Jazz Piano Lessons


All of the lessons on JazzPianoOnline.com are categorized into four groups.

Jazz is music theory in action. The lessons in this category explore theoretical concepts relating to chords, scales, melody, harmony and their use and application in composition and improvisation.

Improvisation is the critical element of jazz that distinguishes it from other forms of western music. Use these lessons to help you understand the theory and application of melodic construction.

Complex chords and rich progressions are hallmarks of jazz. This group of lessons teaches you everything from basic chord types and simple progressions to comping techniques and beyond.

Putting all the elements together to construct a satisfying performance is what you'll find in this catch-all category. Jazz styles, arranging techniques and full arrangements can be found here.

Where to Start?

Check out the Jazz Piano Lesson Roadmap. Need more advice? Contact me with a description of your musical background and goals and I’ll help you chart a course through the lessons.

Have You Considered?
Comping Supplement - Example comping for the chord changes to “Peace,” “Onice I Loved,” Someday My Prince,” and “Stella.”
Two-Handed Voicings - Learn to play open fifth voicings, “So What” voicings, pure fourth voicings and upper structure triad voicings.
Solo Jazz Piano - Three lessons on spread voicings, combining rootless voicings with spreads, and improvising while playing solo plus supplemental tunes for study.
Ear Training - Develop your ear and improve your playing. It’s that simple!
Comping Supplement - Example comping for the chord changes to “Peace,” “Onice I Loved,” Someday My Prince,” and “Stella.”
Improv Drills - Four lessons in this series help you understand how to handle virtually any note in a given progression.
The Safflower” - Learn to play this beautiful jazz ballad.
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