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.

A New Lesson Every Week

Acclaimed pianist and educator Peter Martin has created the most comprehensive jazz piano course ever offered online.

You’ll have on-demand access to hours of jazz piano ideas and inspiration, with hundreds of categorized lessons. And with new lessons posted weekly, you’ll always have fresh ideas and inspiration to help you on your jazz piano journey.

With our unique overhead keyboard view, you’ll be able to see every note Peter plays. And with the growing catalog of available Living Notation lessons, you’ll have synced in-line notation with the video to aid and inspire you.

  • LEVEL 4
  • 600+ Lessons
  • hundreds of hours
  • DOWNLOADABLE PDFS
  • LIVING NOTATION
  • NEW LESSON EVERY WEEK
  • Subtitles: English

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Peter is a world class performer, and breaks down a jazz standard each week, in detail, with fantastic advice and suggestions on voicings, soloing, ways to approach the melody, and more.

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“Jazz Piano Method is a fantastic course; one lesson is worth the price of the whole course.”

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Peter is like the private lesson instructor I wish I had. Your ability to convey these concepts is a real gift. I look forward to the new lesson every week”

Robert B.

Living Notation

Our exclusive Living Notation allows you to follow Peter’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Extensive transcriptions are included, along with ability to change speed, a/b loop, print the transcription and more, as you practice along with Peter.

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.

Course Contents

Course content

  • Little Sunflower
  • Solitude (Revisited)
  • Blue Monk 2024
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • I Thought About You (Revisited)
  • All About the Rhodes!
  • What Should I Practice?
  • Sugar
  • Bolivia
  • Before It's Time
  • Nardis (Revisited)
  • In Walked Bud
  • All of You
  • Cheryl
  • Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You 
  • Birk’s Works
  • Pannonica
  • Woody’n You (Revisited)
  • Oleo
  • Recorda-Me
  • A Flower is a Lovesome Thing
  • Naima
  • ATTYA MVP
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
  • Scrapple From The Apple
  • Emily 2024
  • The Man I Love
  • Driftin'
  • Big Butter And Egg Man
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • In A Sentimental Mood – Revisited
  • Uncle James
  • Stablemates (Revisited)
  • Yesterdays
  • Alphabetical Order
  • The #1 Jazz Standard?
  • Date Order
  • This I Dig of You
  • Along Came Betty
  • Scales
  • Voicings
  • All The Things You Are
  • Diminished Pentatonic Pattern
  • Solo Piano (Emily)
  • Bass Lines
  • Rhythm Changes
  • Ballad Primer – "Embraceable You"
  • Bebop – "Donna Lee"
  • Learning New Tunes
  • "Miss Jones" Solo
  • Philipp Exercises
  • Accompanying Singers
  • Triste – Part 1
  • Triste – Part 2
  • Block Chords Primer
  • Solo Piano Elements – Part 1
  • Solo Piano Elements – Part 2
  • Solo Piano Elements – Part 3
  • Playing Fast – Part 1
  • Playing Fast – Part 2
  • Playing Fast – Part 3
  • Cherokee / Chromaticism
  • Blues – "Blue Monk"
  • Elements of Improv – Part 1: Using 4ths
  • Minor Pentatonic Fingerings
  • Elements of Improv – Part 2: Using Triads
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Playing in 3/4 & 6/8 – "Footprints"
  • Playing Traditional Tunes – "Big Butter and Egg Man"
  • How to Swing
  • Giant Steps – Part 1
  • Giant Steps – Part 1 (Overhead Companion)
  • Five Note – 4th – Voicings
  • Jazz Arpeggios
  • Giant Steps – Part 2
  • Autumn Leaves – Part 1
  • Autumn Leaves – Part 2
  • Lullaby of Birdland – Left Hand Techniques
  • Difficult Chords – Part 1
  • Difficult Chords – Part 2
  • Sus Chords
  • Melodic Cohesion
  • Cool Voicing
  • Chord Shapes – Part 1
  • Chord Shapes – Part 2
  • Tin Tin Deo – Part 1
  • Tin Tin Deo – Part 2
  • Minor Pentatonics & More
  • Practicing With the Metronome
  • Body and Soul – Part 1
  • Body and Soul – Part 2
  • Body and Soul – Part 3
  • Just Friends
  • Playing Over II-V-I Progressions
  • Playing Over Vamps
  • Left Hand Formations
  • There Will Never Be Another You
  • Slash Chords
  • Take the A-Train – Part 1
  • Take the A-Train – Part 2
  • Shell Voicings – Part 1
  • Shell Voicings – Part 2
  • The Nearness of You – Part 1
  • The Nearness of You – Part 2
  • Crazeology
  • In Your Own Sweet Way – Part 1
  • In Your Own Sweet Way – Part 2
  • Block Chords – Part 2
  • Block Chords – Part 3
  • Left Hand Work-Out II-V-I
  • Night in Tunisia – Part 1
  • Night in Tunisia – Part 2
  • Fun with Chords
  • Inversions
  • Melodic Line Transposition Work-Out
  • Rhythmic Precision Practice
  • Ear Training with Transposition – Part 1
  • Ear Training with Transposition – Part 2
  • Ear Training with Transposition – Part 3
  • Two-Handed Comping
  • One Finger Snap
  • Solar – Part 1
  • Solar – Part 2
  • Woody'n You – Part 1
  • Woody'n You – Part 2
  • Woody'n You – Part 3
  • Twelve's It
  • Playing Over Barlines
  • Art of Composing
  • Triads
  • Just One of Those Things
  • Lady Bird – Part 1
  • Lady Bird – Part 2
  • Blue in Green – Part 1
  • Blue in Green – Part 2
  • Blue in Green – Part 3
  • Building Two-Handed Voicings
  • Left Hand Melodic Movement
  • Fun with Tune Up
  • Minor Blues Concepts
  • In a Mellow Tone
  • Arpeggios Over Dominant Chords
  • Evidence
  • Scale Applications
  • Freddie Freeloader Solo – Part 1
  • Freddie Freeloader Solo – Part 2
  • Freddie Freeloader Solo – Part 3
  • Building Solos – "In Walked Bud"
  • Diminished Scale Fingering & Architecture
  • Practicing 4ths
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • Ear Training Workout
  • Filling in Between the Melody
  • Extending Solos
  • Combining Blues & Bebop Vocab
  • Bass Lines – Independence of Hands
  • Shedding on Counterpoint
  • It Could Happen to You
  • Fun with F Blues
  • Voice Leading
  • Rhythm Changes (Revisited)
  • Moanin' – Part 1
  • Moanin' – Part 2
  • Scales (Revisited)
  • Jazz Arpeggios (Revisited)
  • New Orleans Style Playing
  • Playing Over Chords
  • Counter Melodies: All of Me
  • 3/4 Blues: Unusual Suspects
  • Secret Practice Strategies for Giant Steps
  • Dolphin Dance
  • Party Time – Minor Blues
  • I Thought About You – Part 1
  • I Thought About You – Part 2
  • Nardis
  • Rhythm Changes Over B Flat
  • Serenity
  • Comping and Voicing Exploration
  • Concepts for Developing Intros
  • Skylark Arrangement
  • All The Things You Are (Revisited) – Part 1
  • All The Things You Are (Revisited) – Part 2
  • Daahoud – Part 1
  • Daahoud – Part 2
  • Bass Lines (Revisited)
  • Passion Dance
  • Melodic Approaches
  • Lush Life – Part 1
  • Lush Life – Part 2
  • Summertime
  • Never Let Me Go – Part 1
  • Never Let Me Go – Part 2
  • How to Shed Hard Tunes
  • Navigating Minor 2-5-1's
  • Blue Bossa
  • Harmonic Explorations for Melodic Ideas
  • Gospel Influences
  • All About Tri-Tone Substitutions
  • Playing in 7
  • Alone Together – Part 1
  • Alone Together – Part 2
  • Alone Together – Part 3
  • Alone Together – Part 4
  • Bremond's Blues – Part 1
  • Bremond's Blues – Part 2
  • Back to Basics: Left Hand Comping
  • La Pregunta
  • I'm Confessin' That I Love You – Part 1
  • I'm Confessin' That I Love You – Part 2
  • Confirmation – Part 1
  • Confirmation – Part 2
  • Parisian Thoroughfare – Part 1
  • Parisian Thoroughfare – Part 2
  • Sophisticated Lady – Part 1
  • Sophisticated Lady – Part 2
  • Scale Workout – G Dorian
  • Emily (Revisited) – Part 1
  • Emily (Revisited) – Part 2
  • Stella – Part 1
  • Stella – Part 2
  • Solo Piano Choices
  • Solo Piano Choices – Summertime NOLA
  • Playing With Drummers
  • Georgia On My Mind – Part 1
  • Georgia On My Mind – Part 2
  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  • Solo Piano Ballads (Embraceable You) – Part 1
  • Solo Piano Ballads (Embraceable You) – Part 2
  • Rhythm Changes – Part 1: Shedding Techniques
  • Rhythm Changes – Part 2 : Solo Shedding
  • But Not For Me – Part 1
  • But Not For Me – Part 2
  • Two Handed Solo Lines
  • Stride
  • Restrictive Melodic Practice
  • Cuba New Orleans – Part 1
  • Cuba New Orleans – Part 2
  • Have You Met Miss Jones (Revisited) – Part 1
  • Have You Met Miss Jones (Revisited) – Part 2
  • Blue Monk (Revisited)
  • Voicings (Revisited)
  • Bye Bye Blackbird
  • In A Mellow Tone (Revisited) – Part 1
  • In A Mellow Tone (Revisited) – Part 2
  • In A Mellow Tone (Revisited) – Part 3
  • Melody Contour in Bebop Playing
  • Scale Choices
  • Basic Piano Technique (Revisited)
  • Donna Lee – Part 1
  • Donna Lee – Part 2
  • A Foggy Day – Part 1
  • A Foggy Day – Part 2
  • Broadmoor – Part 1
  • Broadmoor – Part 2
  • Clapper Dapper – Part 1
  • Clapper Dapper – Part 2
  • Brazilian Bossa Nova Flavors – Part 1
  • Brazilian Bossa Nova Flavors – Part 2
  • Brazilian Bossa Nova Flavors – Part 3
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • How to Practice Phrasing & Swing
  • Diminished Scales – Don't Be Scared!
  • What is This Thing Called Love – Part 1
  • What is This Thing Called Love – Part 2
  • The Very Thought of You (Walking Ballads) – Part 1
  • The Very Thought of You (Walking Ballads) – Part 2
  • Introductions
  • Bebop Play Along
  • You Go To My Head
  • Tenderly – Part 1
  • Tenderly – Part 2
  • I Can't Get Started
  • Two-Handed Voicings (2016)
  • Beautiful Friendship – Part 1
  • Beautiful Friendship – Part 2
  • 16th Note Playing
  • Modal Improv: One Finger Snap
  • The Left Hand Melodic Mindset
  • Caravan – Part 1
  • Caravan – Part 2
  • Improvising Over Chord Changes
  • A Night in Tunisia (Revisited) – Part 1
  • A Night in Tunisia (Revisited) – Part 2
  • Darn That Dream (Rubato Melodies) – Part 1
  • Darn That Dream – Part 2
  • How Deep is The Ocean
  • Creative & Swinging Solo Piano Techniques
  • Buddy Bolden Blues
  • Lullaby of Birdland – Part 1
  • Lullaby of Birdland – Part 2
  • Reflections
  • Where Are You – Part 1
  • Where Are You – Part 2
  • Shapes for Melodic Improv Ideas
  • My Funny Valentine – Part 1
  • My Funny Valentine – Part 2
  • Solitude
  • Technical Boot Camp (Dorian) – Part 1
  • Technical Boot Camp (Diminished Half/Whole) – Part 2
  • Our Love is Here to Stay – Part 1
  • Piano Playing With the Rhythm Section
  • Our Love is Here to Stay – Part 2
  • My Foolish Heart
  • Technical Boot Camp (Lydian Dominant) – Part 3
  • Playing in 3 (A Child is Born)
  • Fun with F Blues (Revisited)
  • Upper Structure Harmony
  • Moment's Notice
  • I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
  • Infant Eyes – Part 1
  • Infant Eyes – Part 2
  • Tin Tin Deo (Revisited) – Part 1
  • Tin Tin Deo (Revisited) – Part 2
  • Just One Of Those Things (Revisited)
  • Cherokee In Multiple Keys
  • All About Grooves
  • All About Swing
  • How to Develop Creative Introductions
  • Invitation
  • There Is No Greater Love
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • Cantaloupe Island
  • I Mean You – Part 1
  • I Mean You – Part 2
  • Invitation (Revisited)
  • All About Reharmonization
  • New Orleans Style Playing – Part 1 (Revisited)
  • New Orleans Style Playing – Part 2 (Revisited)
  • So What
  • Stablemates
  • Flamenco Sketches
  • Lullaby for a Ladybug – Part 1
  • Lullaby for a Ladybug – Part 2
  • People Make the World Go Round
  • Masterclass (Our Love Is Here To Stay) – Part 1
  • Masterclass (The Very Thought of You) – Part 2
  • Masterclass (Chromatics In Your Lines) – Part 3
  • Ruby My Dear – Part 1
  • Ruby My Dear – Part 2
  • Advanced Contrapuntal Ballad Concepts
  • Transition Chords
  • Autumn Leaves 2017 – Part 1
  • Autumn Leaves 2017 – Part 2
  • Philipp Exercises 2017
  • Melodic Line Ideas
  • Evidence 2017
  • Night And Day
  • Round Midnight
  • Using Triads in Improvisation Lines
  • The Christmas Song
  • If I Were A Bell – Part 1
  • If I Were A Bell – Part 2
  • Softly As A Morning Sunrise – Part 1
  • Softly As A Morning Sunrise – Part 2
  • Shaping Melodic Lines (Featuring Adam Maness)
  • Con Alma – Part 1
  • Con Alma – Part 2
  • Monk's Dream
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Part 1
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Part 2
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Melodic Interjections
  • Playing in 7 (Revisited)
  • I Loves You Porgy
  • Au Privave
  • Allison
  • Mr. PC
  • Fresh Voicings For Ya
  • Minuano – Part 1
  • Minuano – Part 2
  • Lil' Boy Man
  • Masterclass – Broadmoor (Part 1)
  • Masterclass – Broadmoor (Part 2)
  • Masterclass – Broadmoor (Part 3)
  • Waltz For Debbie – Part 1
  • Waltz For Debbie – Part 2
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Left Hand Voicings
  • Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
  • Autumn Leaves with Royce Martin – Part 1
  • Autumn Leaves with Royce Martin – Part 2
  • St. Thomas – Part 1
  • St. Thomas – Part 2
  • Criss Cross
  • Misty
  • Stella in G
  • Song for My Father
  • Modifed Stride Feel
  • In Your Own Sweet Way (Revisited)
  • Corcovado
  • How High the Moon
  • Bluesy Double Stops
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me (Part 1)
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me (Part 2)
  • Two-Handed Voicings (2018)
  • Flurries and Trills
  • Soloing With Block Chords
  • Roy Hargrove Tribute: "Mental Phrasing"
  • Giant Steps
  • Satin Doll
  • Left Hand Rhythm Ideas
  • Sneak Some Jazz Into Your Backbeat Playing
  • Freeform Introductions
  • Silent Night
  • Billie's Bounce
  • Four (Part 1)
  • Four (Part 2)
  • When We Were One
  • Soppin' the Biscuit
  • Doxy
  • Doctor Jazz
  • Swingin' at the Haven
  • Spain (Part 1)
  • Spain (Part 2)
  • Just Friends
  • What Scale Do I Play?
  • When I Fall in Love (Part 1)
  • When I Fall in Love (Part 2)
  • Finger Switching
  • Focus on Improv Lines
  • Dolphin Dance Solo
  • How to Play Funk
  • Beautiful Love
  • UMMG
  • Green Chimneys
  • Days of Wine and Roses (Part 1)
  • Days of Wine and Roses (Part 2)
  • Hooked on Pentatonics
  • Transposition Challenge
  • Outros
  • All Blues
  • Swinging in Three (Part 1)
  • Swinging in Three (Part 2)
  • If I Should Lose You (Part 1)
  • If I Should Lose You (Part 2)
  • Overlooked Tips of the Trade
  • Ideas for Creative Improvising
  • All About Triplets
  • Accompanying Horn Players
  • Love for Sale
  • Body and Soul: Revisited
  • Yardbird Suite
  • Tune-Up
  • Tango Du Jour
  • Stompin' at the Savoy
  • Pentatonic Exercises
  • Beatrice
  • How to Learn a Tune (The Right Way!)
  • Somethin' Special
  • Footprints (Revisited) – Part 1
  • Footprints (Revisited) – Part 2
  • On Green Dolphin Street (Revisited)
  • Moanin' (Revisited)
  • Advanced Rhythm Changes Applications
  • Let It Snow
  • 10 Levels of Reharm Voicings
  • You Don't Know What Love Is
  • New Year's Resolutions for Awesome Technique
  • Tones for Joan's Bones
  • My Romance (Part 1)
  • My Romance (Part 2)
  • Left Hand Solo Piano Techniques
  • My Foolish Heart (Part 2)
  • If It's Magic (Stevie Wonder)
  • Peace (Part 1)
  • Peace (Part 2)
  • Body and Soul (2020)
  • Let's Practice Improvising
  • New Ideas for the Blues
  • Come Rain or Come Shine
  • Nouveau Bebop Ideas
  • GPS for Playing Fast
  • My One and Only Love (Part 1)
  • Used 'Ta Could
  • Stella by Starlight (Freeform)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Lotus Blossom (Asiatic Raes)
  • Blue in Green (Revisited)
  • Emotion in Motion
  • Nutty
  • Trinkle, Tinkle
  • I'm Old Fashioned
  • Milestones
  • Maiden Voyage
  • Well You Needn't
  • The Nearness of You
  • Overjoyed
  • Let's Cool One
  • Chameleon
  • Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  • How To Turn Shapes Into Great Improvisations
  • I'll Remember April
  • Nefertiti
  • Ballad Explorations: Never Let Me Go
  • The Intimacy of the Blues
  • Ugly Beauty
  • Fotografia
  • Root-2-Melody
  • Trilhos Urbanos
  • September in the Rain
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Four in One
  • Tell Me a Bedtime Story
  • Sing a Song of Song
  • G Jam Blues
  • My One and Only Love (Part 2)
  • Bebop Inspiration
  • Take the Coltrane
  • Why and How to Practice Bass Lines
  • Alone Together
  • Prelude to a Kiss
  • Remember
  • Just in Time
  • Danny Boy
  • Jive Coffee
  • All of Me – Left Hand Groove Concepts
  • Fun With "Take the A-Train"
  • 6 Levels of Improv Ideas
  • You Taught My Heart To Sing
  • Locomotion
  • Bare Bones Practice
  • I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  • 4 Levels of Tune Up!
  • Joy Spring
  • Top of My Head
  • Let's Call This!
  • Anthropology
  • I Remember You
  • Sweet Lorraine
  • Free Groove Rhodes Jamming
  • Blame it On My Youth
  • Trade with Peter!
  • Strasbourg St. Denis�
  • Rhythm-A-Ning
  • Monk Solo Breakdown!
  • Trade Some More with Peter!
  • That's All
  • On The Sunny Side of the Street
  • Blues For Alice
  • Solo Structure- Let the Form Be Your Guide
  • Ballad Chordal Practice
  • 3 Weird Exercises
  • Pure Imagination
  • Bebop Maintenance Practice
  • Out of Nowhere
  • Mood Indigo
  • Harmonic Architecture: Have You Met Miss Jones�
  • JPM #500: Let's Trade & Celebrate!
  • All About LH Rootless Voicings
  • Straight No Chaser
  • JPM Guided Practice Session (feat. Adam Maness)
  • Rubato & Substitutions
  • Send One Your Love
  • Up Jumped Spring
  • Emily
  • Cantaloupe Island 2021
  • Navigating New Tunes – A Morning Story
  • I Can't Help It
  • Embraceable You
  • Afro-Cuban Ideas
  • Improv Concept with 10ths
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Peter Martin Solo Analysis
  • Q & A
  • Bessie's Blues Transcription Analysis
  • I Remember Clifford
  • Almost Like Being in Love
  • Blues for D. P.
  • Easy to Love
  • Feeding Off The Love Of The Land
  • F.S.R. (For Sonny Rollins)
  • The Eye of the Hurricane
  • Warming Back Up
  • Groovin' High
  • New Perspectives on "The Very Thought of You" – Part 1
  • New Perspectives on "The Very Thought of You" – Part 2
  • The Well is Never Dry
  • Ms. Angelou
  • Ms. Angelou Part 2
  • So This is Love
  • Uncommon Blues Techniques
  • Visiting an Old Friend
  • Goodbye
  • Caravan
  • That's Deep
  • Black Nile
  • A Modern New Orleans Standard
  • It Don't Mean a Thing
  • Solar (Revisited)
  • Darn That Dream (Revisited)
  • A Solo Self-Analysis
  • Kenny Kirkland Solo Analysis
  • Now's The Time
  • These Foolish Things
  • Secrets to Unlocking Countdown
  • Miles Davis Solo Break Down
  • Afro Blue
  • All About Roberta Flack
  • Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  • Fun With Modal Explorations
  • Watermelon Man
  • Different Times
  • Soulful
  • Stolen Moments
  • I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  • Time After Time
  • Bye-Ya
  • Stella by Starlight – Restricted Practice: 4 voices
  • Stardust
  • The Shade of the Cedar Tree
  • Just Squeeze Me
  • Crepuscule With Nellie
  • Crazeology (Revisited)
  • Moonlight in Vermont (Part1)
  • Moonlight In Vermont (Part2)
  • 30 Day Challenge
  • Just Friends (Revisited)
  • My Favorite Things
  • In a Mellow Tone
  • Decision
  • Don't Worry 'bout A Thing
  • Foundational Fundamental Practicing
  • Summer Soft
  • When The Saints Come Marching In
  • Skylark
  • It Could Happen To You
  • Have You Met Miss Jones
  • Muito a Vontade
  • Blues On The Corner
  • Take Five
  • Like Someone In Love
  • But Beautiful
  • November 15
  • My Cherie Amour
  • Nostalgia
  • Learning a New Tune: Knocks Me Off My Feet
  • Conception
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Lady Bird (Revisited)
  • There Will Never Be Another You (Revisited)
  • A Systematic Approach To Hand Independence
  • Spring Is Here
  • Superstition
  • Laura
  • Once I Loved
  • Lament
  • Where Are You? (Revisited)
  • Blues for Today
  • Getting Unstuck On Simple Tunes
  • Generation S – Solo Analysis
  • That's What's Up – Solo Analysis
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Dolphin Dance (Comping)
  • All Of You – Herbie Hancock Solo
  • Welcome from Peter