Project Description

Playing jazz piano requires a specific set of skills that can only be acquired by studying with a master jazz instructor. At The Online Piano Institute, we are extremely proud to work with incredible jazz piano tutors who will surely turn your jazz piano course into a highly memorable experience. Jazz piano is one of our specialities and a music style that we cherish very much. It will certainly be an honour for us to teach you all the skills necessary to become a brilliant jazz pianist.

Your online piano lessons will take place online via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, GoToMeeting or another video conferencing app of your choice. (We prefer to use Zoom)

Jazz piano player

At The Online Piano Institute, we equally welcome adults of all abilities to join our jazz piano courses.
Whether you are new to piano playing or already highly skilled, we will always ensure that you greatly enjoy your jazz piano education and that you make great progress regularly. As your success is ours, we will happily teach you all the jazz secrets as used by the greatest jazz pianists of all times!

Swing like Count Basie, harmonise like Bill Evans and improvise like Keith Jarrett

Jazz music has largely changed and evolved throughout the years. Despite the differences noted in its evolution, the main principles remain whether you are interested in Swing Jazz, Be-Bop or Cool Jazz. At The Online Piano Institute, you will study both the secrets of outstanding jazz chord progressions and beautiful licks that will enable you to improvise astonishingly well!

Whether you have never played before, wish to discover this new style as a pianist or improve your current jazz piano skills, you can be assured to benefit from the most exciting online jazz piano lessons specifically designed for adults to learn!

  • Learn to swing like a boss!
  • Learn jazz piano online in real-time with an excellent jazz instructor (via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or GoToMeeting)
  • Improve your knowledge of the most used and incredible jazz progressions
  • Study the jazz licks necessary to play the most impressive improvisations
  • Learn how to harmonise your preferred jazz standards
  • Learn how to play and adjust for a jazz band format

The jazz piano lessons offered at The Online Piano Institute are without a doubt the most quintessential jazz piano courses that any jazz piano lover could attend online. We are certain that the extremely skills of our jazz piano instructors as well as their dedication to your piano education are the perfect recipe to ensure your success!

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Course details

The Online Piano Institute invites adults from all walks of life to study the piano and improve their skills online via remote piano lessons. Whether you are an absolute beginner without any prior musical knowledge, an intermediate player or an advanced amateur pianist, you are welcome to join and improve your skills with highly qualified and experienced instructors.

Hands on the piano

Our piano lessons for adults take place weekly on a set day and time via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or another provider of your choice. (We usually use Zoom. It is free, easy-to-use and we can record the lessons for you to re-study in the future.)

The lessons are provided for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and our online remote piano courses can be joined at any time during the year.

Please contact our manager Stefan at enrol@londonpianoinstitute.co.uk to select the most convenient day and time for you. We will match you with the appropriate teacher depending upon your timezone and the style of music that you want to learn!

As all our piano lessons for adults are highly personalised and tailored to the needs and wishes of each, you are welcome to decide whether you would like to sit the ABRSM or Trinity graded examinations.

We totally understand that you play the piano for your pleasure and enjoyment so this decision is totally optional.

We do not follow a set syllabus but rather adapt to each of our students as everyone is different and requires special attention.

Courses run on a rolling monthly basis. If you want to stop your course, we do require a month’s notice. You are most welcome to book an intro lesson prior to committing to a standard rolling monthly course with us.

You are also most welcome to book additional improvement or intensive lessons should you want to make faster progress or prepare for an examination or performance.

If you want to do longer weekly sessions such as 90 or 120 minutes per week, please do ask and we will do our best to arrange a course tailored to your requirements.

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Frequently asked questions

Even if you are a complete beginner with no prior musical experience, you are welcome to join The Online Piano Institute. Our piano classes are designed for adults who are completely new to music, so no prior experience is required. There is no need to be concerned because learning to read music notation and theory will be part of your piano course.

Yes, absolutely!

We have successfully taught many students online and have had the same level of success as in-person lessons. In fact, for some students, the online remote option is superior to traditional in-person lessons. You save time and money, and you can take your piano lessons at a time that is convenient for you in the comfort of your own home or office.

Furthermore, if you live in a remote geographic area, this is the ideal opportunity for you to study with some of the world’s best adult piano teachers. We will take care of your piano playing and ensure that you learn the proper techniques and habits from the start!

A digital piano/keyboard (preferably with 88 keys, but with a minimum of 61 keys) or an acoustic piano, as well as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, are required. It’s really simple, and you don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to get started.

Without a doubt! A smartphone performs admirably. Although a larger screen, such as a tablet or laptop, is preferable, we have discovered that smartphone remote piano lessons work extremely well!

At a minimum as a beginner, a 61 keys keyboard will be enough to get started. (Most music stays within that range – esp. for beginners.) However, if you have a choice we would recommend weighted keys and 88 of them. Please view our recommended digital piano guide.

Without a doubt! Learning to play the piano remotely is identical to learning in person. With today’s modern equipment, we can teach you everything you need to know about playing, including proper hand positioning, posture, how to read notation correctly, timing, and so much more! So, yes, you can definitely learn how to play the piano properly as a complete beginner online.

Yes, upon request we can record your lessons for you. (We will provide you with a link where you can then download each recording.)

With group piano lessons, you get the opportunity to learn how to play the piano with others in a group format. At this stage, we only offer online group piano lessons for beginners.

During the lessons we will initially work from Carol Barratt’s ‘The Classic Piano Course – Book 1’. (You can purchase book 1 from Carol Barratt online here).

Everyone will have an opportunity to play an exercise and at that time the other participants will follow along. (We are also working on getting rid of latency as can be seen with https://www.jamkazam.com. Once we have achieved this, everyone can then play at the same time and we can play piano duets to make learning a whole lot of fun!)

Scales and chords will also be worked on, and you will get to know both classical as well as the basics of popular music (I.e. how to play chords successfully on the piano).

Learning in a group format is highly recommended if you are just starting out!

Expect high-quality piano lessons specifically designed for adult learning.

You will also receive notes with each lesson and specific homework to work on.

Yes, we can undoubtedly assist you in preparing for your graded exam. We can assist you in preparing for ABRSM, Trinity, or any other provider of your choice.

Definitely not. We believe that there is no age limit to learn and enjoy playing the piano for your own pleasure.

Yes, we do offer taster lessons if you want to try prior to committing to a course.

To be honest, any standard internet connection is more than adequate these days. If there are any problems during a lesson, they will be resolved with extra time. (Depending on the schedule, this could be at the same or a different lesson.) To summarize, any standard internet connection will suffice!

Yes, we can most certainly do so. In fact lessons over the telephone work amazingly well!

Yes, you do not need to sign up for any premium services. We use Zoom, which is completely free. If you prefer, we can deliver the lessons via Skype, GoToMeeting, or another service of your choice.

No, because we will make up for lost time at a later date. In the event of a total connection failure, we can also continue any lesson over the phone, or simply reschedule the time that has been lost.

Yes, we most certainly do! We also offer lessons in French, Spanish, Italian, Afrikaans, Serbian and Romanian!

To reschedule an online lesson, we require 24 hours’ notice. When you enrol in a course, you will be assigned a time slot, and we require a calendar month’s notice to discontinue your course.

At The Online Piano Institute, we understand how difficult it can be for some busy professionals to attend their piano lessons on a regular basis. We will gladly accommodate you, but please notify us prior to signing up as any special requests are subject to availability.

Yes, absolutely. We teach guitar, voice, bass as well as the cello.

How to enrol

Lady registering for a course

It is very straightforward to enrol at The Online Piano Institute by either contacting our manager Stefan Joubert directly at enrol@londonpianoinstitute.co.uk or via our contact form. We will endeavour to get back to you within one or two working days.

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