Real Jazz teaching
Learning advanced jazz at the Berklee College of Music, I transmit it's advanced notions of jazz.
Playing jazz is fondamentaly diferent then playing classical music. Even the way to learn is different. Jazz is improvisation. Good improvisation needs deep understanding of the music, how it works, in it's harmony and it's melody.
To teach jazz, I propose work on jazz tunes, reading them harmonicaly (only the theme itself being written), understanding the scales that are playable on each chord, playing bass lines with the left hand, hitting chords whith the left or the right hand and playing the themes or solos with the right hand. Associating those hands together in every way possible will bring you all the different playings of jazz tunes, in solo or with other instruments.
To learn more group playing, you can use learning recordings that lack the piano for you play with it!
At the same time, in order to get a good visual concept of the keyboard, working on scales, arpegios and different figures of finger training helps a lot to build the jazz player in your brain.
AND IT WORKS!