About Me

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I'm LadyD: Passionate piano teacher, blogger, book reviewer and advocate of celebrating life, knowing Christ.

I have been a piano teacher for over 20 years. I enjoy teaching all ages and at all levels. I also like to read books, blog about books, then post book reviews. I am passionate about music education and children's literature. I love jazz and I love to boogie with the blues!  It's true, I have 4 wonderful grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter who love a good story!

 If you decide to stay here for awhile and subscribe to my blog, you can expect:

* To stay in the know about upcoming songs, chord charts and other music information.
* Free piano tips and tutorials for the beginner and more experienced players.
* A look into my own teaching ideas.

Love Jazz, Listen To Jazz, Play Jazz!

Jazz is an art form that has grown from its blues origins to draw influences from just about every genre of music there is. For the beginner student, you will learn early swing and how to improvise.

Learn the actual practice techniques to help you play smooth jazz piano, or ANY other contemporary style, for that matter.

With Jazz Piano, you’ll learn:

Jazz Rhythm
Blues Scales
Pentatonic Scales
Bebop Scales
Whole Tone Scale
Diminished Scale/Chord
Which jazz scales to use over the chords.
2 note voicings
3 & 4 note voicings
Chord Inversions
Learn the 3, 6, 2, 5, 1 progression
Learn chromatic and diatonic harmony
Tritone Substitutions
Circle of Fifths
How to comp (accompanying in jazz terms)
Smooth jazz lead sheets to develop improvisation

Are you interested in becoming a Jazz Cat?
Jazz isn’t simple, but it can be easy for you to learn!

 Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy taking your piano playing to the next level!

All the best,
-- LadyD
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