Teaching Jazz and Musical Creativity to the Classical Piano Student

Teaching Jazz and Musical Creativity to the Classical Piano Student

At this workshop, Dr. Evans explains the inner workings of jazz in illuminating detail. He demonstrates his procedure for teaching jazz elements and jazz improvisations within the classical lesson, as well as discusses the use of jazz materials for the teaching of technique and sight reading. In the process, teachers become acquainted with a wide variety of beginning, intermediate and advanced keyboard jazz repertoire and method books. Discover how to motivate your pupils with new easy-to-learn techniques and materials that teach creative musicianship – composing, notating music, harmonizing, transposing, etc. Teachers can develop renewed enthusiasm for teaching from this workshop and gain motivated students, thus greatly enhancing their piano teaching practice.

Part 1: The Elements of Jazz

Part 2: Improvisation Techniques in Jazz