June 2020 Update

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Instructor
Jonny May
Updates
1:00:00
06/30/2020 10:00 am (PST)

In June, we released 3 new Courses, 4 Quick Tips, 7 Smart Sheets, 13 Backing Tracks, the new Student Collaboration, the Live Q&A, the Q&A Submissions, and the Student Assessment.

Courses:
Play Piano Lead Sheets with Shells & Guide Tones
Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 1
Amazing Grace Piano Hymn – Slow Gospel Blues 2

Quick Tips:
Play Smooth Blues Piano Licks Using Grips
Improvise a Solo Over Any Jazz Standard on Piano
The Most Beautiful Piano Chord, the Heaven Chord
How to Improvise Contemporary Piano (Beginner)

Congratulations to our Student of the month, Shanti Kosasih! Read her spotlight right here.

We have some super exciting news!

  1. Live Student Recitals – This is your chance to perform in front of the other students! Stay tuned for further instructions.
  2. PWJ Scholarships – Applications available for students who are financially unable to join PWJ.
  3. New Resources Page – A quick way to reference theory/foundational topics. You can find this page under the More tab.
  4. New Pedal Course- We’ll be publishing a Pedal Course in July where Jonny demonstrates how to use the pedal on different styles of playing.
America the Beautiful Collaboration – July 2020

In the July 2020 America the Beautiful Collaboration, our talented PWJ students played the tune America the Beautiful together in a ragtime style!

Intermediate/Advanced Live Workshop (8/5/20)

In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about modulation! We’ll discuss when, why, and how to modulate a tune. We’ll learn 4 common modulations, including half-step, whole-step, minor 3rd, and 4th. Then Jonny will demonstrate 8 essential techniques for modulating.

Beginner/Intermediate Live Workshop (8/3/20)

In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about modulation! We'll discuss when, why, and how to modulate a tune. We'll learn 4 common modulations, including half-step, whole-step, minor 3rd, and 4th. Then Jonny will demonstrate 6 essential techniques for modulating.