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New Online Workshops 2021

December 15 2020
New Online Workshops 2021

I’m really excited about the online workshops we just released at Music Arts Collective in celebration of my album Earth Voices. The topics include Beginner Jazz Piano, How to Get Started With Jazz Composition, and How to Listen to Jazz. Read more below, or head over to www.MusicArtsCollective.com if you’d like to browse our other courses/videos.


How to Listen to Jazz: A Guided Listening Adventure

Sunday, Feb 21, 2021
11am PDT / 2pm EDT
Zoom Workshop (will be recorded)
Tickets $20

Join JUNO nominated, and award winning jazz composers and educators Amanda Tosoff and Jodi Proznick as they enthusiastically help you to expand your listening experience of jazz. They will be using beloved songs from classic jazz albums to offer you a fun and engaging guided listening experience. This workshop is perfect for people new to jazz and for more experienced listeners who are interested in getting the “play by play” from two seasoned rhythm section players.


Beginning Jazz Piano
Sunday, Mar 7, 2021
11am EST / 2pm EST
Zoom Workshop (will be recorded)
Tickets $20

Join JUNO nominated, and award winning jazz pianist, composers, and educator Amanda Tosoff as she walks you though the building blocks of beginner jazz piano.  By the end of this workshop you’ll be armed with the common jazz chords, melodic embellishment techniques, and rhythms, to be able to play through a jazz standard to be chosen as a group!


Creativity Station: Getting Started with Jazz Composition
Sunday, April 11, 202111am PDT / 2pm EDT
Zoom Workshop (will be recorded)Tickets $20

Amanda Tosoff and Jodi Proznick will be co-leading this workshop to explore how to get started with jazz composition! The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the basic concepts of jazz composition and how to go about different creativity provocations open up creative compositional play. Through a variety ofgames and exercises, Amanda and Jodiwill cover important concepts for developing composition skills such as using basic blues and AABA forms, contrafacts and ostinatos.

We also have some great videos on the rhythm section and improvisation. Check it out if you’re interested!

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