Jazz Improv Lessons

972356_576202255769222_1236933781_nImprovising is a very personal form of expression. Learning to improvise can be challenging with so much information out there. My goal as a teacher is to guide you through the process and theory and help you to understand the jazz language so that you can eventually discover your own unique voice.



Want to learn some jazz theory? Here’s some of the theory topics I can help you with!


  • Jazz Rhythms and Groove
  • Intervals
  • Arpeggios
  • Chords
  • Scales – Traditional and Non-traditional or Exotic
  • Analysis of intervals, chords and melodies
  • Modes – Major and Minor
  • Chord/Scale relationships
  • Ear Training
  • Transcription
  • Functional Analysis of Tunes
  • Score Study
  • Transposition
  • Chord Substitutions
  • Reharmonization
  • Composition
  • Arranging
  • Free Improvisation
  • Mental Practice

Contact me to schedule a lesson!

Some of my favorite books on jazz improvisation include:

  • Greg Fishman’s Books
  • Jim Snidero’s Books
  • Ready, Aim, Improvise by Hal Crook
  • Inside Improvisation Series Vol. 4 Developing a Jazz Language by Jerry Bergonzi
  • The Jazz Theory Book by Mark Levine
  • Metaphors for the Musician by Randy Halberstadt

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