Jazz Piano Evening Classes


I have run evening classes in jazz piano and blues piano in London since 1990. All my classes now take place at MORLEY COLLEGE or The CITY LIT in London. The jazz piano classes listed below are at:

Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT
(Lambeth North or Waterloo tube)

Tel: 020-7450 1889 (enrolment) or 7450 1838 (advice) www.morleycollege.ac.uk

Both classes use my Exploring Jazz Piano books (Schott Music, 2005), although other material is also used and additional handouts are provided:

JAZZ PIANO 3 takes a year (3 terms) to cover the material in Vol 1
JAZZ PIANO 4 takes a year (3 terms) to cover the material in Vol 2

Classes run for three terms, September - July. Although enrolment takes place termly, you are advised to join the course at the start (in September). It is sometimes possible to join at other times, depending on previous experience and class numbers.

The photos shown right and below are members of the 2010‑11 class performing in Morley College foyer in trio with Dominic Howles (bass) and Matt Home (drums).


Jazz Piano 3
Wednesdays 6.30‑8.00pm. First class in September.

A hands-on class for intermediate pianists based on the tutor's book
Exploring Jazz Piano Vol. 1. Brush up on jazz basics, including bass lines, chord voicings, improvisation techniques, and learn jazz standards in a variety of styles.

The course is spread over 3 terms, normally between 10 and 12 weeks each:

1st term (Sep-Dec): MJP007A - Jazz Piano 3A
2nd term (Jan-March): MJP007B - Jazz Piano 3B
3rd term (April-June): MJP007C - Jazz Piano 3C

For precise dates, details of cost and enrolment, see the Morley Website and search for the courses above.

NB: This is a year-long course - it doesn't start again every term. A performance with bass and drums takes place towards the end of the 3rd term, inlate June or early July

A tutor's signature is required to enrol on this course - attend the Enrolment/advice session at Morley - usually in the first week of Sepember - where you can talk to Tim and other tutors to find out the best course for you...

Good courses to do BEFORE this one:

Jazz Piano 1 and 2 (Morley - with tutor Marcus Hill)
Blues Piano Taster
(Morley Summer School)
Blues Piano A, B and C
(Morley)
Premises Jazz Piano Summer School (annual short course, 5 days in August)
ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus (annual short course for classical piano teachers)


Jazz Piano 4
Wednesdays 8.00‑9.30. First class 24 September 2014.

This class is for advanced jazz pianists who have already completed several years of study, and focuses on advanced jazz harmony and improvisation to professional level.
Students are able to spend the whole year (3 terms) on the material covered in Tim's book Exploring Jazz Piano Vol 2.

The course is spread over 3 terms, normally between 10 and 12 weeks each:

1st term (Sep-Dec): MJP070A - Jazz Piano 4A
2nd term (Jan-March): MJP070B - Jazz Piano 4B
3rd term (April-June): MJP070C - Jazz Piano 4C

For precise dates, details of cost and enrolment, see the Morley Website and search for the courses above.

NB: This is a year-long course - it doesn't start again every term. A performance with bass and drums takes place towards the end of the 3rd term, in late June or early July.

Topics include quartal harmony, altered and diminished chords/scales, pentatonics, rootless voicings, polychords, accompaniment, bebop and modal jazz.

A tutor's signature is required to enrol on this course - attend the Enrolment/advice session at Morley - usually in the first week of Sepember - where you can talk to Tim and other tutors to find out the best course for you.


Advanced Jazz Piano Classes

The following classes follow on from JP4 above and assume a similar level of previous study and/or experience:

Jazz Piano Trio Studio Workshop at MORLEY COLLEGE.
Jazz Piano Transcribing
class at The CITY LIT in London.

 

Photos by Jacqueline Vann