Pop/Rock Piano: The Beatles & Elton John

Tuesdays 6 - 7:30 pm PT 4/4 - 5/30 (9 weeks)

Pop/Rock Piano: The Beatles & Elton John
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys
Day Tue
Instructor Jennifer Jolly
Status online event

Elton John and The Beatles brilliantly blended pop, rock, gospel, music hall, boogie-woogie, and other rootsy piano styles in their music. Learn the piano parts to classic tunes, the stylistic elements at their core, and how to incorporate these sounds into your own playing. Materials provided by instructor. Tech requirements: strong Internet, wired headphones, laptop or desktop.

Prerequisites: familiarity with major, minor, dominant 7th, and minor 7th chords; ability to read basic standard notation.

Instructor: 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.