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

Time to Begin Your Jazz Piano Journey

Over 3,000 players from around the world have begun their jazz piano journey with the best-selling Jazz Piano for Beginners since 2016. Now, we’ve made it even better with all new premium video lessons digging deeper into the concepts you need to know, as well as adding 12  Guided Practice Sessions™ focused on all the core concepts from our piano guru Adam Maness.

Peter Martin developed the ultimate online tutorial to get you swingin’ on a blues in just a few hours with his core concepts: listen & imitate, understand the groove, swing and feel, shell voicings, basic scales, and understand how to effectively practice.

Between Peter’s clear and engaging approach, and Adam’s Guided Practice Sessions™, this course will keep you focused and entertained as they give you all the tools to immediately start applying the concepts.

  • LEVEL 2
  • 25 videos
  • 6.5 hourS
  • Living notation
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Subtitles: English

Meet Your Instructor

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 the New York Times for his ground breaking work.

Peter co-hosts the acclaimed music podcast “You’ll Hear It” with Adam Maness.

Meet Your Practice Guide

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

Start Here

  • Welcome from Peter


  • 1. PM Blues: C Blues
  • 2. PM Blues: Improv
  • 3. Shell Voicings: Intro To Chords
  • 4. Swing
  • 5. Wrong Notes
  • 6. Basic Jazz Theory
  • 7. Triads and Arpeggios
  • 8. 2-5-1s
  • 9. Bebop
  • 10. Ear Training

Guided Practice Sessions (after completing lessons)

  • 1. PM Blues: Melody and Blocking
  • 2. Form and Improv
  • 3. LISTEN
  • 4. Blues Scale Blocking
  • 5. Dominant Scale Improv
  • 6. LISTEN
  • 7. Arpeggio Blocking
  • 8. Tune Up
  • 9. LISTEN
  • 10. Yardbird Suite
  • 11. Play-alongs
  • 12. LISTEN

Performances (with Living Notation)

  • PM Blues
  • Yardbird Suite