Play and improvise on two classic jazz standards in five lessons!
May 29 (free trial), June 12, 26, July 17, 31; 1:30 - 2:45 pm Eastern. Compare to your time zone.
Can’t make some of these dates? Every class is recorded so you can catch up by watching archived replay videos for a full year. Learn more here: https://bradleysowash.com/group-lessons
Why do some melodies stand the test of time?
How does one begin writing a melody?
How can a music teacher guide budding composers to write a good melody?
While some tunes like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” include large intervals, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” is mostly made of steps. Why do both of these melodies have such massive appeal?
These are questions we’ll answer at our next 88 Creative Keys webinar along with many more. In fact, we--Bradley Sowash and Leila Viss--have lined up 50 ways to make a melody!
What does giving T.H.A.N.K.S. have to do with learning jazz standards? Join Bradley Sowash live on Facebook. Interact with other viewers and Bradley in the chat area. To receive a reminder notification be sure to like/follow https://www.facebook.com/BradleySowashMusic. Then be on Facebook at the appointed hour.
There’s lots of advice for piano teachers out there. But is it the advice that you are looking for?
Wouldn’t it be nice if your specific questions could be answered personally by experts?
Introducing—Piano Teachers Hotline—a free webinar dedicated to YOUR questions related to improvisation.
Join me in person next Tuesday at 11 am EST for an Improv Tip of the Month livestream in which I'll explain and demonstrate the differences between practicing improvised jazz and written music. To receive a notification like/follow Bradley Sowash Music and then be on Facebook at the appointed hour.
Last year, I recorded a livestream tutorial on picking out holiday tunes by ear. It received a lot of positive feedback so I decided to screen the replay this year. While I won’t actually be on camera time, I’ll still be live, in-person to answer questions and pal around in the chat area. To receive a notification, click the “Get Reminder” button here:
At 88 Creative Keys workshops, we teach teachers to improvise, use technology, lead off-bench activities, direct group teaching, and acquire updated business skills with today’s leading pedagogues. Unlike big music conferences, we offer lots of individual attention to a small group of participants.
April 21, 2018 (12–5:30PM)
Join UWM piano faculty member Peggy Otwell and distinguished guest artist Bradley Sowash for an exciting afternoon of workshops devoted to the Piano Festival | Art of Teaching: Inspiring Improvisation. A Master Class given by the presenters will conclude the event.
Free admission & refreshments provided through generous support from the William F. Vilas Trust.
For this month's Piano Improv Tip of the Month, I'll share tips and refer to "Groovy Shoes" from That's Jazz, Book 1.
Look for me in the Kjos Music booth and at sessions that have to do with teaching creativity or technology. Plan to attend my presentation on Tuesday, March 20, Teaching with Backing Tracks - Learn to enhance technique, timing, and creativity all at the same time by teaching with backing tracks, a catchall name for pre-recorded or automated instrumental accompaniments that simulate a virtual band.
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.
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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