Welcome to Open Studio.

This is your meeting place for aspiring jazz players and the top jazz artists of our time. Our mission is to help the community of jazz students play jazz better. We present exclusive instruction and content from the top jazz players. But they’re more than just Grammy winning virtuosos – they’re inspiring and thoughtful instructors, ready to share their knowledge and inspire you with their tools of the trade.

All this happens at Open Studio, the most innovative jazz learning platform on the web, and the new way players learn to play.

This is the team of musicians and visionaries that is committed to helping you play better.

How we got here?


Open Studio is formally a company – a single place to come for the best online jazz education.

Brian Fielding, long-standing Audible senior leadership team member, joins Open Studio as business advisor.

Open Launches its newest innovation, Living Notation, a completely interactive way to engage the music during lessons and performances.

Team: 4
Instructors: 4
Courses: 5
New Artists: Peter Sprague (guitar)


Peter and Dan quickly realize they can’t do this alone and the team grows to 5 people, bringing on Adam Maness (Creative Director).

Team: 5
Instructors: 6
Courses: 10
New Artists: Sean Jones (trumpet), Reuben Rogers (bass)


Open Studio kicks into high gear to produce courses from the most in demand jazz artists, while at the same time immensely expanding the piano curriculum.

Team: 6
Instructors: 9
Courses: 15
New Artists: Christian McBride (bass), Warren Wolf (vibraphone), Ulysses Owens Jr. (drums)


Open Studio members expand to over 100 countries.

For the first time, a second pianist is brought in as an instructor, and 5-time GRAMMY Award winning vocalist Dianne Reeves joins the roster.

Team: 8
Instructors: 12
Courses: 19
New Artists: Geoffrey Keezer (piano), Dianne Reeves (vocals), Steve Wilson (saxophone)


By popular demand, the All-Access Pass is launched, giving access to the entire catalog of Open Studio courses for a single membership fee. This allows players to grow at their own pace with the freedom explore more courses.

LIVE @ Open Studio premieres with live-streamed performances by Open Studio artists in front of a live in-person & virtual audience.

Team: 9
Instructors: 19
Courses: 32
New Artists: Helio Alves (piano), Edu Ribeiro (drums), BRS Quartet (piano, drums, guitar, bass)


Open Studio launches its 19th piano course, establishing itself as the leading jazz piano platform in the world.

The Daily Guided Practice Sessions are launched, addressing the most frequent question: “What [and how] should I practice?”

Team: 9
Instructors: 19
Courses: 36


Open Studio launches a landmark piano course from 15-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch: Thoughts and Experiments with Solo Piano

Introduced Open Studio Pro, the ultimate in day jazz piano coaching and community.

Launched monthly live Masterclasses for members, featuring Christian Sands, Emmet Cohen, Billy Childs and more.

Team: 11
Instructors: 23
Courses: 52
New Artists: Fred Hersch (piano), Bob DeBoo (bass)


Open Studio reaches the 100,000 subscribers milestone on YouTube.

Introduced the Bass Community in Open Studio Pro, the ultimate in daily jazz bass coaching.

Broadened the live Masterclasses and workshops for members, featuring Aimee NolteChris Parks and more.

Team: 11
Instructors: 24
Courses: 65
New Artists: Ron Carter


Open Studio Pro welcomes it’s 400th member to the community, with over 15 live coaching sessions every week.

A live one-take album, “Peter Martin and Generation S” is recorded and live-streamed to a worldwide audience.

Team: 11
Instructors: 24
Courses: 75
New Artists: Emmet Cohen (piano), Aaron Parks (piano), Jeremy Siskind (piano), Dan Wilson (guitar)