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The Jazz Piano Course Library

Let's take a look at some of the courses you'll get access to as a Jazz Tutorial Member:

  • Jazz Fundamentals course ($297 value). Essential music theory that all jazz musicians need to know: includes chord symbols, types of 7th chord, chord extensions, understanding lead sheets, song form, modulation, and harmonic analysis. 22 lessons.

  • Improvisation Step By Step course ($297 value). Learn to improvise, one technique at a time - includes chord tone soloing, approach patterns, enclosures, turns, playing in 3rds, aiming for the changes, rhythmic techniques, and more. 20 lessons.

  • Chord Voicing Intensive course ($397 value). Learn how I voice jazz standards using authentic jazz piano chord voicings: includes upper structures, rootless voicings, shells, closed voicings, open voicings, the Kenny Barron voicing, and modified voicings. 18 lessons.

  • Chord Voicing Case Studies course ($197 value). Walk through a series of jazz standards with me and we'll figure out our voicings together. Includes 'Stompin At The Savoy', 'Moon River', and 'Girl From Ipanema'. 8 lessons.

  • Jazz Piano Styles ($297 value). Learn to play in a variety of jazz piano styles - includes walking bass lines, cocktail piano techniques, ballad arranging techniques, stride piano textures, 'glitzy solos', song intros, and jazz piano endings. 12 lessons.

  • Interval Arithmetic course ($97 value). Do you struggle to play chord voicings or scales in difficult keys? If so, I'll show you how I count intervals, quickly and accurately from any note. Master your 'interval counting skills' and you'll be able to play any chord voicing or scale with complete confidence. 3 lessons.

  • Bossa Nova Masterclass ($97 value). Discover how to play Bossa Nova tunes in an authentic Bossa Nova style. Includes bass lines, chord voicings, arranging tips, and case studies of me arranging 'Song for My Father' and 'So Nice'. 5 lessons.

  • Block Chords Masterclass ($97 value). Learn to play songs using the iconic sound of block chords - made famous by George Shearing and Barry Harris. Case studies include 'Blue Bossa' and 'Fly Me To The Moon'. 5 lessons.

  • The Complete Jazz Scales Method ($297 value). The 'answer-all-questions' approach to jazz scales. Get clarity on which scales you can play over each chord type. Includes the lydian, lydian-dominant, dorian, blues, phrygian-dominant, altered, diminished scale and more. Also comes with case studies on 'Satin Doll' and 'Autumn Leaves'. 14 lessons.

Member Downloads (Print These)

You'll also get access to my JAZZ PIANO RESOURCE VAULT with your membership, which comes with HUNDREDS of pages of printable sheet music and learning resources...


  • 59 Jazz Piano Licks (sheet music) - annotated series of licks for all common chord progressions: the major 2-5-1, minor 2-5-1, 2-5-1-6, and minor chord licks.

  • Walking bass lines (sheet music) - a 2-page document reveals my top walking bass lines for 2-5-1s and other progressions (learn these).

  • Left-hand patterns for Ballads - a series of elegant left-hand patterns which you can use when playing Ballads.

  • Complete List of Jazz Scales (sheet music) - a 5-page document that lists all the scales you can play over each chord type. Major 7 scales, minor 7 scales, V7 scales and more. Also covers 2-5-1 and -2-5-1-6 scales.

  • Jazz Piano Endings (sheet music) - a collection of 9 STYLISH jazz piano endings composed by me. Includes major and minor song endings (use these).

  • Cocktail Piano Techniques (sheet music) - a collection of glitzy cocktail piano techniques, annotated and ready for you to use.

  • Stride piano Textures (sheet music) - a series of stride piano patterns and voicings for your left hand.

  • Interval Trainer Practice Track (MP3 download) - practice counting intervals anytime just by listening to Julian's audio lesson on counting intervals.

  • Lesson Notes - bullet point summaries to every lesson. Download, save and print!

What Members are Saying

Membership Options

To cover this much material with a private teacher would cost THOUSANDS of dollars...

But with the Jazz Tutorial Membership you get access to the same Jazz Piano Curriculum I would normally teach privately, for a fraction of the price...


  • Monthly Billing: $55 a month. 30-day rolling plan. Cancel anytime.

  • Yearly Billing: $35 a month, billed annually at $420 today. Saves you $240 when you join for a year.

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Money Back Guarantee

But what if you try the Jazz Tutorial courses and they're not right for you?

Not a problem - as always, you have my money back guarantee:

  • 90-day money back guarantee for Yearly Members.

  • 30-day money back guarantee for Monthly Members.

If for any reason my jazz piano courses aren't right for you, I will fully refund your purchase.

What To Do Next...

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"I've provided you with everything you'll ever need to learn jazz piano: Step by step video lessons, PDF downloads, backing tracks, and a distraction-free environment to learn.

I hope to take you a lot further on this amazing journey and to hear your success story soon!"

Your friend,


There's a few things I recommend you have before watching my jazz piano courses:

  • 5+ years piano-playing experience - so that you’re familiar with the instrument and can focus on learning new jazz theory.

  • Basic music theory knowledge - you're familiar with the major scale, minor scale, major chords, and minor chords. Basic knowledge of the 12 keys will also be helpful.

  • Reading music recommended (treble clef only) - Most of my lessons DO NOT require you to read music. However, to play jazz songs from a real book you will need to read treble clef.

If you're not sure you meet these requirements, I recommend that you try the courses and decide for yourself. If this training is too advanced, just email us and we will fully refund your purchase.

"What Will I learn?"

Here are just a few things you'll discover as you watch my jazz piano courses:

  • How to play jazz songs from a real book.

  • Chord symbols explained - get clarity on the many chord symbols of jazz, once and for all - 'Cm6', 'C13', 'C9', 'C7sus4', etc.

  • What to practice at each stage of your development (beginner, intermediate, advanced).

  • Improvisation techniques covered in detail: chord tone soloing, approach patterns, enclosures, 'playing out', emphasizing the changes, and more.

  • Add an authentic solo section to every song in your repertoire.

  • ii-V-Is explained (major, minor & variations) and the scales I play over each chord.

  • Essential left hand chord voicings that professionals use to create smooth voice leading.

  • Chord extensions explained - and my top 5 chord extensions to add sophistication to your sound.

  • Approach patterns explained - melodic shapes that you can use to create an authentic jazz piano solo.

  • Jazz scales explained: know which scale to play over any chord.

  • The 5 jazz scales that make up 90% of my playing.

  • 'The 12 Key Pattern': how I practice playing in all 12 keys.

  • How to play YOUR OWN arrangement of any jazz song (instead of playing other people's notated jazz arrangements).

  • Build your repertoire to as many as 30 songs - played in an authentic jazz piano style.

And much more!

What To Do Next...

To start learning today, just click one of the buttons below to choose your membership (Monthly or Yearly)...

Complete the checkout and you’ll get instant access to ALL jazz piano courses and I'll see you in lesson one!

Course Q+A

How many videos are there?
There's over 113 video lessons (17+ hours of concise video content) with new lessons still being added.

How many videos are in each course?
Roughly 20-25 videos per course. Most lessons are a concise 10-15 minutes.

Are these videos more detailed than your YouTube videos?
Yes - they're more detailed, they cover material that I've never talked about on YouTube, and most importantly - they're step by step, rather than just random topics.

Is there any live broadcast training?
No - all lessons are pre-recorded and edited (which makes them much more concise than a live broadcast). This allows you to watch the lessons at any time, and you won't have to worry about missing a live broadcast.

Does this course have printable material associated with the lessons?
Yes - there's lesson notes for each lesson (downloadable PDFs). There's also additional resources like my 'practice exercise ebook' for each course, audio downloads (including backing tracks for you to play to) and sheet music.

Do you provide the sheet music for the songs you cover - or do you have to purchase a Real book?
I don't provide sheet music to any jazz songs. I recommend you purchase a Real Book ($30) to accompany you through these courses, and your jazz piano learning / career.

Are the videos downloadable?
No, the videos are not downloadable - but you have 24/7 access to the member's area so you can watch the lessons at any time, and from any location (including watching on your smartphone). Each video comes with a PDF lesson summary which can be downloaded.

Do I get complete access to everything from day one - or do I have to stay subscribed as the courses are dripped out?
Yes - you get complete access to all of the courses as soon as you become a Member.

Do I need any other equipment?
I recommend all students buy a Real Book (roughly $30) to accompany watching the courses. This is so that you can apply what you learn to your real jazz songs after each lesson.

Can I pause and re-watch the videos?
Yes! The course videos are hosted with Vimeo - which has beautiful resolution. You can pause the videos, skip forward and back, re-watch as many times as you like - and you can even change the playback speed to double speed or half-speed.

What To Do Next...

To start learning today, just click one of the buttons below to choose your membership (Monthly or Yearly)...

Complete the checkout and you’ll get instant access to ALL jazz piano courses and I'll see you in lesson one!

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