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Jazz Band Piano Basics Boot Camp

  • K&S Conservatory of Music 1976 Wooddale Drive Woodbury MN 55125 (map)

Thursday October 18th
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
(PLUS a 30-minute private coaching session)
Class taught by Jim Lansing

$90 per person payable at registration

This class is intended for middle school pianists playing in their school jazz band.  It is also appropriate for high school players wanting to review the basics or get their first specialized training on playing in a jazz band.  

The 2 1/2 group class will cover:

  • basic chord review (major, minor, diminished) and finding their shapes quickly on the keyboard

  • adding 7ths to chords

  • basic voicing of 7th chords between the hands, 

  • basics of comping 

  • Much of our time will be hands-on, at the keyboard working through short examples from jazz band charts. 


Each participant will be receive a 30-minute, private coaching session with Jim to work on charts they are playing, delving further into concepts, answer questions, etc. 
Session sign up will be first-come, first-served.  
Open time are 
THU 10/25 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, or 7:30 pm
or THU 11/1 4:00, 4:40, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, or 7:30 pm. 

Earlier Event: October 18
Arts Immersion Class
Later Event: October 18
Noise Makers Cookbook