Elements of Solo Piano

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

Don’t be afraid to go it alone

It’s obvious when a pianist has worked on solo piano…and super-obvious when they haven’t.

Let Geoffrey Keezer, one of the leading solo pianists on earth, teach you the strategies and techniques to become a more confident and creative solo pianist.

And take the guess work out of practicing with 4 Guided Practice Sessions® led by Open Studio piano guru Adam Maness.

What you’ll learn

  • How to create and lock in solid grooves ?
  • “Middle-hand” ideas and techniques ?
  • Orchestration techniques for solo piano ?
  • How to master the different ranges of the piano ?
  • Techniques for a smooth legato touch ✋
  • LEVEL 4
  • 11 videos
  • 2.5 hourS
  • living notation
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

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. 

Keezer’s latest album Playdate (MarKeez Records) earned a 2023 GRAMMY® in the Best Instrumental Composition category for his song “Refuge”.

Meet Your Instructor

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 SystemPiano 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 broadcasts. He is best known as co-founder and composer for the genre-bending chamber ensemble, The 442s.

Course Contents

Let's Get Started

  • Introduction


  • 1. "Nearness of You" Performance
  • 2. Groove
  • 3. Using Both Hands Equally
  • 4. "Middle Hand" Ideas & Dynamics
  • 5. Orchestration
  • 6. Using the Whole Piano
  • 7. Developing a Legato Touch
  • Guided Practice Session 1
  • Guided Practice Session 2
  • Guided Practice Session 3
  • Guided Practice Session 4