MASTERCLASSES coming soon
MASTERCLASSES coming soon
Are you ready to take your jazz piano skills to the next level? Look no further than our upcoming jazz piano masterclasses! Led by renowned jazz pianist and instructor, Paul Tobey, these classes will provide you with the tools and techniques to learn and perform jazz standards like a pro.
During our masterclasses, you’ll receive personalized instruction and feedback from Paul Tobey, who has years of experience performing and teaching jazz piano. With his guidance, you’ll gain the confidence and skills necessary to take on challenging jazz pieces and impress your audience.
So if you’re ready to elevate your jazz piano game and become the best pianist you can be, join us for our upcoming masterclasses. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from the best!
NEW CLASSES EACH MONTH
Each month we’ll focus on a new standard and how to perform the head and improvisations along with bass and drums.
In each of the masterclasses, the 1ST HOUR will focus on step-by-step instructions surrounding chord voicings, rhythm, soloing techniques, and more!
In the 2nd HOUR, I’ll listen to volunteers in the group who wish to share their performances, live or pre-recorded and give you some really constructive feedback on what to focus on to help you get to the next level.
Here’s a quick outline of what’s to come:
- Blue in Green by Miles Davis.
In this session, we’ll take on one of the most difficult styles: the jazz ballad. Rich chords and notey improvisations will be the main focus!
- Bernie’s Tune by Bernie Miller as played by Gerry Milligan.
This is a popular standard at jam sessions. You’ll learn how to solo in D minor by understanding the cycles of 5th’s and apply that to the chord changes. I will transcribe one of my solos and walk you through the reasons why I choose the notes I do, a great way to learn!
- So What by Miles Davis.
Another popular Miles tune, So What is beloved the world over. You’ll learn all about modal scales and how to apply them to this 2 chord tune. I’ll also introduce you to the concept of “playing outside.” We’ll learn and practice a transcribed solo and perform it and some improvisations with an up-tempo swing backing track.
- Wave by Carlos Antonio Jobim
Every jazz piano player who wants to excel at their craft needs to learn how to perform a Bossa Nova and how to play advanced chords. Wave is one of those songs that every musician should put 1st. It’s classic jazz harmony at its best. When you learn these chord voicings it will help in every song you play going forward.
- Cantaloupe Island
What would a masterclass series be without one of the most popular straight-ahead feel tunes of all time?! In this session, you will learn how to comp simple rhythms and chord changes for this type of boogaloo feel. It’s a part of jazz to learn this style and when you do, you’ll be able to comp and solo for all types of straight 8th jazz and rock standards.
During the previous masterclasses, we’ll get to know each other pretty well and we’ll progress as a group if we practice what we learn. I will give you some pretty solid practicing advice so that shouldn’t be a problem. Anyway, for this session, I’ll ask the group for recommendations for the tune and we’ll come to a decision together. I may make some suggestions myself however, it’s up to the group to decide!
Class sizes will be limited to so that you can get air time and constructive feedback as well as get your questions answered.
We will be launching this Livestream membership on this Channel very soon!
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Why Study With Paul Tobey?
As a career artist, Paul Tobey has earned several awards and accolades for his exceptional skills in jazz piano. He was recognized as the “Educator of the Year Award” by the (IAJE), formerly known as the International Association of Jazz Educators, and has also received other awards such as “Pianist of the Year,” “Best Contemporary Jazz Album,” and “Juno Nomination,” among others.
Throughout his career, Paul Tobey has received significant support and funding from various organizations such as the Canada Council of the Arts, The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, to name a few. He has performed on many renowned stages, including the Yokohama Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and even Carnegie Hall.
Despite his numerous accomplishments, Paul Tobey’s focus remains on providing exceptional jazz piano training to his students. As a professional jazz player and Certified Trainer, he is in a unique position to combine his skills as a recording/touring artist and trainer to offer top-notch training to aspiring pianists.
With Paul Tobey’s Masterclasses, students can access personalized instruction and feedback from a highly qualified jazz master. He is adept at identifying and accommodating different learning styles, ensuring that each student receives tailored instruction to consume and retain up to 85% of the knowledge he shares.
Paul Tobey understands the challenges that come with finding a qualified jazz instructor, especially one that can provide quality instruction online. As such, he has made it easy for students to access his Masterclasses from anywhere, as long as they have good internet service. Moreover, he offers a significant amount of high-quality tutorials for free on his YouTube channel.
Interested pianists can register for Paul Tobey’s Masterclasses, and he limits registration per class to ensure a more intimate learning experience. With his expertise and unique approach to teaching, students can expect to elevate their jazz piano skills to the next level.
Paul posts regularly on the “Jazz Pianists” Group on Facebook. Read some of the comments below from his posts, and also subscribe to the group for more of his posts and solo piano performances.