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Jazz piano with Brad Smith
Private instruction in jazz piano, improvisation and harmony.
Jazz approach to learning, applicable to any style of music.
Accompaniment and support services for professional vocalists
Berklee College graduate with 30+ years professional playing experience.
Private instruction in jazz piano, improvisation, harmony for students
ages 14 and up.
Based in the jazz approach to learning, these lessons are applicable to any
style of music.
Who will benefit from these lessons?
Intermediate to advanced piano students, and jazz piano enthusiasts
Classical piano teachers Vocalists preparing material for live performance,
repertoire, keys, custom arranging
Musicians involved in playing and teaching Religious/Sacred Music
Professional Instrumentalists (non-pianists)
What types of goals can be accomplished with these lessons?
Playing, Improvising, Repertoire & Styles Improvisation and harmony in various
styles of music
Playing in a variety of styles without sheet music vs.
Playing a set of Christmas carols, Beatles, Elton John, Billy Joel or show tunes
just for FUN!
Writing, arranging, leading musical groups
Write your own music or arrangements for auditions and gigs
Learn to accompany yourself on the piano Learn chords, scales, harmony & jazz
Musical tools for versatility leading & playing with professional musicians
New Approaches and Opportunities for Teachers
Draw from principles learned in jazz to playing, improvising, writing, and
Enhance classical playing by integrating principles learned in jazz
Add a simplified, organic approach to teaching methods, to reach more students
Put away the sheet music,
to play and teach from a different kind of ‘memory’
Expand your offerings,
to teach a wider range of musical styles
Use the study of jazz piano, to develop within any style of playing