Jonathan May is a pianist from Southern California who specializes in many styles of piano. At age eighteen, Jonny became the youngest pianist to perform at Disneyland. Each week he entertained thousands of guests with his arrangements of American classics and Disney songs.

Jonny has also performed with the Youtube group Postmodern Jukebox, and has played piano for Comedy Central and Universal Studios. He has accompanied Grammy Award Winner Lari White, and Tony Award Winner Lin Manuel Miranda. In his spare time, Jonny loves to go snowboarding and work out at the gym. He is happily married to his lovely wife and biggest fan, Crystal May.

About Jonny May

Years of piano experience

26


Favorite piano styles
  • Jazz Swing
  • Contemporary & Pop
  • Ragtime & Stride
  • ... Everything

Fun Fact

At age eighteen, Jonny became the youngest pianist to perform at Disneyland.

Jonny May's Latest Courses

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano over major chords with the Mixolydian scale. We'll cover 4 advanced soloing techniques, 5 left hand accompaniments, 7 common chords, and we'll learn how to solo over multiple chords.

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano with the Mixolydian scale. We'll cover the notes of the scale, essential soloing techniques, left hand accompaniments, common chord progressions and rhythms, and we'll learn how to solo over multiple chords.

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano over major chords with the Lydian scale. We'll cover 4 advanced soloing techniques, 5 left hand accompaniments, 11 common chords, and we'll learn how to solo over multiple chords.

In this workshop, you will learn how to improvise piano over major chords with the Lydian scale. We'll cover essential soloing techniques, left hand accompaniments, common chord progressions and rhythms, and we'll learn how to solo over multiple chords.

Jonny May's Quick Tips

Learn to play beginner cocktail jazz piano improvisation in 3 simple steps. You'll learn to play jazzy rootless voicings and 3 essential solo techniques.

How do you keep from playing amateur sounding piano accompaniment patterns? Use these 3 simple steps to upgrade your accompaniment texture today.

Learn to play electrifying rock piano solos in 4 steps with these improv techniques for all levels including double stops, slides, turns and more.

These simple techniques will help the amateur pianist improvise contemporary piano lines that sound refined and professional.

Jonny May's Latest Shows
Monthly Update (February 2021)

In February, we released 3 new Courses, 4 Quick Tips, 7 Smart Sheets, and 22 Backing Tracks!

Improvisation Workshop (Intermediate/Advanced)

In this Live Workshop, Jonny will be teaching a live lesson while you ask him questions.

Improvisation Workshop (Beginner/Intermediate)

In this Live Workshop, Jonny will be teaching a live lesson while you ask him questions.

Intermediate/Advanced Live Q+A (March 2021)

In the Intermediate/Advanced March 2021 Live Q&A, Jonny will answer all of your music questions.

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