Elements of Jazz Piano

What to play, what to practice and how to get better every day.

Featuring Peter Martin & Adam Maness

Learn what to play and how to play it.

Feeling like you'll be a novice jazz pianist forever?

Breakthrough that mental barrier of a beginner with this structured, detailed intermediate course.

Improvise with confidence. Build chords like a pro. Arrange tunes and melodies as a solo pianist or with a rhythm section. All of these techniques are laid out in a clear and practical way with Elements of Jazz Piano.

After completing this course.....

You'll be able to:
  • Improvise over different kinds of tunes and chord changes
  • Play several kinds of different voicings: rooted, rootless, block chords and drop-2
  • Interpret lead sheets and chord charts like a pro

You'll also get:
  • Creative Scale and Creative Chord Practice videos
  • 4-week sample practice routine
  • Play-alongs for every tune and practice video
  • Complete pdf workbook of the course

Living Notation

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

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 145-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Applause from our members

"I've wrestled with playing jazz piano with little success for several years, but the structure of this system of teaching is so good, I really see it taking shape already in a couple weeks of practice."

David C. (USA)

"Peter is the real deal - he's not only a great musician but he knows how to teach. He speaks directly to those of us who love music - and can hear it, but don't quite understand the pathways to getting into playing."

Steve R. (USA)

Want to try it for free?

Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!

Meet Your Teachers

Peter Martin

Peter 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 500 lessons, pioneering the field of online jazz education and was recently featured in the New York Times for his ground breaking work.

Adam Maness

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.

What's in the course

Start Here

Welcome from Peter Martin & Adam Maness
Workbook
The Open Studio Practice Journal
How To Use Living Notation

"Element Blues" • Lines

Lesson
Element Blues Lines Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Element Blues" • Voicings

Lesson
Element Blues Voicings Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Element Blues" • Time

Lesson
Element Blues Time Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Element Blues" Practice Routine

We’ve designed a detailed, focused practice routine that isolates all of the elements covered in the course equally. With a progressive system that ramps up through the month, this regimen is designed to help you grow right away while teaching you the essential practice techniques you can apply for the rest of your musical journey.

How to Get Better
Practice Routine Visual Guide
Call To Practice
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"Element Blues" • Quiz

"Quiet Nights" • Lines

Lesson
Quiet Nights Lines Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Quiet Nights" • Voicings

Lesson
Quiet Nights Voicings Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Quiet Nights" • Time

Lesson
Quiet Nights Time Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Quiet Nights" Practice Routine

We’ve designed a detailed, focused practice routine that isolates all of the elements covered in the course equally. With a progressive system that ramps up through the month, this regimen is designed to help you grow right away while teaching you the essential practice techniques you can apply for the rest of your musical journey.

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"Quiet Nights" • Quiz

"Oleo" • Lines

Lesson
Oleo Lines Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Oleo" • Voicings

Lesson 🎼
Oleo Voicings Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Oleo" • Time

Lesson
Oleo Time Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"Oleo" Practice Routine

We’ve designed a detailed, focused practice routine that isolates all of the elements covered in the course equally. With a progressive system that ramps up through the month, this regimen is designed to help you grow right away while teaching you the essential practice techniques you can apply for the rest of your musical journey.

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"Oleo" • Quiz

"When I Fall in Love" • Lines

Lesson 🎼
When I Fall In Love Lines Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"When I Fall in Love" • Voicings

Lesson 🎼
When I Fall In Love Voicings Worksheet
Demo 🎼
Trade | Play-Along

"When I Fall in Love" • Time

Lesson
When I Fall In Love Time Worksheet

"When I Fall In Love" Practice Routine

We’ve designed a detailed, focused practice routine that isolates all of the elements covered in the course equally. With a progressive system that ramps up through the month, this regimen is designed to help you grow right away while teaching you the essential practice techniques you can apply for the rest of your musical journey.

Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
"When I Fall in Love" • Quiz

Creative Scale Practice

Creative Scale Practice
Creative Scale Practice 1: Major - Dominant (Long)
Creative Scale Practice 1
Creative Chord Practice 1
Creative Scale Practice 2: Major - Dominant (Short)
Creative Scale Practice 2
Creative Chord Practice 2
Creative Scale Practice 3: Minor - Dominant (Long)
Creative Scale Practice 3
Creative Chord Practice 3
Creative Scale Practice 4: Minor - Dominant (Short)
Creative Scale Practice 4
Creative Chord Practice 4
Creative Scale Practice 5: Diminished
Creative Scale Practice 5
Creative Chord Practice 5
Creative Scale Practice 6: 2-5-1 (Major)
Creative Scale Practice 6
Creative Chord Practice 6
Creative Scale Practice 7: 2-5-1 (Minor)
Creative Scale Practice 7
Creative Chord Practice 7

Audio Versions of Lessons

Introduction
"Element Blues" Lines: Lesson
"Element Blues" Lines: Demo
"Element Blues" Lines: Trade
"Element Blues" Lines: Play-Along
"Element Blues" Voicings: Lesson
"Element Blues" Voicings: Demo
"Element Blues" Voicings: Trade
"Element Blues" Voicings: Play-Along
"Element Blues" Time: Lesson
"Element Blues" Time: Demo
"Element Blues" Time: Trade
"Element Blues" Time: Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Lesson
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Demo
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Trade
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Lesson
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Demo
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Trade
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Time: Lesson
"Quiet Nights" Time: Demo
"Quiet Nights" Time: Trade
"Quiet Nights" Time: Play-Along
"Oleo" Lines: Lesson
"Oleo" Lines: Demo
"Oleo" Lines: Trade
"Oleo" Lines: Play-Along
"Oleo" Voicings: Lesson
"Oleo" Voicings: Demo
"Oleo" Voicings: Trade
"Oleo" Voicings: Play-Along
"Oleo" Time: Lesson
"Oleo" Time: Demo
"Oleo" Time: Trade
"Oleo" Time: Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Lesson
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Demo
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Trade
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Lesson
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Demo
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Trade
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" Time: Lesson
How to Get Better
Call to Practice
Creative Scale Practice
Creative Scale Practice 1: Major - Dominant (Long)
Creative Scale Practice 2: Major - Dominant (Short)
Creative Scale Practice 3: Minor - Dominant (Long)
Creative Scale Practice 4: Minor - Dominant (Short)
Creative Scale Practice 5: Diminished
Creative Scale Practice 6: 2-5-1 (Major)
Creative Scale Practice 7: 2-5-1 (Minor)

Simple Player Versions

Introduction
"Element Blues" Lines: Lesson
"Element Blues" Lines: Demo
"Element Blues" Lines: Trade
"Element Blues" Lines: Play-Along
"Element Blues" Voicings: Lesson
"Element Blues" Voicings: Demo
"Element Blues" Voicings: Trade
"Element Blues" Voicings: Play-Along
"Element Blues" Time: Lesson
"Element Blues" Time: Demo
"Element Blues" Time: Trade
"Element Blues" Time: Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Lesson
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Demo
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Trade
"Quiet Nights" Lines: Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Lesson
Preview
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Demo
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Trade
"Quiet Nights" Voicings: Play-Along
"Quiet Nights" Time: Lesson
"Quiet Nights" Time: Demo
"Quiet Nights" Time: Trade
"Quiet Nights" Time: Play-Along
"Oleo" Lines: Lesson
"Oleo" Lines: Demo
"Oleo" Lines: Trade
"Oleo" Lines: Play-Along
"Oleo" Voicings: Lesson
"Oleo" Voicings: Demo
"Oleo" Voicings: Trade
"Oleo" Voicings: Play-Along
"Oleo" Time: Lesson
"Oleo" Time: Demo
"Oleo" Time: Trade
"Oleo" Time: Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Lesson
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Demo
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Trade
"When I Fall in Love" Lines: Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Lesson
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Demo
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Trade
"When I Fall in Love" Voicings: Play-Along
"When I Fall in Love" Time: Lesson
Call To Practice

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Elements of Jazz Piano is a good fit if you:
  • Can play a little jazz piano but want to learn more intermediate concepts
  • Want to work on the fundamentals of jazz piano in a structured way
  • Want a detailed practice regiment to improve your playing
  • Want lots of play-alongs and demonstrations of fundamentals
  • Prefer a focused, progressive course that won’t overwhelm you

What if it's not the right level for me?

No problem! We have beginner and advanced courses as well, and we'll happily switch you if needed. We also have a  full satisfaction guarantee with easy refund if you're not happy with the course.

I've got more questions!

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