Recent Site Updates:
Nov 6th at 12:51pm - There is a new \"Prep Lesson\" feature which you will see on certain classes. In the class listing it will state if there is a prep lesson. A prep lesson is just that, a short lesson to get you ready for the class or event.
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There are (2) ways to gain access to the lessons, classes and coaching at Jazzedge Academy.

  1. to access lessons, classes or coaching. Or,
  2. Purchase Academy credits to "cherry pick" lessons or classes you want to study.
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To add a resource to your favorites, click on the folder icon to the right of the resource:

Once favorited, the folder will turn solid and have a '-' sign. Simply click it again to remove it as a favorite:

Your favorited resources can be viewed under the 'My Activity' menu

To save a lesson as a favorite, click the star in the upper-lefthand side until you see it turn solid:

This is what it looks like when the lesson has been favorited:

You can view your favorited lessons from the "My Activity" menu:

To view the lesson, click the lesson title. Or, click the 'View All' button to see all of your favorited lessons and classes.

Office Hours:

Office Hours are held each month by Willie and this is a chance for anyone (member or not) to join in and ask your music questions live. Office Hours are recorded, so if you miss one, you can catch the replay.


Webinars are live training opportunities for both members and non-members of the Academy. In these live webinars, Willie will go over different muscial concepts and solutions to issues you might be facing like: rhythm, improvisation, chords, piano practice, technique and more. Webinars are recorded, so if you miss one, you can catch the replay.

Live Classes:

Several live classes are held throughout the month. You can join in on these live classes with a Premier membership, or by using Academy Credits.

Classes are designed for all students, regardless of skill level. They are an excellent way to learn new matrial while also having a Jazzedge teacher available to answer your questions and give you feedback on your playing.

Class Replays:

Class replays are the recordings of past classes. You can view class replays with any membership level or by using Academy Credits.

Premier Membership

Premier members get full access to all areas of Jazzedge Academy, including our Premier Courses.

Premier Courses are a game-changer. These step-by-step courses feature both recorded lesson videos along with live teacher "check-in" sessions. They also feature an industry first: practice actions.

Practice Actions break down the lesson for you into shorter (about 1-3 min) videos that explain exactly what you need to practice for each lesson. Students submit their practice assignment each week for a pass/redo grade from the course teacher.

If you've been struggling with direction, we guarantee that the new Premier Courses will get you to where you want to be at the piano.

If you can not hear the video, be sure that the video is not muted.

This is what you should see when the video is not muted:

This is what the video looks like when muted:

Visit for help setting up iRealPro. We did not create this software so you need to reach out to the developer for further help.

With that said, here are some helpful tips:

You must have iRealPro installed on your device

If you are downloading the iRealPro file from your desktop, you will need to have the software installed on your computer. When you click the blue link in the iRealPro window that pops up when you click an iRealPro file, you will need to have the software installed in order to open it.

Many students get confused because they have iRealPro on their phone, but try to download the files on their desktop.

Instead, login to the site using your phone (or tablet...whereever iRealPro is installed) then click on the iRealPro link to open the file.

See the video below for detailed help:

When you first sign up for Jazzedge Academy, you are given an auto-generated password.

However, you can change your password at anytime by going here.

Watch the video below to see how this process works:

Why Students Should Always Check the Event Timezone

In today’s interconnected world, students often find themselves engaging in events, webinars, and online courses that span across different time zones. One significant aspect that can cause confusion and lead to missing out on important events is the concept of Daylight Savings Time (DST). This article aims to shed light on why it is crucial for students to always check the event timezone and ensure it is correctly aligned with their local time, especially when dealing with Eastern Time (ET) as a reference.

Understanding Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is a practice where the clocks are set forward by one hour during the warmer months to extend the evening daylight. This change typically occurs in the spring and is reversed in the fall. However, not all regions observe DST, leading to potential confusion when planning to attend events in different time zones.

The Impact on Time Zone Conversion

When events are scheduled in Eastern Time, which observes DST, and students are in a different time zone or in a region that does not observe DST, the time difference can vary throughout the year. This variance can lead to miscalculations when converting the event time to the local time, resulting in students missing their events.

Checking Time Zones Against Eastern Time: Recommended Solutions

  1. Use World Clock Websites: Websites like or allow users to compare time zones and consider DST changes. These platforms offer an intuitive way to see the current time in different zones and help calculate the correct time for future events.
  2. Add to Calendar: When registering for an event, opt to add the event to your digital calendar. Make sure to include the time zone when saving the event. Most digital calendars (such as Google Calendar or Microsoft Outlook) automatically adjust for DST and display the event in your local time.
  3. Set Reminders: As an extra precaution, set multiple reminders leading up to the event, including a day before and a few hours before the event starts. This practice can help mitigate the risk of missing out due to a time zone miscalculation.


Checking and verifying time zones against Eastern Time, especially during the DST period, is essential for students to ensure they do not miss out on valuable opportunities. By utilizing online tools, digital calendars, and setting reminders, students can navigate through the complexities of time zone differences and DST adjustments with ease. Making it a habit to double-check time zones for every event can save a lot of stress and ensure a smooth and productive educational experience.

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