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Jazz Piano Method

The ultimate ongoing jazz piano education from Peter Martin and global jazz piano community. A new lesson every week, and access to the full catalog of over 600 lessons.

The Harmony Games

Fall in love with Harmony with this fun course that includes games, experiments and Guided Practice Sessions.

Jazz Piano: Inside & Out

You know him from his regular Emmet’s Place performance series. Now Emmet Cohen brings his unique approach to learning the masters and playing better. Never before have you had access to minds of one of today’s greatest talents at the keys.

The Harmony of Radiohead

Adam Maness listens to, and breaks down the harmonies and melodies created by Tom York and Johnny Greenwood of Radiohead. Discover the harmonic sophistication and nods to Brahms, Schubert and even Alice Coltrane and other jazz influences.

The Harmony of Stevie Wonder

Peter Martin breaks down the harmonic genius of Stevie Wonder. Every two weeks he covers a different tune from Stevie’s expansive catalog, guiding you through the twists and turns that make each a fountain of harmonic inspiration and songwriting insights.

Jazz Piano Jump-Start

7 weeks to jump-start your playing. How to start and what to practice….no experience necessary! Perfect for novice and aspiring pianists. The ultimate “starting point” course from Adam Maness and Peter Martin.

Jazz Piano for Beginners

Taking you from aspiring jazz pianist to functional jazz pianist, this is the ultimate course from Peter Martin to ramp up your Jazz Piano Journey.Featuring 12 Guided Practice Sessions from Adam Maness

Elements of Jazz Piano

Improvise with confidence. Build chords like a pro. Arrange tunes and melodies as a solo pianist or with a rhythm section. All of these techniques are laid out in a clear and practical way with Elements of Jazz Piano.

Thoughts and Experiments with Solo Piano

Fred Hersch focuses you on the underlying process of music making – regardless of the level of “music information” you have at your command – all in the service of helping you become a better solo pianist, and a more creative and empathic jazz musician.  

Advanced Jazz Piano Concepts

Become the best pianist you know. It’s the little things that make a good musician great.  Sure, you understand the changes, you’re “swinging,”  you know lots of scales and voicings but there’s still something holding you back from reaching that next level: the details. Just a few minor shifts to your musical focus can make a...

Define Your Voice

Find and define your voice with your new vocal coach:  five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves.

Bebop Chords for Beginners

Want to get that iconic bebop piano sound with your chord voicings? Adam Maness breaks down the time-tested system for creating hip, punchy, easy to play bebop chords.

Brazilian Jazz Piano

Master all five of the essential Brazilian styles as you learn to effortlessly groove like a native: Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião, Afoxè, and Partido Alto.

Elements of Solo Piano

Unlock the secrets of solo piano with modern jazz master and Grammy award winner Geoffrey Keezer

Block Chords Made Easy

Start playing classic chords today as Adam Maness presents a simple system for Locked-Hands and Drop-2 voicings.

Elements of Jazz Vocals

Have you ever wondered what goes into singing a jazz song? Gillian Margot is here to help you dissect it into a process that will work for you.

Fundamentals of Jazz Bass and Beyond

Let Christian McBride teach you what to play, and what NOT to play.

Jazz Trumpet Fundamentals | Vol. 1

Sound, artistry, and technique, in one place. Don’t spend another week playing the same old things. Learn the right way to practice to take your playing to the next level.

Jazz Trumpet Fundamentals | Vol. 2

Bebop, Composition, and of course…SOUND. All the ingredients to upping your game are here. From technique and sound to transcribing and improvising. 

Jazz Vibraphone Voicings

Don’t let weak voicings hold you back. Don’t let the pianists and guitarists at the session have all the fun. In this laser-focused course, you’ll learn to build great sounding 4-note voicings from the bottom up in a fun, easy to follow format.
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Peter Martin

Peter Martin is an acclaimed jazz pianist, educator, and founder of Open Studio. Peter has performed and recorded on six continents with Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Betty Carter, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman as well as his own ensembles. He has recorded over 400 lessons, pioneering the field of online jazz education and was recently featured in...

Adam Maness

As Open Studio’s Creative Director, Adam Maness develops the curriculum of all of the courses, in addition to teaching his own popular course like Magic Voicing System, Piano Fingering Independence and more. Adam is a versatile pianist, arranger, composer, and producer whose performances, original compositions, and arrangements have been featured on numerous recordings and on national and international radio and television...

Geoffrey Keezer

Grammy award winner Geoffrey Keezer is a highly sought after pianist, composer and educator. Geoffrey has recorded and toured with Art Blakey, Ray Brown, Benny Golson, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, Chris Botti, Sting and more.  Visit Geoffrey’s site for more information including tour dates.

Christian McBride

Christian McBride is a eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning bassist/composer. Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and others, McBride has been artist-in-residence and artistic director with organizations such as Jazz Aspen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jazz House Kids, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, the Montclair...

Aaron Parks

Pianist Aaron Parks is a forward-thinking jazz musician who came to the public’s attention during his time with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Aaron studied with noted pianist Kenny Barron and has performed with a variety of artists including trumpeter Christian Scott, drummer Kendrick Scott, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and others. Parks has released several albums under his own name, including...

Emmet Cohen

Jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is a dynamic force in music and the arts. Leading the Emmet Cohen Trio and pioneering the Masters Legacy Series. He’s a globally acclaimed jazz sensation, having launched “Live From Emmet’s Place,” a live-streamed “Harlem rent party” that’s captivated millions. With over ten albums to his name and collaborations...

Ron Carter

Over his 60 year career, Mr. Carter has recorded with many of the jazz greats greats including Lena Horne, Bill Evans, B.B. King, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Bobby Timmons, Eric Dolphy, Cannonball Adderley and Jaki Byard to name a few. From 1963 to 1968, he was a member of the acclaimed Miles Davis Quintet. Carter...

Dianne Reeves

Five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world as a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings. In 2018, Dianne was honored as an NEA Jazz Master, which is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists. She has performed at the White House on...

Sean Jones

Frequently performing around the world with various orchestras and ensembles, Sean Jones is a premier trumpet player. He has been prominently featured with a number of artists, recording and/or performing with major figures such as Wynton Marsalis, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson and Marcus Miller.

Greg Hutchinson

Greg Hutchinson has appeared on over 160 recordings, performing and recording with countless jazz greats including Betty Carter, Joshua Redman, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Roy Hargrove, Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr.

Fred Hersch

A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist.  A fifteen-time Grammy nominee, Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards and has long set the standard for...

Ulysses Owens Jr.

Ulysses Owens Jr. is a Grammy-winning drummer and also a producer, composer, educator, and entrepreneur. He has toured and recorded with artists including Christian McBride, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Diane Schuur, Renee Fleming, Monty Alexander, Russell Malone, and Mulgrew Miller.

Reuben Rogers

Imbued with both groove and spirit from birth, Reuben Rogers combined the calypso and reggae rhythms of his native Virgin Islands with the gospel sounds of the church and the freedom and improvisation of jazz to create the unique chemistry that would make him one of the most distinctive and in-demand bassists in modern jazz....

Bob DeBoo

Bob DeBoo is an in-demand performer on both the double and electric bass. Some of the projects he’s been involved with the last couple years include playing with David Sanborn’s Acoustic Quartet, Peter Martin, Geoffrey Keezer, Alarm Will Sound, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up In Your Bones” Opera, James Carter, Matt Wilson, Ron Miles, the 442s,...

Melissa Aldana

Melissa Aldana, a rising star in the world of saxophone and the first female instrumentalist to win the coveted Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, has said she doesn’t think about shattering glass ceilings in her career. The native of Chile, who attended Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, just felt privileged to compete...

Chris Parks

Chris began studying with the late, great Barry Harris in 1993 and still learns from his teaching every day. In addition to in-person teaching, he began sharing what he learned from Barry on his popular YouTube channel in 2018. Chris is Open Studio’s guitar guru and hosts five live coaching sessions in Open Studio Pro.

Romero Lubambo

Romero Lubambo‘s guitar playing unites the styles and rhythms of his native Brazilian musical heritage with his fluency in the American jazz tradition to form a distinctive new sound. Lubambo has performed and recorded with many outstanding artists, including Dianne Reeves, Michael Brecker, Yo-Yo Ma, Kathleen Battle, Diana Krall, Herbie Mann, Wynton Marsalis, Gal Costa, Kurt...

Edú Ribeiro

Edu Ribeiro is a modern Brazilian jazz drumming legend and two time Grammy Award winner. He has performed across the globe with Yamand Costa, Ivan Lins, Joyce, Toquinho, João Bosco, Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Brad Mehldau, Stacey Kent, and Leny Andrade, as well his own groups, including Trio Corrente. Edú is also a skilled educator, having...

Helio Alves

The premier Brazilian jazz pianist of his generation. He has performed and recorded with top Brazilian and American jazz artists including Claudio Roditi, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Rosa Passos, Joyce, Duduka da Fonseca, Airto Moreira, and more. He has been featured on multiple Grammy-winning albums including Obrigado Brasil by Yo Yo Ma, Big Band by Joe...

Gillian Margot

Having an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide range and a style that is deeply rooted in the tradition of the great jazz vocalists, Gillian Margot possesses a gift of storytelling and stunning lyrical delivery. A native of Toronto, Canada, Margot studied under a generation of jazz legends including Oscar Peterson, Freddy Cole, Carol Welsman, and...
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Bass GPS

Bob DeBoo • The weekly Bass GPS is for working together on bass lines, soloing, and other concepts crucial to…

Bass Masters Club

Bob DeBoo • Your place to study bass lines and solos directly from the Masters like Paul Chambers, Ray Brown,…

Bebop For All

Chris Parks • Pianists, Guitarists, Horn players and musicians of all levels. Come enjoy a class based on the teachings…

Bebop Office Hours

Chris Parks • Have bebop questions that you weren’t able to ask in a different session? This is your opportunity…

Chord Fundamentals

Caili O’Dougherty • In this session we explore a wide range of chord voicings from LH-only, 2-hand chords, block chords,…

Feedback Friday

Adam Maness • Your opportunity to play for the group and get direct coaching on performance, improvisation, repertoire from Adam

Guitar Harmony

Chris Parks • This session is built around Barry Harris’s 4 Scales of Chords and applying them to Standards.  You’ll…

Jazz Piano Method LIVE

Peter Martin • Sit in with Peter as he records his weekly lesson for the Jazz Piano Method course with…

Jeremy Siskind Residency

Listening Session

Adam Maness • Sit with Adam as he plays a noteworthy album and discuss.

Live GPS

Adam Maness • Practice with Adam as part of his Guided Practice Session.

Low Bar

Mentor Sessions

Fridays at 2pm ET • Exclusive to Open Studio members Live Mentor Sessions offer members a crucial chance to learn,…

New Member Hang

Join Adam as he gives you an in-depth tour of Open Studio and Open Studio Pro.

Open House

Piano Masters Club

Adam Maness • Sing along for the first 1-2 days and then take it to your instrument. Post a video…

Repertoire Club

Adam Maness • Building up your repertoire is much deeper than just memorizing songs. It’s about internalizing the forms, melodies,…

Rhythm Training

Bob DeBoo • All instruments and experience levels welcome! These live Rhythm Guided Practice Sessions are meant to strengthen our…

Solo Piano: Explained

Jeremy Siskind •  Jeremy, author of Playing Solo Jazz Piano, walks you through basic theory, arrangements, and exercises, and gives…

Soloing For Guitar

Chris Parks • This session consists of Barry Harris’s unique approach to practicing scales. Also, Barry’s method of applying these…

The Harmony of Radiohead

Adam breakdowns the brilliant harmony of Radiohead in the limited series of live sessions.

The Harmony of Stevie Wonder

Trio GPS

Adam Maness • Bob DeBoo • Kaleb Kirby • The trio takes you through a unique and fun Guided Practice…

Upright Bass Technique

Bob DeBoo • Good technique is crucial to be able to ‘say’ what you want to musically on the upright…

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