Master all five of the essential Brazilian styles as you learn to effortlessly groove like a native. Yes, you’ll learn the RIGHT way to play Bossa Nova from a modern Brazilian jazz master, but also the Samba, Baião, Afoxè, and Partido Alto.
With simple lessons, performances, transcriptions and play-alongs, you’ll have all the tools to start grooving tonight…Brazilian style! 🇧🇷
You'll be able to: 🕺 Play and feel the five essential Brazilian grooves 🔨 Play Brazilian styles solo piano, duo, or with a group 🇧🇷 Play an authentic Samba solo piano ✍️ Know how to arrange and play jazz standards with a Brazilian feel
You'll also get: 🎼 Transcriptions (PDF’s) and Living Notation 🎧 Audio versions of all lessons & performances (downloadable) 🔉 Play-alongs for all the styles & grooves
Our exclusive Living Notationtechnology allows you to follow Helio's playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.
Meet your teacher
Helio Alves is the premier Brazilian jazz pianist of his generation. He has performed and recorded with top Brazilian and American jazz artists including Claudio Roditi, Antônio 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 Henderson, and Brazilian Dreams by Paquito D’Rivera.
Want to try it for free?
Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
You want to learn how to play Brazilian styles authentically
You’re tired of failing at the Bossa Nova
What is the course format?
Brazilian Jazz Piano is an immersive online experience. The curriculum is crafted by Helio Alves along with Open Studio staff. Progressive lesson videos are the core of the course, with downloadable transcriptions and lead sheets, Living Notation, downloadable audio, and play-alongs included for support and further study. The videos can be paused, fast-forwarded, looped, and slowed down without pitch change.
How long is the course?
This course consists of 3½ hours of video content - individual lessons, play-alongs, and other demo’s. You can watch and re-watch any of them at any time. You can go through the course at your own pace, so the number of weeks it takes to complete Brazilian Jazz Piano will vary.
How long can I access the course?
Brazilian Jazz Piano includes full lifetime access to everything (videos, transcriptions, audio downloads. Living Notation, and any future updates)
What about your other piano courses?
If you’d like to explore several of our piano courses, consider an All-Access Pass membership that includes access to every course on Open Studio.
What type of device / browser do I need?
You can view classes on any internet-enabled device, on any modern browser.