Elements of Solo Piano by Open Studio

Elements of Solo Piano

Unlock the secrets of solo piano with modern jazz master 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 ✋

About your teacher

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. 

Geoffrey has three courses on Open Studio.
See all of Geoffrey's courses

Practice with a Pro

Open Studio piano guru Adam Maness leads you through our popular Guided Practice Sessions®.

Let Adam walk you through exactly what and how to practice so you can get the most out of the course material in 4 efficient and fun sessions.

Applause from our members

"Geoffrey Keezer and Adam Maness are outstanding. In short, Open Studio is far and away THE BEST ONLINE PIANO SITE OUT THERE!"
John Krantz (member, USA)
"The new lessons by Geoffrey Keezer are really interesting. I'm using the site daily and improving with it. Great material."
Liam McGrory (member, Italy)
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What's in the course

Let's Get Started
Introduction
2 mins
Lessons
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
PDF Downloads
Selected Solo Piano Recordings
243 KB
The Nearness Of You
64.4 KB
The Nearness of You Transcription
290 KB
Stella By Starlight
20.9 KB
Lush Life
47.4 KB
All The Things You Are
30.4 KB
Audio Versions of Lessons
"Nearness of You" Performance
7 mins
Groove
15 mins
Using Both Hands Equally
10 mins
"Middle Hand" Ideas & Dynamics
23 mins
Orchestration
12 mins
Using the Whole Piano
4 mins
Developing a Legato Touch
6 mins
Guided Practice Session 1
22 mins
Guided Practice Session 2
20 mins
Guided Practice Session 3
14 mins
Guided Practice Session 4
15 mins
Simple Player Versions
"Nearness of You" (with full transcription)
7 mins
"Nearness of You" Performance
7 mins
Groove
15 mins
Using Both Hands Equally
10 mins
"Middle Hand" Ideas & Dynamics
23 mins
Orchestration
12 mins
Using the Whole Piano
4 mins
Developing a Legato Touch
6 mins
Guided Practice Session 1
22 mins
Guided Practice Session 2
20 mins
Guided Practice Session 3
14 mins
Guided Practice Session 4
15 mins
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