The Jazz Piano Method

The ultimate ongoing jazz piano education and global jazz piano community.

This course is only availble as part of the Piano Access Pass or the All-Access Pass, starting at $30 / month
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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.

Want to try a free lesson?

Watch a fully transcribed, full-length lesson on the tune "Days of Wine and Roses", completely free.
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What's included:

  • A new lesson every week
  • Full access to lesson archive (450+ lessons!)
  • Living Notation on selected lessons
  • Priority lesson requests
  • Downloable audio for all lessons
  • PDF downloads of tunes, exercises, transcriptions, and more
  • Included in the All-Access Pass and the Piano Access Pass 

Applause from our members...

"Jazz Piano Method is a fantastic course; one lesson is worth the price of the whole course." 
Marco F. (Italy)
"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 Sunday."
Robert B. (USA)
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Living Notation

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

Applause for Peter....

"An unbelievable musician with a unique kind of charisma. Not just the technical competence, but the deep kind of penetrating insight into music."
Wynton Marsalis
"Peter’s artistry is nothing short of extraordinary.   To sing with him is sublime.  Furthermore, to listen to him play the piano is a transcendent experience."
Dianne Reeves
"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."
The New York Times
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Meet your teacher

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

Hundreds of lessons to keep you growing and inspired!

Selected Lessons

  • Two-Handed Voicings 🎼
  • Back to Basics: Left Hand Comping
  • Melodic Approaches 🎼 
  • Autumn Leaves
  • All The Things You Are
  • All Blues 🎼
  • Bebop Play Along 🎼
  • New Orleans Style Playing
  • Playing in 3/4 & 6/8 – “Footprints”
  • Solo Piano Ballads (Embraceable You)
  • Brazilian Bossa Nova Flavors
  • Modal Improv: One Finger Snap 🎼
  • What Should I Practice?
  • What Scale Do I Play? 🎼 
  • Technical Boot Camp (Diminished Half/Whole)
  • Sneak Some Jazz Into Your Backbeat Playing 
🎼 = includes living notation


  • Starter Lessons
  • Essential Standards
  • Jazz Standards
  • Modern Jazz Compositions
  • Solo Piano
  • Other Grooves
  • Peter Martin Originals
  • Advanced Improv Applications
  • Blues
  • Theory
  • Technique
  • Voicings
  • and more!

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Join our global jazz piano community of pros and aspiring pros, and take your jazz piano playing to the next level - starting right now.
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Is this course right for me?

Jazz Piano Method will be a great fit if you:
  • already play jazz piano, but want to expand your abilities
  • want to learn more advanced practice techniques
  • want to learn more advanced theory
  • want to expand your tune repertoire
  • are looking for ongoing practice ideas and inspiration
  • want to get a new lesson every week
  • want ongoing access to all Open Studio courses (including all Geoffrey Keezer piano courses and every other current and future course we have to offer)

Do I need a membership for this course?

Yes. The Jazz Piano Method is exclusive to our two membership plans, the Piano Access Pass and All-Access Pass. Both include unfettered access to courses courses (current and future), community features, and more.

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What if this course is too advanced for me?

No problem - we offer a full satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason any of our courses are not a good fit, you can have an easy, full refund.

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