Piano Workshops

THE JAZZSCHOOL AT CJC

Piano Workshops

Jazzschool-Online Technical Notes
All Jazzschool-Online classes meet online via Zoom. Technical requirements include: computer, tablet or phone with a reliable internet connection. Computer (laptop or desktop) is preferred, but a tablet or phone is also possible, with somewhat limited functionality. Optional for improved sound quality: external microphone, either connected via USB or XLR cable to audio interface. For a budget USB mic option, we recommend the Samson Go, currently retailing for around $50 new. Additional technical requirements are listed for specific classes below.

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEP 21 – DEC 6 / ALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

Wendy DeWitt

Let’s Boogie Woogie NEW!
with Wendy DeWitt
A deep dive into Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, two of the boogie woogie piano greats from whom Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and even Liberace received inspiration. We’ll explore left and right hand coordination, licks and the technique necessary for smooth execution, breaks, intros and endings. Be ready to flesh out your improvisations with lots of new material. We’ll also cover how to use dynamics, develop themes, and keep your playing interesting with the many tools available to pull in a listener’s attention. Have a notebook handy. Attendees are welcome to record the session. Recommended level: Intermediate and beyond. Celebrating eight years of the San Francisco International Boogie Woogie Festival.

Sunday, November 8, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
$45 advance, $60 day of workshop
Wendy DeWitt

10-WEEK FALL QUARTER / SEP 21 – DEC 6 / ALL WORKSHOPS VIA ZOOM / ALL TIMES PACIFIC

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