Solo Jazz Piano

Wednesdays 8:15 - 9:45 pm PT 4/5 - 5/31 (9 weeks)

Solo Jazz Piano
Age Adult
Event Type Class
Department Piano and Keys
Day Wed
Instructor Ben Stolorow
Status inperson event

This course guides pianists through the process of developing interesting and effective solo jazz piano arrangements. Learn techniques for harmonizing melodies, constructing keyboard bass lines, developing intros and endings, various groove possibilities, reharmonization techniques and more. Prerequisites: functional piano technique and knowledge of jazz harmony.

Instructor: Ben Stolorow

B.A. in Music, UC Berkeley; Recipient, Hertz Traveling Fellowship from Berkeley to study jazz piano privately and at the Manhattan School of Music; studied in New York with Fred Hersch, Stanley Cowell, James Williams, and David Hazeltine; performed with Akira Tana, Craig Handy, Lorca Hart, Nasheet Waits, Danya Stephens, Andrew Speight, Vince Lateano, Bob Kenmotsu, Noel Jewkes, Michael O’Neill, and vocalist Kenny Washington; Also studied classical piano and the Taubman Technique.

Student Reviews 

“Ben is a great teacher. I have become a better piano player AND I have a better understanding of music (alt chords, tritone substitution, etc)” 

“Class was well structured to allow time for masterclass, theory, and demonstrations.” 

“I learned a lot and enjoyed it. Ben is a great and generous teacher.”