My friend and teaching colleague, Leila Viss blogs about topics related to teaching piano at 88 Piano Keys. Since taking online lessons with me, she has begun a new series from her perspective as an adult student. She plans to track her progress as she learn to add jazz chops to her already impressive skill set as a classically trained pianist. She hopes it will inspire others to realize that anyone can learn to improvise and that despite the poo-pooing of music purists, it really is acceptable (and fun even — gasp!) to dabble in improvisation and popular styles without compromising one’s training.
Read her first installment here:
Back on the Bench and Out of the Box