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Private Piano Lessons: Traditional/Improvisation Combination (Ages 8-18)

This 4-class course offers a hybrid between the reading/piano technique focus of traditional piano lessons and the improvisation/creative focus of jazz lessons.
Paul McFarland
166 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 3 learners
25 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learner per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Sun, Oct 16

Oct 16 – Nov 6 (4 weeks)
5:00 – 5:25 PM
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Class Experience

The learning goals will be directed by the specific needs and skills demonstrated by each individual learner. 
I have a bachelor's degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia, a master’s degree of Kodály in Music Education from Loyola University Maryland, and 10+ years experience of Blues/Boogie Woogie improvisation on the piano. I'm incredibly passionate about passing on what I've learned about piano improvisation to students, as I wish I had more access to high quality improvisation instruction when I was younger.
1-2 hours of practice is recommended per week. 
Students will need a keyboard or a piano. It is recommended to point the camera at the keys if possible. Students will need the Bastien New Traditions All-In-One Piano Course. Level A for new students is currently $9.99 and is available at Amazon:
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Bastien New Traditions All-In-One Piano Course


Paul McFarland
Lives in the United States
Certified Music Teacher Specializing in Blues Piano
166 total reviews
198 completed classes

About Me

Hearing Pete Johnson for the first time changed my life. Building on a strong foundation of  classical piano, I immediately began learning to play blues piano. Since learning to improvise, there's been no going back for me. 

I have a passion for... 
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