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This course helps pianists develop their skills at playing the piano without reading notes from a page.
Students learn how to use their ear to learn and play music, and how to make use of theory concepts like scales, chords, key signatures and rhythmic sub-division. Topics include: how to accompany yourself, how to play with other people, learning chords by ear and creating distinctive textures on the piano. The course repertoire focuses on well-known folk and pop songs.
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Programs taking place online:An access link will be emailed to you after purchase.
Programs taking place in our NYC facilities:Please read our safety guidelines before visiting our building.
Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
Maximizing Remote Private Lessons and Group Classes
We offer financial aid and scholarships for all School of Music programs including private lessons for children and adults. For more information click here.
Jamie Reynolds is a freelance jazz pianist in New York City. He has taught group and private jazz piano and composition lessons at the 92nd Street Y since 2005.
Jamie is very active on the jazz scene and performs regularly with some of New York's finest musicians. He has toured across Canada and the United States and Europe and can be heard regularly in clubs around the city.
Jamie received a Bachelor of Music with honors in jazz performance from the University of Toronto.
Jazz Keyboard (Beginner)
Jazz Keyboard (Advanced)
Jazz Keyboard (Intermediate)
Playing by Ear: Functional Piano and Music Theory