If you’re new to jazz piano… start here! We cover the foundations including scales, triads, 7th chords, the 251 progression, and 3 beginner jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
Learn the tune “Georgia On My Mind” in the soulful style of Ray Charles, starting with the most basic arrangement techniques and gradually increasing the complexity.Try a Free Lesson
Learn how to play and improvise in the cocktail piano style. We cover chord voicings, chord progressions, and improvisation techniques for solo jazz piano.Try a Free Lesson
Expand your jazz repertoire with these simple but beautiful arrangements of the most famous and well-known jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
Extended chords are one of the hallmarks of jazz piano. We explore some useful extended chords and apply the voicings to 4 jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
Practicing whole step 251s allows us to clearly visualise and execute sophisticated voicings, fills, and ornamentation for 251 progressions all 12 keys.Try a Free Lesson
In this course we explore stride drills for beginners, harmonising and reharmonising the melody, adding runs and fills, and techniques for improvisation and soloing.Try a Free Lesson
An in-depth study of rootless chord voicings; we create rootless 251 progressions in major and minor keys & apply to 3 well-know jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
A selection of well-known festive arrangements. Share these jazzy Christmas tunes with your friends and family over the holiday season.Try a Free Lesson
“How To Accompany Singers” is a vocal accompaniment course taught by Lyndol Descant – singer, jazz pianist, and composer based in Brooklyn, NYC.Try a Free Lesson
The “5 Minute Masterclass” is a series of short & concise tutorials. PianoGroove Teachers share tips & tricks that took us years to figure out.Try a Free Lesson
In this course we continue our exploration into the jazzy Xmas song repertoire covering chord voicings, reharmonisation, and improvisation.Try a Free Lesson
Learn the nuances of minor harmony and improvisation using “In A Sentimental Mood”. We explore the 3 minor scales and their roles in improvisation.Try a Free Lesson
Designed for new students; we explore how to best use the PianoGroove website, the video player, and learning materials to supercharge your jazz piano journey.Try a Free Lesson
This course explores the altered chord tones: b9s, #9s, #11s, and #5s / b13s. We then create upper structure triads and apply to 4 famous jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
Chord substitutions allow you to add interesting variations to a common progression. We explore tritone subs, suspended chords & passing chords.Try a Free Lesson
Expand your knowledge of functional harmony. We explore common voicings and progressions and then apply this information to well-known jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
Introductions are used to set the mood of a performance. We explore the theory and formulas and create killer intros for a number of jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
In this course we explore a range of voicings for major, minor and dominant chords. This will help you build full, solo piano arrangements.Try a Free Lesson
Chords and scales share an intimate relationship. All chords imply a scale, and these scales are used extensively for jazz piano improvisation.Try a Free Lesson
We explore slash chords, cluster voicings and upper structure triads variations to then apply these voicings to 5 well-known jazz standards.Try a Free Lesson
Learn how to sing and play jazz standards with Lyndol Descant. Lyndol is a singing pianist, composer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NYC.Try a Free Lesson
Transcription is an essential step in learning to improvise. We cover the basics of transcription and transcribe a number of improvised lines and solos.Try a Free Lesson
These lessons will prepare you for playing in a jazz band so that you know what to expect, and what is expected of you. Learn to comp and take a solo!Try a Free Lesson
A course dedicated to elegant stride for jazz ballads. We use the harmonically rich tune “Body & Soul” to explore stride, melodic embellishment, fills, runs, and improvisation.Try a Free Lesson
Learn to play Cuban piano styles with Latin Grammy nominee Elio Villafranca. We explore the clave, cascara, montuno patterns, mambo, cha-cha-cha, and advanced Cuban grooves.Try a Free Lesson
Learn advanced improvisation concepts from award wining jazz pianist Tuomo Uusitalo. These lessons cover scales, transcription, and improvised lines.Try a Free Lesson
Learn advanced jazz piano harmony with one of NYCs finest jazz piano players. Tuomo shares his insight on chords, scales, progressions, & improvisation.Try a Free Lesson
In this 6 lesson course, we’ll explore Tonal Harmony & Related Dominants with a unique approach to improvising over the Dominant – Tonic relationship.Try a Free Lesson
This course contains intermediate to advanced level jazz standard arrangements. These arrangements are all for solo jazz piano performance.Try a Free Lesson
Study the styles of the 7 most influential jazz pianists of all time: Bill Evans, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Thelonious Monk, Oscar Peterson, & Wynton Kelly.Try a Free Lesson
Jazz piano comping and improvisation studies on the most famous jazz standards. Learn techniques for comping and improv on standards, blues, and modal tunes.Try a Free Lesson
This course covers the foundations of jazz improvisation. We explore scales, arpeggios, chord tones, enclosures, approach patterns & swing rhythm.Try a Free Lesson
This course covers walking bass, blues and gospel inspired jazz standards. We introduce the major blues scale to add soulful licks to your arrangements.Try a Free Lesson
Block chords and drop 2 style voicings were used extensively by jazz pianists such as George Shearing, Bill Evans, Barry Harris and Red Garland.Try a Free Lesson
Diminished Harmony is a huge area of study for jazz piano. Diminished Scales are versatile scales that are used extensively in jazz improvisation.Try a Free Lesson
Online Jazz Piano Lessons from PianoGroove.com
PianoGroove jazz piano lessons can be broadly split into 2 categories: theory lessons and jazz standard lessons. The theory lessons cover the fundamentals of jazz piano including basic scales and chords, common progressions such as major 251s and minor 251s and also chord extensions and alterations. The jazz standard lessons apply the theory in a practical context and show you how to build an arrangement from a lead sheet.
All PianoGroove tutorials are planned, recorded and edited based on 3 core principles:
Our online jazz piano lessons start with a thorough explanation of the topic covered. We pay special attention to the pacing of the lesson and ensure that the material is covered slowly enough for you to fully digest the key points. All lessons begin with simple examples and the difficulty gradually increases throughout the lesson.
PianoGroove's unique 3-part layout provides the best visual quality on the web. The Synchronized Light-Up Midi Keyboard gives you instant clarity into dense voicings so you can always see which notes are being played. Our In-Video Notation allows you to gain deeper insight into the material covered and relate the theory to chord symbols, shapes and progressions.
Perhaps the most valuable feature of PianoGroove. All jazz piano lessons are applied to common chord changes so that you understand how to use the theory in a practical context. The goal for many students is to pick up a fake book and just play from lead sheets. Whether you are playing solo piano, or with a band or jazz trio, this skill is invaluable.
Over 20 Free Jazz Piano Lessons!
JAZZ PIANO LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS
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JAZZ STANDARD LESSONS
PianoGroove Pro Member Lessons
PianoGroove Pro is an online jazz piano course that covers more detailed and advanced topics. These jazz piano tutorials are focused towards intermediate students who understand the basics and want to take their playing to the next level. The pro lessons on chords and voicings delve deeper into altered jazz harmony. Altered voicings are usually associated with the minor 251 progression but we can also apply altered jazz chords to any major 251 progression. Adding these alterations will spice up the sound of major 251s and create more interest in your playing.
An important area of study in altered harmony is upper structure triads. Sometimes abbreviated to upper structures, these two handed voicings are the most effective way to learn and memorise chord shapes for complex altered dominant sounds. Other lessons in this series cover advice and guidance for practicing upper structures and also a dedicated lesson on applying upper structures to jazz standards.