Ep 19: David Gross – From Classical to Jazz Piano

by | Apr 16, 2023 | Podcast | 0 comments

In this next series of short interviews, I’ll talk with adult students. Then, I will follow up with the Director of Jazz Studies at Furman University.

David is a friend and colleague.  He is a brilliant classical pianist who serves as Professor of Piano at Furman University. David has a life-long interest in Jazz, which I discovered when I asked him to give me classical piano lessons several years ago. We began trading lessons, which has benefited me enormously! David has some great insights into the process of teaching and learning.

If you want to learn how to play Jazz, but don’t know where to start, the KEYS TO JAZZ BOOTCAMP is for you!

This six week online course will introduce you to the important concepts you need to start making your own music.

We’ll cover topics like; how to play different grooves; swing, latin, funk, etc. Getting a good feel with rhythmic phrasing

and syncopation. Understanding harmony; chords and scales and how to use them to improvise and compose your own tunes.

Making your own melodies. And most importantly, how to learn by listening.

The course will feature weekly online meetings, and personalized instruction for each student.

Course begins June 3.

If you have questions, you can reach out to me at: keith@keithdavismusic.com

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