Jazz Courses

Race through YEARS of jazz study in a single afternoon!

Learning jazz piano doesn't have to take a lifetime...

You don't have to figure it all out on your own...

All you need is a qualified teacher who can show you the steps in order.

I was able to complete my jazz piano education in just 2 years - but only because I had an excellent teacher who showed me the way.

Without my teacher's help, I would have never got past the beginner stage, and in the end I would have given up.

Few people are lucky enough to have access to a jazz piano teacher, and this is the biggest barrier to learning jazz...

MY MISSION: is to create a world class jazz piano education and make it accessible to everybody.

I took all the lessons I would normally teach privately with students, and I filmed them as a series of step by step jazz piano courses...

Imagine 60+ concise video lessons, teaching you everything from improvisation, to chord voicings, to arranging techniques, to essential jazz theory...

You don't have to trek hours to a teacher's studio. You don't have to wait weeks to schedule your next lesson. All of the lessons are ready and waiting for you...

You can literally race through years of jazz study in a single afternoon!

The Jazz Tutorial Course Library

Become a Jazz Tutorial Member and get access to all of my jazz piano courses for as long as you need them:

  • Improvisation Step By Step course ($297 value). Learn to improvise, one technique at a time - chord tone soloing, approach patterns, enclosures, and rhythmic techniques. 20 lessons.

  • Chord Voicing Intensive course ($397 value). Learn to voice any jazz standard using authentic jazz piano chord voicings: upper structures, rootless voicings, shells, and more. 18 lessons.

  • Jazz Fundamentals course ($297 value). Essential music theory for jazz musicians: chord symbols, extended harmony, lead sheets, song form, scales, and how jazz works. 22 lessons.

  • Interval Arithmetic course ($97 value). Stop playing wrong notes! Find your fingers to the right notes instantly by improving your interval counting skills.

Each course flows into the next, filling in all of the gaps to your jazz piano knowledge.

Member Downloads

In addition to your video courses, you'll get access to the Member's Download page:

Here you'll discover sheet music, MP3 backing tracks (for you to play along to), recommended jazz songs, lesson notes, and short ebook guides - all of which you can download to your computer and keep!

- The Jazz Tutorial Membership -

The Jazz Tutorial Membership is a paid monthly subscription that gives you access to my complete jazz piano course library (over $1000 of courses) for as long as you stay subscribed.

Sign up for as little as one month, and cancel at anytime.

Available Memberships:

  • Yearly billing: $35 a month, billed annually at $420. Cancel anytime.

  • Monthly billing: $55 a month, billed as a rolling 30-day plan. Cancel anytime.

Watch the lessons as quickly as you like, on demand (you get everything from day one) and cancel your subscription at any time.

Here's What You'll Discover

  • 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!

Who Is This For?

  • "I want to learn jazz piano FAST and accelerate my learning today"

  • "I'm overwhelmed with information and need to be taught step by step"

  • "I don't know what to practice and need a clear path to follow"

  • "Learning on my own feels like wandering through a mist, slowly picking up clues and trying to connect the dots"

  • "I really want to learn jazz piano but don't know where to start"

  • "I want to be able to play any song from my real book in an authentic jazz piano style"

If any of the above sound like you - then the Jazz Tutorial piano courses are for you...

Prerequisites

There's a few things you must have before taking the Jazz Tutorial courses:

  • 5 years piano playing experience - so that you’re able to play the techniques that you're going to learn.

  • Basic music theory knowledge - must be familiar with intervals ('whole-steps', 'half-steps', 'minor 3rds', 'tritones', etc), the major & minor scales, and major & minor chords.

  • Reading music recommended (treble clef only) - so that you can play songs from a real book.

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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 subscribers.

  • 30-day money back guarantee for Monthly subscribers.

If for any reason the courses aren't right for you, I will fully refund your purchase!

Choose Your Subscription


Course Q+A

How much video content is there?
There's currently over 60 video lessons (11+ hours of concise video content) in my Jazz Fundamentals, Improvisation Step by Step, and Chord Voicing Intensive courses - 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.

I don’t understand how your course works - is it like going to school every day?
Think of each video in my course as being a private lesson with me - it's everything I would teach you in one lesson, only it's pre-recorded.
After watching the lesson - you'll leave with one practice exercise that I want you to practice at the piano (the exercise will probably take you several days to master).
Once you've completed that exercise, come back and watch the next lesson - where I'll give you a new practice exercise. And so on.
You have access to all of the material - and you can go through it at your own pace.

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 need any special software or apps to watch this course?
No - all you need is internet connection, and you can access your courses through this website.

Do I get complete access to everything from day 1 - or do I have to stay subscribed as the courses are dripped out?
You get complete access to all of the courses today. They're all there waiting for you - 11+ hours of video lessons!

If I cancel my subscription after a few months - do I retain the courses?
No - you get complete access to all of the courses / videos in the member's area while you're a member. If you decide to end your subscription, you will lose access to the member's area (although you can always sign up again in future).

However you do get to keep all of the lesson resources which can be downloaded from the member's area - practice ebooks, PDF lesson notes, backing tracks, audio exercises, etc.

Will I get notified when my subscription is about to renew?
Yes. If you become a yearly member - you will get an email from me, several weeks before your subscription renews. This will give you plenty of time to review the courses and decide if you wish to continue - or cancel your membership.

I'm worried about forgetting to cancel my subscription - what happens if I'm accidentally billed?
Not a problem. I can refund any payment you make within 90 days. Just email me and I can reverse any unintended charge.

Which subscription is right for me - Monthly or Yearly?
If you're serious about achieving jazz piano success - then the Yearly option will give you the best results. You'll have the time that's needed to go through the courses and do the practice exercises.

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 happens if I unsubscribe? Can I re-subscribe later?
Yes, you can unsubscribe at any time, and join again during a future enrollment.


Prerequisites Q+A

I don’t read music - can I still join?
You can still join and learn from the courses. Most of the videos DO NOT require you to read music at all. And my 'reading music guideline' is mostly so that you can apply what you learn by playing songs from your real book.

How good at reading music do I need to be?
You only have to read treble clef to play from a real book (there's no bass clef in most real books).
If you don't read music yet - watch my quick video that shows you how to read music before you join: Click here

I don’t play piano - is this still for me?
The Jazz Tutorial courses are made primarily for jazz pianists. However, most lessons apply to all instruments (including my improvisation lessons, jazz theory lessons, and interval arithmetic lessons). Only the Chord Voicing Intensive course is piano specific.
So I still recommend the Jazz Tutorial courses to non-pianists. However, you must be familiar with the notes on the keyboard (as I teach through the piano). If piano is your second instrument, I recommend the Monthly Subscription.

I'm over 60 - can I still learn this?
My audience is full of people over 60! I have many students in their 80s, who remain incredibly sharp and have made great progress in jazz piano. I believe that having the time to immerse yourself in learning jazz has more impact than how old you are.

Should I watch the courses sitting at my computer - or can I watch them on my cell phone?
It's up to you! You can watch the lessons from any device - computer, cell phone, iPad. You can watch them while sitting at the piano, or away from the piano. You can login to your courses from any device - and watch them from any location (as long as you have wifi).

I still don't know if this is right for me - what should I do?
I would love for you to try the new courses and see for yourself. You have a 90 day money back guarantee for the yearly membership, so if for any reason it turns out not to be right for you - just email me and I'll refund your purchase. That's what my money back guarantee is there for!

Billing Q+A

Now let me answer your questions about payments and billing:

Can I pay using PayPal?
Unfortunately not. The only payment I can accept is by bank card through the secure checkout page.

Can I pay by check?
Unfortunately not. The only payment I can accept is by bank card through the secure checkout page.

Is it safe for me to pay with my credit card on your website?
Yes. This website has an SSL certificate (which protects your personal information using encryption), and your payment is handled by Stripe's secure checkout (a service similar to PayPal), which is embedded on this website.

I live outside the US. Can you tell me what your pricing is in my home currency?
If you're outside the US, please use an online currency converter to see what your payment will be in your home currency.

Will I pay additional sales tax on my order?
No. Sales tax is already included in the price. You only pay today's price - and nothing more.

Is your pricing in US dollars or Australian dollars?
All pricing is shown in US dollars.

Musical Ear Q+A

Now let me answer your questions regarding my other popular course - The Musical Ear:

How much overlap is there between your ear training course (The Musical Ear) and the jazz piano courses?
There is almost zero overlap between the jazz piano courses, and my previous ear training course.
However, both courses are taught using my 'Fixed Root Learning' system - where I teach everything from C first - chord voicings, scales, reharms - we learn everything lined up from C first, before transposing it to other keys.

The Jazz Tutorial courses are exclusively focused on learning jazz piano - things like chord voicings, jazz notation markings, chord symbols, jazz scales, improvisation techniques, and so on.

Need assistance or to ask me a question? Send me an email!

Or call Jazz Tutorial at 1-661-489-1112