History & Survey of Jazz Piano

Interested in learning more about jazz styles? What about the history of great pianists? Do you want new music to listen to while you’re at work or on your commute? Join in this class as we talk about key elements of listening and appreciating jazz in a whole new way! Every week, students will get a handout of key recordings that we listen to in class. While listening, we will talk about history and evolution into what jazz is today. Note that this is a survey course; we will not be playing piano. Come with your listening ears! 
While there are no formal assignments,  students are welcome & encouraged to bring in their favorite recordings and the class will analyze them together! 

Optional materials: 

The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine (a treasure trove of material for pianists and also has great listening materials)
Ken Burns’ Jazz Documentary (a great in-depth study on the history of jazz)

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level



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Weekly on Mondays, at 7 pm ET | 4 pm PT.

The next session is Monday, November 23.

How It Works

Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. This live online class is capped at 20 students. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee

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Joe Miterko

Joe Miterko

From Trumbull, CT, Joe Miterko is an active jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and music educator. He began playing piano at the age of four. Growing up, he actively participated in the Litchfield Jazz Camp and the Fairfield University Summer Jazz Camp as a student and counselor. He also graduated from the Regional Center for the Arts Performing Arts High School of Fairfield County.

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Student Say

Joe Miterko was an excellent teacher! He was very patient and encouraging with my daughter. He stressed fundamentals, but also incorporates things she wants to learn to play. I highly recommend him for all ages!

— Lessonface Verified Student

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