Jazz Piano Jump-Start by Open Studio

Jazz Piano Jump-Start

How to start and what to practice....no experience necessary! Perfect for novice and aspiring pianists.

7 weeks to jump-start your playing.

This fun, engaging program is designed to jump-start your jazz piano playing so you can build the skills to go from the couch to the stage in no time.

Presented in a light-hearted and casual format, Peter and Adam keep you entertained and engaged as you learn and absorb the foundational principles of jazz piano.

Great for instrumentalists, drummers, guitarists, novice pianists, and vocalists.

After completing this course...

You'll be able to:
👏 Improvise over basic chord changes
🔨 Build great sounding jazz chords like the pros
✍🏼 Create your own practice routine to continue your growth

You'll also get:
📖 60+ page Jazz Piano Jump-Start workbook
📝 Guided practice routines
❓ Quizzes to help you lock in the material

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 64-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Meet Your Teachers

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.

Adam Maness 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. 

Featured in The New York Times

"My favorite teacher was a pianist from St. Louis named Peter Martin, a virtuosic player regarded in jazz circles as one of the finest pianists in the world."

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Applause from our Members

"I love the lessons with Peter Martin. They are in-depth and challenging but presented in a way that is accessible and easy to follow. There’s so much great material to work on."
Peter W. (UK)
" I particularly like the guided practices. It helps me stay focused on the material and keeps my practice time efficient."
Jesse H. (USA)
"Peter Martin is simply the best teacher I have had to learn Jazz... Equally incredible is Adam Maness, along with all the other great musicians on Open Studio."
Dwight A. (USA)

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Check out a full length sample lesson and see if the course is right for you!
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What's included?

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Contents

Start Here
Welcome: Let's Jump-Start
24 mins
Workbook
10.9 MB
The Open Studio Practice Journal
1 min
How to use Living Notation
Week One: The Atoms of Jazz
Lesson: Major Intervals
12 mins
Lesson: Minor Intervals
15 mins
Workbook Chapter
1.22 MB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: The Atoms of Jazz
Week Two: Building Solid Harmony
Lesson: Building Solid Harmony
33 mins
Workbook Chapter
749 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: Building Solid Harmony
Week Three: Mastering the Most Important Element
Lesson: Mastering the Most Important Element
38 mins
Workbook Chapter
2.33 MB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: Mastering the Most Important Element
Week Four: The Iconic Form
Lesson: Learning the Form
17 mins
Lesson: The Role of the Instruments
5 mins
Lesson: Let's Play the Blues
13 mins
Workbook Chapter
960 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: The Iconic Form
Week Five: The Great American Form
Lesson: The Great American Form
16 mins
Workbook Chapter
714 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Quiz: The Great American Form
Week Six: Freeing Your Hands
Lesson: The Chromatic Scale
19 mins
Lesson: The Major Scale
11 mins
Lesson: Jazz Arpeggios
12 mins
Workbook Chapter
878 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
Week Seven: Listening With a Purpose
Lesson: Listening With a Purpose
37 mins
Workbook Chapter
712 KB
Guided Practice 1
Guided Practice 2
Guided Practice 3
Guided Practice 4
You're Ready!
Happy Practicing!
5 mins
Jump-Start Blues
38.3 KB
Jump-Start Blues Demo
3 mins
Let's keep it rolling!
Etudes
The Atoms of Jazz: Interval Etude
21.2 KB
Building Solid Harmony: Root+Shell Etude
28.2 KB
The Most Important Element: Syncopation Etude
21.3 KB
The Iconic Form: Blues Etude
28.6 KB
Jump-Start Blues
38.3 KB
Audio Downloads (Lessons)
Welcome: Let's Jump-Start
24 mins
The Atoms of Jazz: Major Intervals
12 mins
The Atoms of Jazz: Minor Intervals
15 mins
Building Solid Harmony
33 mins
Mastering the Most Important Element
38 mins
The Iconic Form: Learning the Form
17 mins
The Iconic Form: The Role of the Instruments
5 mins
The Iconic Form: Let's Play the Blues
13 mins
The Great American Form
16 mins
Freeing Your Hands: The Chromatic Scale
19 mins
Freeing Your Hands: The Major Scale
11 mins
Freeing Your Hands: Jazz Arpeggios
12 mins
Listening With a Purpose
37 mins
Happy Practicing!
5 mins
Audio Downloads (Guided Practice Sessions)
Week 1, Session 1
28 mins
Week 1, Session 2
11 mins
Week 1, Session 3
12 mins
Week 1, Session 4
11 mins
Week 2, Session 1
19 mins
Week 2, Session 2
14 mins
Week 2, Session 3
15 mins
Week 2, Session 4
13 mins
Week 3, Session 1
11 mins
Week 3, Session 2
13 mins
Week 3, Session 3
12 mins
Week 3, Session 4
12 mins
Week 4, Session 1
17 mins
Week 4, Session 2
13 mins
Week 4, Session 3
14 mins
Week 4, Session 4
8 mins
Week 5, Session 1
16 mins
Week 5, Session 2
14 mins
Week 5, Session 3
14 mins
Week 5, Session 4
10 mins
Week 6, Session 1
13 mins
Week 6, Session 2
14 mins
Week 6, Session 3
11 mins
Week 6, Session 4
12 mins
Week 7, Session 1
9 mins
Week 7, Session 2
8 mins
Week 7, Session 3
6 mins
Week 7, Session 4
7 mins
Audio Downloads (Play-Alongs)
Week 2 - Major 7ths
3 mins
Week 2 - Minor 7ths
3 mins
Week 2 - Dominant 7ths
3 mins
Week 3 - Syncopation Trading
2 mins
Week 4 - C Blues 80 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - C Blues 100 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - C Blues 120 BPM
2 mins
Week 4 - F Blues 80 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - F Blues 100 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - F Blues 120 BPM
2 mins
Week 4 - Bb Blues 80 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - Bb Blues 100 BPM
3 mins
Week 4 - Bb Blues 120 BPM
2 mins
Week 5 - C Rhythm Changes 80 BPM
6 mins
Week 5 - C Rhythm Changes 120 BPM
4 mins
Week 5 - F Rhythm Changes 80 BPM
5 mins
Week 5 - F Rhythm Changes 120 BPM
4 mins
Week 5 - Bb Rhythm Changes 80 BPM
6 mins
Week 5 - Bb Rhythm Changes 120 BPM
4 mins

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Jazz Piano Jump-Start is perfect for you if you:
  • don't know where to begin to learn jazz piano
  • are super-busy and want to learn on your own time
  • want to be able to build simple but pretty jazz chords
  • want to learn the forms, lingo, and practice techniques the pros use
  • want a progressive, step-by-step course that not only teaches you the right notes but how to practice them

What if it's too basic for me?

No problem! We have beginner, intermediate, 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.

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