On a mission to change piano education online.

We are passionate about helping as many people as possible achieve their musical dreams on the piano.

So many students want to improvise and “just play” without needing sheet music, without second-guessing themselves, and without getting bored.

We believe in a progressive approach to music learning, based on understanding harmony, lead sheet arranging, and fun stylistic techniques. This approach gets students hooked on practicing and they never look back.

We prioritize student teacher interaction through Q&A’s, interactive workshops, and we strongly believe that no one should ever feel alone playing the piano.

That’s why we have created an incredible community of piano enthusiasts online, who all support and encourage one another.


Our Team

Jonny May

A composer, entrepreneur, and teacher whose passionate style of playing and teaching has inspired thousands of pianists worldwide. At age eighteen, he became the youngest pianist to perform at Disneyland. He is a Mihaylo College of Business graduate , and is happily married to his lovely wife and biggest fan, Crystal May.

Yannick Lambrecht

Yannick serves as the head of operations at PWJ. He started learning jazz piano in college and met Jonny May soon after. He also sings professionally throughout California, and has taught voice, piano, and music history classes at the Young Americans College of Performing Arts.

Katie Rushing

Katie is here to keep the members happy, provide customer support, and help manage the website & social media content. She was classically trained in piano for 10 years and then branched out into other styles when she joined PWJ as a student in 2017. She is also the creator of 'TherapyJournals' on Etsy, providing mental health support for thousands of people.

Michael LaDisa

Michael is a contributing writer for our weekly Quick Tip blogs. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas, where he also worked as a Supplemental Instructor of music theory. He performs regularly as a pianist and manages a community music school servicing over 150 music students annually.

Irina Costei

Irina provides customer support & helps with other various projects. She was a classical pianist for 9 years, and now has branched into other styles - Blues being her favorite. She believe that arts have the potential of healing, and that music must be shared with others.

Kristina Hays

Kristina edits the PWJ courses and workshops before they go up on the website. She also has 13 years of piano experience in both classical and jazz. She loves to listen to jazz in her free time, her favorites being Bill Evans, Chick Corea, and the Brecker Brothers.

Austin Byrd

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Austin has performed around the world as a pianist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Arturo Sandoval, and Dee Dee Bridgewater, among others. He currently serves as staff accompanist at Mt. San Antonio College, where he has taught Jazz History and Rock Music Appreciation. He plays and writes for the Kevin Hicks Quartet and the Side Street Strutters.

Josh Foy

Josh is an award-winning composer, educator, and music director. He received his Bachelors from Chapman University in Music Composition and his Masters at the California Institute of the Arts. He has taught at various universities, served as the music director for various theater productions, and he has written award winning film scores.

Daine Jordan

Daine is a pianist, composer, and teacher who loves to play piano in a variety of musical styles. Having studied piano privately with Jonny, Daine also plays jazz piano professionally at local Southern California venues and teaches private piano lessons. He believes that anyone can learn piano and have fun with the right tools.

Jeremy Siskend

Jeremy has established himself as one of the nation’s most innovative and virtuosic modern pianists. He is a top finisher in several jazz competitions, he is a two-time laureate of the APA, and the winner of the Nottingham Jazz Competition. He currently teaches at Fullerton College & spreads peace through music in places like Lebanon, Tunisia, and Thailand with the non-profit organization, Jazz Education Abroad.

John Proulx

John Proulx is a singer, pianist, composer, and educator. In addition to touring with his own trio, John has performed with the likes of Anita O'Day, Natalie Cole, and Melissa Manchester. His four albums have garnered national and international acclaim. He serves as adjunct faculty at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Long Beach.

Michael De Los Santos

Michael is a marketing specialist focusing in paid media. He supports PWJ's mission by running digital marketing campaigns in different social media platforms. During weekends, he enjoys biking and strolling with his wife and daughter.

Matt Boyle

Matt is a DevOps engineer by day, and multi-instrumentalist by night playing with bands such as Monkeys of a Bygone Era. As a Berklee College of Music graduate and former MIT technical assistant, he brings technical expertise to make PWJ the cutting edge platform that it is today.

Kamran Sharjeel

Kamran is our Graphic Designer and Illustrator. He graduated in 2017 and is working independently as a freelancer, specializing in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. He's from Pakistan, and he enjoys digital painting and drawing while listening to classical music.

Josh Walsh

Josh Walsh is a recovering classical musician and jazz piano enthusiast. Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, he teaches piano, runs the open source blog www.jazz-library.com, and is the founder and CEO of The Refinery, an e-commerce consultancy.


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