BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO LESSONS
“Blues and Boogie Woogie Piano in 8 Licks”
During the past 22 years of teaching, I made an amazing discovery - aside from the various left hand patterns, the Blues and Boogie Woogie piano style can be boiled down to eight main “licks”, of which almost everything else is a derivation, variation or combination. This realization led me to begin developing the systematically progressive teaching method that I use with so much success today. Students are led through a series of steps, each one building on what came before, until they are playing Blues and Boogie Woogie.
I teach beginners as well as professionals, and no sheet music is used. Instead, I pass on the music by the same “oral tradition” from which I was taught by several of the masters. The information is explained and broken down in a way that is understandable to the individual student. In addition to teaching private lessons, I have 20 years of experience teaching piano classes at the world renowned Augusta Blues Week in Elkins, WV, and at the similarly world famous Centrum Blues Week in Port Townsend, WA.
The “Blues and Boogie Woogie Piano in 8 Licks” method includes:
- Common left hand patterns in both Blues and Boogie Woogie styles
- The eight common right hand licks/riffs and their variations
- Achieving left hand independence so that the right hand is free to improvise
- Ear Training and playing by ear
- Playing solo and with a band
- Music Theory - as it applies to these topics
RATES and AVAILABILITY
I give lessons from my studio in NYC, and on Skype. I can also travel to the student's home, if the distance is not too far.
$75 - Lesson at Arthur’s studio
$120 - Lesson at student’s home
$65 - Skype
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a lesson!
My entire method for teaching, as described above, is now available in my first instructional book, "How To Play Boogie Woogie Piano". The book includes over 150 musical transcriptions and over 130 audio tracks that I personally recorded for the book. To order online please click here.