Keez to Jazz Piano

Unlock the secrets of jazz piano with a modern jazz master and Grammy award winner Geoffrey Keezer.

Laser focused practice.

Whether you’ve been playing jazz for two years or two decades – players of all levels will benefit from the detailed exercises, practice techniques, and performance concepts taught by this modern jazz piano master.

Whether you want to learn how to effortlessly play outside the changes, get a beautiful solo piano sound, or learn block chord techniques of the masters, Keez to Jazz Piano will change the way you approach the piano.

After completing this course...

You'll be able to:
  • Identify and bring out the "pretty notes" of the harmony
  • Play "outside"
  • Develop a hip rhythmic vocabulary
  • Play in the "three zone" solo-piano style

You'll also get:
  • Note by note transcriptions to print out, view online or follow in the workbook
  • Downloadable audio versions of all lessons for on-the-go listening and review
  • Downloadable workbook, with all resources, transcriptions, lead sheets, and more

Living Notation

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

Workbook Included

Includes downloadable PDF version of the comprehensive 144-page workbook that is the perfect supplement to the course. Spiral bound version is available for purchase.

Applause about Geoffrey

"Mr. Keezer is the kind of straight-ahead piano player you wish for: multifaceted, responsive, constantly sifting through colors and shapes, bursting with a personal and sincere enthusiasm."

The New York Times

"Keezer is a monster musician and having an insight on his approach to music is a privilege."

Jean-François G. (Turkey)

Meet Your Teacher

Grammy award winner 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. 

Want to try it for free?

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

What's in the course:

Start Here

Welcome to Keez to Jazz Piano!
Workbook
The Open Studio Practice Journal
How To Use Living Notation

Lines

Pretty Notes - 9th's 🎼
Pretty Notes - 11th's 🎼
Pretty Notes - 13th's 🎼
Pretty Notes - All Together 🎼
Taking it Out - 5 Chord Turnaround "Resolution" 🎼
Taking it Out - Part 1 🎼
Taking it Out - Part 2 🎼
Taking it Out - Part 3 🎼
Taking it Out - "Anything Goes" 🎼
Taking it Out - We've Got You Surrounded! 🎼
Lines: Quiz

Voicings

Block Chords 🎼
Preview
Voicing Warmup - Part 1 🎼
Voicing Warmup - Part 2 🎼
Funky Stacks of Hipness - Double Diminished Chords 🎼
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 1 🎼
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 2 🎼
II-V's 🎼
Voicings: Quiz

Rhythm

Alternating 8ths and Triplets 🎼
Alternating 16ths and Triplets 🎼
Developing Finger Independence 🎼
Paradiddles 🎼
Double Paradiddles 🎼
Triplets in Groups of 4 🎼
Rhythmic Independence with Scales 🎼
Rhythm: Quiz

The Masters

Chick Licks
Phineas Newborn Jr.'s "Cheryl": A Study In Block Chords 🎼
Preview
Hank Jones' "Satin Doll" 🎼
Hank-ercises 🎼
Giant Steps 🎼
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 1 🎼
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 2 🎼
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 3 🎼
The Masters: Quiz

Advanced Concepts

Comping Independence Exercise 🎼
Endings - Part 1
Endings - Part 2
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 1
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 2
Intros - Part 1 🎼
Intros - Part 2
Introduction to Reharmonization 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 1 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 2 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 3 🎼
Solo Piano - Part 4 🎼

Tunes

Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 1 🎼
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 2 🎼
"Take Time For Love"
"Lullaby For A Ladybug"
"Come Talk To Me"
"New York"
"Limelight"
"My Love is Like a Red Red Rose"
"Suddenly I See"

Resources

Practice Routine
Block Chords - Chart
Chick Licks - Chart
Cheryl (PNJ solo) - Chart
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Chart
Hank Jones Satin Doll - Chart
Hank-Ersices - Chart
Intros - Chart
II-Vs - Chart
Lullaby for a Ladybug - Chart
Melodic Bass Lines - Chart
Limelight - Chart
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose - Chart
Rhythm Pack Exercises - Chart
Come Talk to Me - Chart
Rhythm Changes Workout - Chart
Take Time For Love - Chart
New York - Chart
Suddenly I See - Chart

Audio Versions of Lessons

Pretty Notes - 9th's
Pretty Notes - 11th's
Pretty Notes - 13th's
Pretty Notes - All Together
Taking It Out - 5 Chord Turnaround "Resolution"
Taking It Out - Part 1
Taking It Out - Part 2
Taking It Out - Part 3
Taking It Out - "Anything Goes"
Taking It Out - We've Got You Surrounded!
Block Chords
Voicing Warmup - Part 1
Voicing Warmup - Part 2
Funky Stacks of Hipness - Double Diminished Chords
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 1
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 2
II-V's
Alternating 8ths and Triplets
Alternating 16ths and Triplets
Developing Finger Independence
Paradiddles
Double Paradiddles
Triplets in Groups of 4
Rhythmic Independence With Scales
Chick Licks
Phineas Newborn Jr.'s "Cheryl": A Study In Block Chords
Hank Jones' "Satin Doll"
Hank-ercises
Giant Steps
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 1
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 2
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 3
Comping Independence Exercise
Endings - Part 1
Endings - Part 2
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 1
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 2
Intros - Part 1
Intros - Part 2
Introduction to Reharmonization
Solo Piano - Part 1
Solo Piano - Part 2
Solo Piano - Part 3
Solo Piano - Part 4
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 1
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 2
"Take Time for Love"
"Lullaby for a Ladybug"
"Come Talk to Me"
"New York"
"Limelight"
"My Love Is Like a Red Rose"
"Suddenly I See"

Simple Player Versions

Pretty Notes - 9th's
Pretty Notes - 11th's
Pretty Notes - 13th's
Pretty Notes - All Together
Taking it Out - 5 Chord Turnaround "Resolution"
Taking it Out - Part 1
Taking it Out - Part 2
Taking it Out - Part 3
Taking it Out - "Anything Goes"
Taking it Out - We've Got You Surrounded!
Block Chords
Voicings Warmup - Part 1
Voicings Warmup - Part 2
Funky Stacks of Hipness - Double Diminished Chords
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 1
Contemporary Minor Voicings - Part 2
II-V's
Alternating 8ths and Triplets
Alternating 16ths and Triplets
Developing Finger Independence
Paradiddles
Double Paradiddles
Triplets in Groups of 4
Rhythmic Independence with Scales
Chick Licks
Phineas Newborn Jr.'s "Cheryl": A Study in Block Chords
Hank Jones' "Satin Doll"
Hank-ercises
Giant Steps
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 1
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 2
Melodic Bass Lines: The Magic of Ray Brown - Part 3
Comping Independence Exercise
Endings - Part 1
Endings - Part 2
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 1
Fresh Approaches to Standards - Part 2
Intros - Part 1
Intros - Part 2
Introduction to Reharmonization
Solo Piano - Part 1
Solo Piano - Part 2
Solo Piano - Part 3
Solo Piano - Part 4
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 1
Rhythm Changes Workout - Part 2
"Take Time For Love"
"Lullaby for a Ladybug"
"Come Talk to Me"
"New York"
"Limelight"
"My Love is Like a Red Red Red"
"Suddenly I See"

FAQs

Is this course right for me?

Keez to Jazz Piano is perfect for you if you:

  • Can play jazz piano but want to learn more advanced concepts
  • Want to improve your solo piano playing
  • Want to learn new and advanced practice techniques
  • Want to see transcriptions of the concepts being taught
  • Want a set course that you can take at your own pace

What if it's too basic or difficult for me?

No problem! We have other beginner to 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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