First Music Concert Series, First Lutheran Church, Lorain
Nov
19
3:00 PM15:00

First Music Concert Series, First Lutheran Church, Lorain

Solo piano performance - Every Sowash concert is an exciting, yet intimate event featuring hymns, spirituals, and well-known tunes distinctively reinterpreted in a style that has been described as “very accessible to the non-jazz aficionado.” Sowash is known nationally for his formidable technique instant audience rapport. Listeners are drawn in by his inspirational tales, faith stories and life experiences woven between critically acclaimed music that has been heard on National Public Radio and PBS-TV.

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Trial Lesson
Nov
28
11:00 AM11:00

Trial Lesson

Be as cool as Snoopy this holiday season. Learn to transform Oh Christmas Tree from its traditional Tannenbaum roots to a snappy jazz piano arrangement similar to Charlie Brown Christmas music. The lesson is totally free but you have to sign up in order to receive an access link.
Find out more here.

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Winter/Spring Folk Songs Course
Jan
3
to May 2

Winter/Spring Folk Songs Course

Wednesdays (every other week)

Learn to transform lead sheets of best-loved singalong songs the likes of Home on the Range, House of the Rising Sun, or The Water is Wide into rich arrangements with substitute chords and creative concepts derived from gospel and jazz piano styles. (Actual tunes to be studied will be announced a bit later.) If you've never had lessons with me before, this is a good place to start, but I'll also include lots of new creative ideas for those who have been with me for a while. 

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Winter/Spring Jazz Ballads Course
Jan
10
to May 9

Winter/Spring Jazz Ballads Course

Wednesdays (every other week)

Discover the rich jazz chords, lush fills, and essential creative concepts that will help you emphasize the color and emotions inherent in classic ballads from the American songbook such as Georgia on My Mind, My One and Only Love, and What a Wonderful World. (Actual tunes to be studied will be announced a bit later.) Recommended for anyone already accustomed to working with 7th chords and previous participants.

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Rhythm that Rocks - webinar workshop
Jan
22
11:00 AM11:00

Rhythm that Rocks - webinar workshop

Cultivate your students’ sense of time through bucket drumming and rhythm boxes. Then learn simple, but effective rock, jazz, and Latin drum patterns you can play while teaching.

What’s a webinar workshop? Think of it as a paid professional development conference session with highly skilled presenters, slides, and handouts that you can enjoy at home.

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Under the Hood of Baroque Classics - webinar workshop
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00

Under the Hood of Baroque Classics - webinar workshop

Learn to help students identify scales and chords in classical repertoire to improve learning, enhance sight reading, and facilitate memorization.

What’s a webinar workshop? Think of it as a paid professional development conference session with highly skilled presenters, slides, and handouts that you can enjoy at home.

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Facebook Improv Tip of the Month
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Facebook Improv Tip of the Month

Join me for my free Improv Tip of the Month live stream on Facebook. As always, I’ll share a juicy improv tidbit and then take questions on anything related to improvisation via the built-in chat. It’s casual and fun so stop by.

How to receive a notification:
Simply like my Facebook Page and be on Facebook when it starts.

Source:: https://www.facebook.com/BradleySowashMusic/

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Central East District of OhioMTA
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Central East District of OhioMTA

This conference program presented by Bradley Sowash, Clinician, Performer, Columnist and Teacher, is guaranteed to energize your fall teaching!  Bradley’s enthusiasm for creative music making has inspired many of us.  His ideas for improvisation and creativity are endless.  “Jammin’ the Classics” will include ideas for using traditional “classical” literature as a starting point for creative music making that will inspire your students.  Bradley will include ideas that can be used by piano, instrumental, and string teachers.   In preparation for the conference, Bradley suggests that we view his short webinar, “Jammin” the Classics” on the MTNA website under Members Only.  Join us for a fun and creative morning! 

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Improv Tip of the Month
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month

Join me for my free Improv Tip of the Month on Facebook Sept. 7 at 11:00am EST. As always, I’ll share a juicy improv tidbit and then take questions on anything related to improvisation via the built-in chat. It’s casual and fun so stop by.

How to access:
In the past, I’ve streamed from my Facebook Profile but this time, I’m going to stream from my Bradley Sowash Music Facebook Page. So, be sure to like https://www.facebook.com/BradleySowashMusic/ so you’ll receive a notification on your FB newsfeed when it starts.

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Free Trail Online Group Lesson
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Free Trail Online Group Lesson

Join me for a free online jazz piano group lesson Tuesday, August 9th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. I’ll show you some tips and tricks about playing authentic Latin accompaniments on the piano. To sign up, contact me here l so I can send you instructions and access links. If you can’t make it that time, sign up anyway so you can watch the replay video later.

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Improv Tip of the Month
Jul
5
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month

Improv Tip of the Month
Got questions about teaching or playing piano off-page? Join me on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Eastern Time when I'll demonstrate an new creative concept, and answer your improvisation questions on Facebook live streaming. Be sure to come with a question in mind to type in the chat area or email it to me beforehand.

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Improv Tip of the Month Q and A
Jun
7
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month Q and A

Improv Tip of the Month
Got questions about teaching or playing piano off-page? Join me on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Eastern Time when I'll demonstrate an new creative concept, and answer your improvisation questions on Facebook live streaming. Be sure to come with a question in mind to type in the chat area or email it to me beforehand.

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Improv Tip of the Month Q and A
Jun
6
11:00 AM11:00

Improv Tip of the Month Q and A

Improv Tip of the Month
Got questions about teaching or playing piano off-page? Join me on the first Wednesday of each month at 11:00 am Eastern Time when I'll demonstrate an new creative concept, and answer your improvisation questions on Facebook live streaming. Be sure to come with a question in mind to type in the chat area or email it to me beforehand.
 

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Preparing Students for Jazz Band
Jun
5
11:00 AM11:00

Preparing Students for Jazz Band

How does a pianist move from practicing alone to playing in a jazz band? This webinar explains and demonstrates the skills needed to play in the rhythm section of a larger jazz ensemble including how to voice chords, what scales to play when improvising, and stock accompaniments and grooves for the main jazz styles.

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Summer Shuffle Blues Online Course
May
24
to Jul 6

Summer Shuffle Blues Online Course

Learn to play the Shuffle Blues in this special one-topic session. Unlike the weekly lessons during the academic year, four summer lessons take place every other week over 8 weeks. So you'll have plenty of time to practice and enjoy the summer.

Summer Shuffle Blues Schedule
Wednesdays
, 7:00 – 8:15 pm  Eastern Standard Time
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5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5

Thursdays, 11 am – 12:15 Eastern Standard Time
5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6
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MusicEdConnect Online Conference
Feb
1
to Feb 4

MusicEdConnect Online Conference

I’m looking forward to returning to the MusicEdConnect live online music teaching conference. In a past session, I posed the question as to how many participants had never been to a big regional or national conference and the answer came back 90%! This conference really fills a niche for those who prefer to do their professional development at home. This year, I’ll be performing the first ever MusicEdConnect.com concert and offering a showcase on my popular Creative Chords keyboard improvisation method for beginners.

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Master Class
Jan
28
1:00 PM13:00

Master Class

Keyboard Teachers Association

Master Class occurs annually in the winter. Each year, the KTA invites an accomplished and respected professional to teach a master class for chosen students from each teacher’s studio. Students perform selected repertoire from memory in a recital setting, and receive valuable feedback from the master teacher. All students and teachers benefit from the different perspective a master teacher provides, delving deeper into the music and learning new approaches that may be incorporated into other repertoire. Past Master Teachers have included professors from UC/Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and local composers.

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