Yes gospel tutorials are certainly something we would like to offer.
I’ve received multiple requests for gospel tutorials from students who play in church and so I feel that it’s most definitely an area we should cover. It would be great to find a teacher with a background in contemporary church music and also a strong knowledge of jazz harmony.
I’m always looking to expand our teaching team; the challenge is usually finding the right person in the right place to do the recording!
I’ll ask our other teachers and see if they can recommend anyone.
As you correctly point out, most styles of improvised music require a knowledge of the fundamentals of jazz, also also blues too, and so much of the PianoGroove syllabus will be important information for you to play in a gospel style.
I would imagine there is a lot of crossover between blues and gospel and so gospel tutorials would nicely fit into our blues section of the website.
Leave it with me and I will ensure we find the right person.
ps. I made a couple of lessons on “Georgia On My Mind” which have a gospel-esque flavour. Check them out here if you haven’t already:
I’m by no means an expert at playing gospel but from listening to a bunch of recordings of that tune it was fun to arrange it in a gospel style. Hope you like it!