Applied Keyboard Harmony

Saturdays 1:30 - 3 pm 1/14 - 3/18 (10 weeks)

Applied Keyboard Harmony
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys
Day Sat
Instructor Jeanne Walpole
Status inperson event


Learn tonic-dominant chord progressions, “turnarounds,” and chord inversions in all keys while developing the ability to play standard tunes using those chord progressions in lead sheet format. This class prepares students for the Jazz Piano 1 class. Especially recommended for pianists with a classical background interested in breaking free of the printed page and learning how to interpret lead sheets and improvise. Handouts provided. Prerequisites: basic keyboard knowledge.

This class takes place IN-PERSON at the California Jazz Conservatory. 

About Jeanne Walpole 

M.A. in Music Theory, San Francisco State U.; M.A. Studies in Piano Manhattan School of Music; B.A., Smith College: studied with Dick Hindman 1990–2003; Pianist, Nordstrom.

Student Reviews

“Jeanne shows a mastery of teaching pedagogy and expert knowledge about the music content.”

“Jeanne is a really good teacher! Funny, supportive, and really good at connecting the dots. I wish she was teaching more classes – I’d love to take something else from her.”