Jazz Piano: A Crash Course for Beginners in Jazz

About Jazz Piano: A Crash Course for Beginners in Jazz

Ever wanted to play jazz but not feeling confident? We will talk about some basics - voicings, rhythm, elements of jazz, and more! The goal is to understand the structure of the classic twelve-bar blues by the end.

Class Goals

- learn jazz harmony
- learn extended chords
- learn common chord progressions in jazz
- learn the twelve-bar blues

Age Range

13 and up

Skill Level

Intermediate (prerequisite music reading skills, and an understanding of scales and chords)


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Weekly on Fridays, at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC.

The next session is Friday, November 20.

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. 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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