In the Shed: Powerful Practice Tools

Tuesdays 6 - 7:30 pm 7/11 - 8/15 (5 weeks) no class 8/1

In the Shed: Powerful Practice Tools
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys, Musicianship
Day Tue
Instructor Jennifer Jolly
Status online event

Summer is a great time to evaluate and refresh your practice routine or to create one if you’ve been winging it. This class teaches the elements of a well-rounded and effective practice routine, built on fundamentals such as warm-ups, essential chords and scales, technique, improv, sightreading (standard notation and charts), ear training, rhythm/groove studies, harmony/chord progressions, transposition, improv, theory, repertoire development, enrichment, and physical self-care. You’ll get tips on working with challenging pieces/passages, customizing your practice routine, setting effective goals, maintaining a positive practice environment, using motivational and time management skills, and using helpful apps and online tools. For all experience levels. Materials provided by the instructor. 

About Jennifer Jolly

B.A. UC Berkeley. Keyboards/melodica, guitar, percussion, vocals, composer/arranger, bandleader. Specialist in blues/boogie, R&B/funk, Americana, New Orleans, rock, Caribbean, and African roots music. Founder of Jennifer Jolly & Friends, co-founder of The Jolly Gibsons. Other current projects include Pamela Rose’s touring theatrical concert “Blues is a Woman,” Tom Rigney & Flambeau (sub), JAZZphoria (sub), Chelle! and Friends (guest), Mo’Fone (guest), Bait & Switch Blues Band, The Party Monsters, Creekside Community Church Worship Band. Previous credits include Zulu Spear, Kotoja, Phil Lesh, Hot Links, Barbara Dane, Big B and His Snake Oil Saviors, accompaniment for choruses and musical theater productions, and dozens of recording projects. Faculty instructor at The Jazzschool, Cazadero Family Camp, Jazzschool Women’s Jazz and Blues Camp, after-school programs, workshops, and private studio.