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

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.

Course numbers and costs:
1st term - MJP007A - £145 (12 classes) Starts Wed 18 Sep 2019 Details
2nd term - MJP007B - £135 (11 classes) Starts Wed 8 Jan 2020 Details
3rd term - MJP007C - £120 (10 classes) Starts Wed 22 April 2020 Details

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.

A tutor's signature is required to enrol on this course -
attend the Enrolment/advice session at Morley on Thu 5
September (4-8pm),
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 1
(Morley)
Premises Jazz Piano Summer School (August )
ABRSM Jazz Piano Syllabus (City Lit or Benslow- for classical piano teachers)


Jazz Piano 4
Wednesdays 8.00‑9.30pm

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.

Course numbers and costs:
1st term - MJP070A - £145 (12 classes) Starts Wed 18 Sep 2019 Details
2nd term - MJP070B - £135 (11 classes) Wed 8 Jan 2020 Details
3rd term - MJP070C - £120 (10 classes) Wed 22 April 2020 Details

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.

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 on Thu 5 September (4-8pm),
where you can talk to Tim and other tutors to find out the best course for you..


Advanced Jazz Piano Class

The following class follows on from JP4 above and assume a similar level of previous study and/or experience:
Jazz Piano Transcribing
class at The CITY LIT in London.

 

Photos by Jacqueline Vann