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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Your most recently viewed lesson will show up here. Check out our lessons page to find the perfect first lesson to watch!
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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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Assignments are optional. However, in order to receive a certificate of completion, you must submit and pass all assignments before the end of the course.

You can submit your assignment at any time as long as the course is running. Check the main course page to see when the course ends.

You can submit assignments in any order. This means you can submit them out of order if you wish.

What if the assignment is too difficult for me?

You can alter the assignment to make it easier for yourself. For example, try playing an easier left-hand part, or maybe just submit the melody alone. Point is, it is best to submit something rather than nothing.

These are YOUR lessons so you get to decide how and when you participate. However, in order to get a completion certificate at the end of the course, you will need to submit the assignments.

Ultimately, it is up to yoiu to decide if you want to do the homework or join in on the live sessions.

To take this course you must either have a Premier-level membership or purchase the course.

No. Anyone can purchase this course. However, Premier members get access to all Premier Courses.

At the top of every page in the site is a 'Help' link where you can find tutorial videos on how to use the site or contact us for further help.

In addition, every month Willie hosts 'Office Hours' which is a great opportunity to ask him questions directly about practice, music, the Academy and more.

Plus, our Student Community is another place where you can ask questions and get answers from fellow students.

Yes! Our special Jazzedge Academy video player lets you loop any section of the lesson and slow it down. You'll never miss a note with our virtual keyboard and all of the options you have with the video player!

No. The video-based lessons can be viewed on any internet-enabled device. Live sessions are held using the free Zoom software which also runs on any internet-enabled device. You do not need any special keyboard or piano to use Jazzedge Academy. Click here to learn how to use Zoom.
Not at all. Jazzedge Academy has hundreds  (yes...hundreds) of lessons ranging from funk to rock, blues to latin, theory to ear training and even beginner classical piano lessons.

Over a dozen musical styles are covered in my lessons. Yet, you will notice that Jazzedge Academy skews toward the jazz style.

So, why Jazzedge? Well, when I started my online businesses in 2000...yes that long ago, I wanted to created a name that joined together my love for jazz and education. That became JazzED which eventually morphed into JazzEdge. We actually spelled it as JazzEDge for a while.

So Jazzedge Academy is not only for the 'elite' player. Nor is it only for jazz players. Jazzedge Academy takes the best of jazz, its creativity and improvisational spirit, to create an online learning experience like no other.

As one of my students likes to say "Your lessons don't just teach me a song, they teach me HOW to learn."

Yes! With Jazzedge Learning Paths™ you'll get a detailed list of lessons to practice and what to focus on in each lesson.

Premier members enjoy live Teacher "Check-ins"  with a Jazzedge teacher where they can ask questions and get feedback.

However, If you are an absolute beginner, meaning you don't know the notes of the keyboard, have never played a song or have no idea what a quarter-note means, you should look at our HomeSchoolPiano program which is perfect for absolute beginners.

If you've been playing for a few months you have all the skill you need to be successful here at Jazzedge Academy. My students range from beginners to pros. You'll find all the lessons you need here to "level up" your piano playing.

Our goal is for you to learn piano, not to be stuck in a program that doesn't work for you.

While Jazzedge Academy is an incredible resource for anyone who wants to learn the piano, we understand it might not be right for every student.

If you are unhappy with the lessons or site, you can request a full refund anytime within the first 30 days of membership.

There is a Resource Download Limit to prevent a student from signing up, downloading all of the resources, then requesting a refund. Please read the Resource Download Limit terms for more details.

There are no commitments or contracts. You can cancel your membership at anytime by visiting the Billing & Payments page from within your account.

Yes! Jazzedge Academy contains all of the lessons from our various sites in one convenient location. The only lessons that are not part of Jazzedge Academy are the HomeSchoolPiano lessons which are designed for absolute beginners to the piano.

Lessons include:

No. As a member of Jazzedge Academy you have unlimited viewing from any device. However, our system will check if your account is being shared by more than one user and it will lock down the account. This means if you share your password with someone else, your account will likely get flagged by the system and lock you out of your account.

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