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  1. We are so excited about the August 2021 Student Recital! Recitals are an opportunity to showcase a final performance of what you’ve been working on in front of a live audience – your fellow PWJ students! Click here for more information.
  2. In this Live Workshop, we’ll learn how to solo over the most common chord progression in jazz, the 2-5-1, using the Upper and Lower Neighbor technique. We’ll explore a variety of exercises to master Upper and Lower Neighbors, plus examples for how to use them in your solos. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to use these beautiful passing tones to create a more interesting piano solo full of tension and resolution. Click here to download the lesson sheet and backing tracks. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it
  3. In this Live Workshop, we’ll learn how to solo over the most common chord progression in jazz, the 2-5-1, with outlining chords. Click here to download the lesson sheet and backing tracks. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing.
  4. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the August 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. The Beginner/Intermediate section starts at 10am PT. The Intermediate/Advanced section begins at 11am PT. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  5. @Peter S I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed this workshop! I agree the workshops provide many aha moments and motivation to further study the topics he covers!
  6. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the July 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. The Beginner/Intermediate section starts at 10am PT. The Intermediate/Advanced section begins at 11am PT. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  7. In this Live Workshop, we'll learn how to solo over the 2-5-1 chord progression with Bebop scales. We'll learn 2 left hand accompaniments, 4 common grooves, and 3 bebop scales for soloing in the jazz style. Then we'll practice various exercises for connecting scales and targeting chord tones to get that smooth jazzy solo sound. Click here to download the lesson sheet and backing tracks. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing.
  8. In this Live Workshop, we’ll learn how to solo over the most common chord progression in jazz, the 2-5-1, using chord tone targets. We’ll explore chord substitutes, left hand accompaniments, common rhythms, and a variety of exercises to master chord tone targets. By the end of the workshop, you’ll understand how to target all the chord tones in your soloing. Click here to download the lesson sheet and backing tracks. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing.
  9. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the June 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. The Beginner/Intermediate section starts at 10am PT. The Intermediate/Advanced section begins at 11am PT. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  10. In the June 2021 Intermediate/Advanced Workshop, we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Major Scale. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 3 chord voicings, left hand accompaniments, advanced soloing techniques, and more. You can click here and scroll down to the "Show Resources" section to download the lesson sheet and backing tracks. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing.
  11. In this workshop, we’ll be analyzing the chord progression for the classic jazz standard Autumn Leaves. Starting with the lead sheet, we’ll memorize the melody/chords, analyze the chord functions and chord qualities, learn how to add color with the 2-5-1 trick, and more! You can click here and scroll down to the “Show Resources” section to download the lesson resources and backing tracks. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing.
  12. Get ready to learn and deconstruct the classic Prelude #1 in C Major by J.S. Bach. Going phrase by phrase, we will analyze each of the chords and the harmonic functions to understand what we are playing. We will discover the use of beautiful musical devices such as “sequencing” and “pedal point,” which are as applicable to to music today as they were four hundred years ago! Click here to download the lesson sheet. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Click here t
  13. In the May 2021 Beginner/Intermediate Workshop, we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Major Scale. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 5 left hand accompaniments, 2 block positions, 4 rhythm exercises, 3 soloing techniques, and more. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Click here to download the lesson resources. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  14. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the May 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. The Beginner/Intermediate section starts at 10am PST. The Intermediate/Advanced section begins at 11am PST. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  15. In this Live Workshop, we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Aeolian (natural minor) Scale – a sad, ominous sounding scale often used in rock music. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 3 chord voicings, left hand accompaniments, advanced soloing techniques, and more. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Click here to download the lesson resources. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  16. In this Live Workshop, we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Aeolian (natural minor) Scale – a sad, ominous sounding scale often used in rock music. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 5 left hand accompaniments, 2 block positions, 4 rhythm exercises, 3 soloing techniques, and more. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Click here to download the lesson resources. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  17. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the April 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. The Beginner/Intermediate section starts at 10am PST. The Intermediate/Advanced section begins at 11am PST. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  18. In the March 2021 Beginner/Intermediate Workshop, we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Dorian Scale – a must-know scale for jazz, blues, latin, and funk. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 5 left hand accompaniments, 2 block positions, 3 rhythm exercises, 3 soloing techniques, and more! This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  19. In this Live Workshop, Yannick will be teaching a lesson while you ask questions. Click here for more info. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  20. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the March 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. The Beginner/Intermediate section starts at 10am PST. The Intermediate/Advanced section begins at 11am PST. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  21. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the January 2021 Live Q&A, Yannick will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  22. Get ready for the February 2021 Intermediate/Advanced Workshop where we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Mixolydian Scale – one of the most important scales for blues, rock, and jazz swing. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 5 left hand accompaniments, 4 soloing techniques, how to solo over multiple chords, and more! This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend, you can click here to pre-submit a question (these questions will be answered in a separate video). Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live
  23. Get ready for the February 2021 Beginner/Intermediate Workshop where we’ll learn how to improvise a solo with the Mixolydian Scale – one of the most important scales for blues, rock, and jazz swing. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 5 left hand accompaniments, 2 block positions, 3 rhythm exercises, 3 soloing techniques, and more! This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the Shows page for later viewing. Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  24. Katie Rushing

    Live Q&A

    In the February 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your questions about the piano and music in general. To attend the show, tune in to the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend & would like to presubmit a question, you can click here to submit your question by the end of the month. The presubmitted questions will be answered in a separate video. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
  25. In this workshop, we’ll be learning how to improvise a solo with the Lydian Scale – a beautiful and mysterious sounding scale often used in film scores. We’ll learn the notes of the scale, which chords/progressions to use, 5 left hand accompaniments, 3 rhythm exercises, 5 soloing techniques, and more! Click here to download the lesson resources. This event will take place on the Live Show page. If you are unable to attend the live show, it will be archived on the PWJ website for later viewing. Questions? Click here to learn more about our PWJ Live Shows.
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