Happy Early Black Friday!
CONGRATULATIONS on participating in the first ever Jazz Piano School 30-Day Challenge!
Just the fact that you registered and committed to it is a great achievement.
This is my favorite time of the year as a consumer because I always know I’m getting the absolute best deal.
No questions asked.
The same is true for you.
Right now there are SOOO many incredible things happening here at Jazz Piano School.
Our brand new Jazz Piano School 4.0 which took us a year to create, has just been released today, on Black Friday for you!
It includes an INCREDIBLE new community, forums, messaging, a new feed, tons of courses and education to choose from and so many other features inside.
And in January, a brand new LIVE program will be starting and THAT is open for enrollment today!
So what have I done to give you the best Black Friday deal ever?
I’ve combined both options into one irresistable offer called the “Jazz Piano School Blackbox”.
With the “JPS Blackbox” you’ll reserve your spot in my new live program AND you’ll get lifetime access to everything inside of the brand new release of JPS 4.0 which is our self-study education area which includes our brand new community and all the self-study courses you could ask for.
And don’t worry, if my private live program with a teacher is not for you and just want access to Jazz Piano School 4.0 so you can move through the education on your own, that is available as well.
The “Jazz Piano School Blackbox” is the absolute best offer I’ve ever created…HANDS DOWN.
Don’t worry I’m going to explain everything right now.
Let’s take a look inside what you’re going to get with the 2023 “Jazz Piano School Blackbox”
I’ve never seen students make so much progress in my entire life until now.
And I’ve been teaching for over 20+ years.
Want to know how?
It’s really the combination of two words.
Direction and accountability.
You see 99% of students that don’t make progress or fail at attempting to learn jazz piano are usually lacking both of those.
Sometimes, students have all the inner drive in the world but they simply do not know what to practice to get better.
And sometimes, it’s the complete opposite but rarely.
Sometimes students do have a very clear direction and good lesson planning but lack accountability.
So which are you?
Listen, I don’t blame you.
How could you know exactly what to practice and in what order?
How could you hold yourself accountable to do that as well?
And how could do BOTH of those things at at the same time?
The answer, it’s impossible.
But…a true professional could do both of those things for you through a live jazz piano program.
Which is exactly what my Accelerator Program does, and why it’s responsible for MASSIVE amounts of results in a short amount of time.
Here’s what’s included.
Your teacher will contact you to set up your initial 1 on 1 assessment lesson. This is more about getting to know you and listen to your musical background and story than it is about listening to your playing.
Your musical story shapes you, molds you, and can have a huge effect on your mindset.
That’s why we take great care in listening to your story and experiences.
The teacher will also to listen to you play, ask you about your goals, and begin to discuss next steps for you in order to start seeing quick results in your playing.
They will also show you around the program and answer any questions you might have at that time.
The other incredible benefit to these lessons is that they are all conducted through our online platform which allows you to do the work on your own time!
You don’t even have to leave your house.
Check it out…
You may be wondering how the teacher reviews your playing.
This is another incredible benefit to the program due to the accountability.
It’s another TOP reason that students are making so much progress so fast.
Every week you will record a video of you playing your assignments through an easy app called Flipgrid that is completely free.
This recording process does not lie and holds students accountable for practicing.
Now to some of you this may be terrifying!
Trust me I know, because other students thought the same thing before signing up.
“How can I do this program if I need to record myself for my teacher?!”
What they’ve found is that after just the very first recording session they actually began to LOVE IT!
And I promise you, if you give it a chance, so will you.
The other AMAZING benefit to recording your assignments for your teacher every week is that it is a great measuring tool for your progress.
All your recordings will be stored in an archive so you and the teacher can go back and clearly see how much progress you’ve made.
This helps tremendously to motivate and inspire you when you look back and see where you started from!
Kind of like hiking up a mountain and feeling exhausted half way, but then turning around and looking at how far you’ve come.
Quite breathtaking and inspiring and of course you can’t stop there…you have to keep going to reach the top!
Check out Mike Griffith’s massive archive of recordings he’s done!
There are so many problems with live lessons I don’t know where to begin, but one I found MOST frustrating was having a question during the week.
I would have a question and felt shamed by contacting my teacher to ask them.
I mean I was only paying for their hourly time right? My teacher probably didn’t want to get on the phone with me and teach. They were busy.
In the Accelerator Program, we’ve got that covered.
You can use the message chat at anytime to ask your teacher questions about your lesson plan or just jazz in general!
Check it out!
Well that would have been nice during my journey, but oh well. I guess I had to endure some hardship to help others and trust me I am totally good with that!
Now if you think this program is awesome already, I’ve only just begun so get comfortable.
Every week there will be a group lesson with either myself or one of the other educators.
They will teach a live masterclass on zoom that will allow you to interact, follow along at the piano, and ask them questions as they demonstrate and teach.
These masterclass lessons will be on specific and necessary jazz piano topics that students need to know to get better.
All of these masterclass will be recorded and stored in the archive as well so you can go back and watch them at anytime even if you miss one!
Check it out!
And last but not least, access to an incredible, out of this world supportive community inside the private accelerator platform we use.
All the students here are very, very close and supportive of one another due to the live learning that everyone is doing together.
If you frustrated, they will pick you up.
Want to share your success, they will congratulate you!
It is one of the most valuable parts of the program.
Enrollment to this brand new Accelerator Program is included with the “JPS Blackbox” offer.
And here are all the details one more time just to recap before I move on. (Oh yes, there’s more).
So if the live program study with and instructor and all the benefits above aren’t your thing…you can still get everything I’m about to go over below as a second option.
And trust me the second option is just as good.
Or this student, who left Jazz Piano School, and then came back because it was the best and finally allowed her to play in the band just like she had always wanted.
This student used the same jazz piano system that’s inside of Jazz Piano School to play and arrange jazz standards mostly by ear on the spot with fills, reharms, and thick, advanced voicings in just 3 months.
Over the past 9 years, thousands of students have successfully used the Jazz Piano School education system to learn how to play jazz piano.
They’ve dreamed of playing in a band or accompanying a vocalist.
They’ve wanted to walk up to the piano in their house, sit down, and simply start playing gorgeous jazz standards in a solo piano style without music.
They’ve longed to improvise over tunes and express their inner feelings however THEY wanted, instead of copying transcriptions and notes from other pianists.
And they’ve all achieve their goals.
It didn’t take them 20 years. It didn’t take them 10 years. It didn’t even take 5.
The average student achieve their goal in less than a year and most in 6 months.
Best of all, you can now get lifetime access to the proven, systematic, step-by-step curriculum, and amazing community inside of Jazz Piano School that that was responsible for helping the above students play like pros.
Today, I want to show you how.
The education inside covers everything in jazz piano but more importantly the most burning frustrations students seem to experience during the learning process :
Looking back, I have no idea how I managed to play any jazz piano tune.
In fact, the honest truth is…I couldn’t!
When I first started playing jazz piano I knew I was terrible.
I had no idea what I was doing. Every time I tried to play a tune it sounded like a broken mess of absolute garbage.
But I was determined.
I tried EVERYTHING imaginable.
You name it, I’ve tried it.
I bought all the books out there including every book Mark Levine published.
I purchased everything by Jamey Aebersold.
I bought videos and courses on block chords, voicings, bebop improvisation, solo piano and more.
I studied jazz piano at New England Conservatory for 3 years.
After year 3 I quit.
Three very awful things had come from that experience.
You can do the math. I’ll do it for you right now. 1 lesson a week @ $80 per lessons for 3 years. Give or take holidays. 50 lessons a year. $4000 a year. $12,000 dollars for 3 years of lessons.
My lessons went as follows. My teacher would sit at the piano and play, while talking, showing me voicings, and licks then he would say, “Okay now you sit here and try.” Ummmm…I’m sorry what?!
After 3 years of lessons and $12k down the drain I could play 3 tunes because I learned and had copied the exact arrangement my teacher had played. I COULDN’T play any new tunes on my own or improvise how I wanted to.
To this day it still boggles my mind.
I learned jazz in the MOST WRONG WAY possible.
And sadly, this is probably what you’re doing right now.
How do I know? Because I did it.
I literally walked the path you are on right now. And it got me no where.
But looking back now, while having created a successful jazz piano education system, I now understand the problem.
The “Traditional” method of learning jazz was the reason I blew thousands of dollars, wasted 15 years of my life and was constantly frustrated, depressed and doubtful I would ever play jazz the way I wanted.
Simply put, it was a complete dumpster fire.
And…like it or not, believe me or not…you, yes YOU…are most likely using this method right now.
And that is the very thing that is holding you back.
The fact of the matter is, there is no organization or structure, nor has there EVER been, when it comes to learning jazz.
This extremely frustrating, completely unclear, absolutely ludicrous way of learning jazz has been “the only way” of learning since the dawn of time!
It was no wonder my teacher taught me like this.
Because this is how he learned from his teacher.
And how that teacher learned before them.
Jazz piano education and all jazz education for that matter is an absolute MESS of jazz piano information scattered about in different books, online courses, dvds, online libraries, teachers and other resources.
And guess what the internet did?
It took an already completely unclear learning process, and sucked any hope there ever was right out!
I dare you to try and make sense of this.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that 99% of students will never achieve their jazz piano goal.
The thing is, it’s tricky to see how flawed the education is when you’re the student.
But when I propose questions to you like this…
You can clearly tell they’re completely idiotic.
But when you’re student, you simply can’t see it and you don’t understand why.
It leaves us feeling inadequate, doubtful, depressed, stressed and
wanting to quit our dream of expressing ourselves through the beautiful
music of jazz.
Over my 20+ year jazz piano journey I’ve essentially learned all the ways NOT to learn jazz piano.
I wish I knew this before but I guess some people have to go through things in order to help others NOT follow in their foot steps.
In the past nothing worked and I know why now. It was the method of education I was learning.
Jumping around from topic to topic with no structured learning path.
Always copying what others were playing without knowing what they were playing or why they were playing it.
The biggest change is the happiness and confidence I feel. Before I used to blame myself for not being able to play. I use to think I was the problem
But I now know that’s not the case.
You can play jazz piano the way you’ve always wanted to as well.
You can do it without wasting years of your life. You can do it without blowing $12,000 on lessons that leave you knowing only 3 tunes. You can even do it without years and years of practice. Most importantly, your playing will be good-and it’ll let you share your gift of music with whoever you want and however you want while feeling confident about it in the process.
In the past, every time I sat down at the piano I had no idea what to practice. I would give some meaningless exercise my best attempt and then eventually move on to just noodling around.
Hopelessly trying to connect the dots.
Hopelessly trying to figure out the puzzle.
Feeling completely discouraged and frustrated because everything I heard myself playing sounded like crap.
Praying that somehow I would be touched by a divine power and that would unlock all the secrets to jazz piano for me. And I would finally be able to play like all the pros I heard on the albums.
That never happened and I never got better.
So what is the solution?
I’ll give you a hint…
I’ve been teaching jazz piano for 20+ years. And for everyone lesson plan and curriculum I’ve created, there were two or three that I scrapped. (In fact, I literally just designed a new way to define and reach your jazz piano goals this year which is now inside JPS 4.0.)
That’s more than 20+ years of trial-and-error to figure out what really matters in jazz piano education and what doesn’t.
As a student, all we want is for someone to tell us what to practice in order to get better. We just want a road map to follow.
The classic “Watch me play it, then you do it” is out!
The common phrase, “Just feel it!” is out!
“Just do it again, you’ll get it eventually.”….out!
All the absurdly, general statements teachers like to throw out to the students because they have no real idea how to help them are all OUT!
So what’s in?
What is proven to work?
What has a track record for being successful?
What was created by a student for a student based on a shared educational journey?
Jazz Piano School provides you with structured and organized, step-by-step jazz piano education that will help you reach your jazz piano dream in months instead of years…not to mention…
…allow you to feel the way you’ve always wanted…happy, confident, and connected to the music you’re freely creating.
I built Jazz Piano School to NOT be just another online piano website.
I built Jazz Piano School to solve a problem that has been deeply woven in jazz education for years and is still happening to this day.
I built Jazz Piano School so that you wouldn’t have to go through all the pain frustration I went through on my journey.
I built Jazz Piano School to help you get the quickest results in the shortest amount of time without spending tens of thousands of dollars.
It is the MOST organized, structured and sequential, jazz piano curriculum online.
A curriculum that follows a step by step plan that ensures you’re moving towards success!
While at the same time…immersing you in an extremely supportive community of other jazz piano enthusiasts that just ‘get it’.
Giving you access to the tools, strategies, and methods you need to either start playing or break through your plateaus, and achieve your jazz piano dream FASTER and EASIER!
Give you all access to my live program starting in January that I already went over up top, and everything that Jazz Piano School 4.0 has to offer for the lowest price ever.
Or….just access to Jazz Piano School 4.0 self study area if you’re not interested in participating in the live program.
Here’s what you get with Jazz Piano School 4.0…
Simply put…a path to follow.
It’s a good thing I did too, because this 6 Stage Curriculum, packed with every single jazz piano topic you could possibly want to know about is now being used in colleges, universities, high schools, studios, and private homes all over the world.
It has been by far the most popular “thing” I have created that has led and is currently leading students to realize their jazz piano dream.
You’ll get lifetime access to this and any updates we make in the future with this years Black Box offer.
Here is a little glimpse inside…
6 Stage Curriculum that accommodates any level of jazz piano student
Assessment journey to place you exactly where you should be in the curriculum
700+ Lesson Videos On Any Device
(Midi, notation, chord symbols & slow down)
Step-By-Step Learning Throughout
(Absolutely no guessing at what to do next!)
6 Stage Level Access
(Designed For All Skill Levels)
Journey or Library Learning Paths
(Follow our Journey Path or jump around)
Over 3400 Practice Exercises
(Specific exercises for every step of the way)
Over 640 Pages of Workbook Exercises
(Writing helps you learn 10x faster!)
Over 500 Pages of Lesson Text
(Study and read about the concepts anywhere)
The Success Path Curriculum alone would help you make more progress than anything you’ve used in the past.
I guarantee it.
But, the curriculum is large, and I wanted to create very small and quickly achievable pieces of education that students could move through in 3-7 days.
So I built the “Mini Courses” inside of Jazz Piano School.
Students loved these because they were fast, easy to integrate and gave them quick wins.
You’ll get lifetime access to all these courses and future courses we release with our Black Box offer.
Take a look…
(with new ones added and updated)
I really shouldn’t tell you this but I’m going to
When I was in middle school and high school there was a product in bookstores called “Cliffs Notes”.
Have you ever heard of these?
Cliffs Notes were small booklets that gave you the most pertinent information you needed to know about a book.
Students would use these instead of reading the book to write papers, speak in class, and complete any other project assignment you might need.
It was 100x faster. Trust me. I used them. And they worked!
I don’t know if they’re still around or how they were even sold.
The Playbook Courses you’ll see below were built to do the same exact thing as Cliffs Notes were designed for.
Give you the most pertinent information about a particular category without giving you too little or too much.
Essentially…a Playbook for that jazz piano topic.
With the Black Box offer you will get lifetime access to all the Playbook Courses and any that are released in the future as well.
One single tune can take on a number of different stylistic approach? Learn what to choose and how to execute inside.
Now you’re probably thinking…”What the heck does Jazz Piano School NOT have?!”
Probably nothing to be honest.
But there is ONE more educational course area that is EXTREMELY important to the system I built and the success of all the Jazz Piano School students.
As Jazz Piano School grew students began asking for very miscellaneous information on different topics.
Topics that weren’t THAT important to becoming a successful jazz pianist, but were simply just…for fun!
And I don’t blame them. Every student is interested in different things.
This is why I built the “Specialty Courses” you’ll see below.
These Specialty Courses are mid-sized courses that contain 70-120 videos that go deep down the rabbit hole into…well…specialty topics.
For example, you can learn way more about the blues and how to achieve a successful blues sound, or if you’re interested in the great Bill Evans, you can go through the Bill Evans Arranging system.
This area also contains one of my BEST improvisation courses that will take you to a pro level, and a bunch of other goodies.
I have more courses planned for the future which you’ll see below.
You’ll get lifetime access to all these courses and all the future courses we release with the Black Box offer.
Have you ever walked into a bar, lounge or happy hour and had the desire to sound the like pianist? Well now you can!
Want to build a repertoire of tunes you can masterly perform for friends, family or yourself at a moments notice?
Jazz piano can be extremely lonely and isolating.
I’ve noticed this in my own emotional reflection through out my journey and based on what students have expressed to me through out the years.
It’s just down right mentally hard.
99% of the time you’re by yourself, isolated from others, you have no idea if what you’re doing is even correct, you have no idea if what you’re practicing is actually what you should be practicing, and then you hear the voices pop up in your head.
“I’m not good enough.”
“I can’t do this.”
“I don’t have enough talent.”
“Why am I even trying. Just give up.”
“I wasn’t made for this.”
And how does this make us feel?
I’ll tell you EXACTLY how I used to feel….downright terrible!
I felt awful constantly.
I felt discouraged.
I cried a lot.
I was angry, mad, sad, depressed.
Every time I went to sit at the piano I was stressed and wanted to quit.
Can you relate at all?
Your feelings might not be as visceral as mine but I’m sure a lot of you out there reading this right now are saying…”Yup, this is exactly how I feel.”
And now for the MAIN EVENT!
I have one phrase for you.
It’s taken us over a year of hard, HARD work, but in this brand new release of JPS 4.0 we have a BEAUTIFUL new community available for you…
This next perk that comes with the Black Box offer is the MOST valuable of all.
More so than any of the education you will receive.
Why is that?
Because if you feel so depressed and discouraged that you quit…then there is no hope for you.
No amount of education can inspire you and motivate you to keep going.
But do you know what can?
Directly inside of Jazz Piano School you’ll get lifetime access to an incredible community, filled other jazz piano students just like yourself that will inspire you, motivate you, and pick you up when you’re down.
You can connect with other members, share your thoughts, ask questions, post your wins, message members individually, and get help from the JPS staff.
It’s the #1 MOST important aspect of Jazz Piano School that will directly result in your success.
Besides the beautifully designed “Facebook” like feed that acts and functions just like a Facebook feed WITHOUT being on Facebook, you’ll get access to all the community forums.
If you don’t know what forums are, they are simply a way to organize question threads into categories.
Where as a news feed is just a general stream of thoughts and posts. Sometimes it can be difficult to sort through and get help on specific topics.
That’s why the JPS Forums are so important for you to succeed.
I couldn’t possibly describe all the benefits of the community, you’ll just have to try it and see it for yourself.
But my last favorite is the ability to connect with other members, myself, and the JPS staff.
This allows you to make friends along your journey.
It allows you to get help when you need it and fast!
It allows you to feel connected to other students going through the exact same thing you are so you know that you’re not alone.
You can message and connect with other members or myself at anytime for support and help.
Most students studying with a private jazz piano teacher& pay
monthly, weekly or per lesson. When the student stops paying guess what?! No more learning. No more support. No more help
Stinks doesn’t it!
Same thing happens at schools and colleges. You pay thousands and THOUSANDS of dollars and attend the school then graduate. After you’re done, your learning is OVER.
Maybe…just MAYBE, you’ve built a strong connection with a professor.
Enough to be able to contact them to ask questions. But even so, you know they’re swamped with other work and have to prioritize their own students. Not someone who graduated years ago.
But what if…you could make one SMALL investment and get education, help, support motivation and inspiration for the REST of your life.
Now THAT…is worth it’s weight in GOLD.
And lucky for you, that’s exactly what is being offered here with our brand new community release in JPS 4.0.
Think about it hard.
A lifetime of support from peers, and the Jazz Piano School professional educators for one small price.
It’s a complete no brainer if you ask me.
If I had this opportunity for any of my personal hobbies I’m currently interested in, I would buy the lifetime help and support in seconds.
This means you can ask your fellow students questions or myself or any of the Jazz Piano School instructors questions for the rest of your life.
Go ahead and bother us…I dare you! 🙂
As you can see, I like to go all out for Black Friday.
I particularly love this “holiday”. It’s always been I buy all my stuff.
And clearly, what would Black Friday offer be without some extra special bonuses!
Here is the first Bonus you’ll get with this Black Box offer.
All the education you’re about to have access to could be worth diddly if you don’t know how to practice it.
On to Bonus #2!
I’ve packed a lot into Jazz Piano School, and I want to make sure that you not only get all that content before you fully commit to this — I want to give you 30 days to practice something let it digest, integrate it into your playing, and make sure this is really working for you.
Try just once course, one topic, one exercise. If you don’t LOVE it, I insist that you get 100% of your money back. I’ll even eat the credit card processing fees.
It’s simple: Join me and the others and try it for yourself. If my structured education doesn’t help you improve some aspect of your jazz piano performance within 30 days, I want you to email me. Tell me what you tried to work on, and I’ll give you all your money back.
This guarantee lasts 30 days, which completely covers any small concept within Jazz Piano School. That means you can look around into everything and then decide if it’s right for you.
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