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“Sharny’s depth of experience is clearly evident … she has thought of everything to help the jazz singer… I’m recommending it to my students!”

Michelle Nicolle • Jazz Singer, Lecturer

“…a clear, practical approach…. Sharny gets you playing right away! And that is a beautiful thing!”

Louise Denson – Pianist, Composer, Senior Lecturer in Jazz, Queensland Conservatorium

“… I’m excited to get stuck into this course and I know that I’m in good hands with Sharny at the helm.”

Emma Pask – Jazz Singer

“This book is a fantastic resource for singers and instrumentalists wanting to study piano as a second instrument.”

Dan Quigley – Jazz Trumpeter, Head of School – Jazz Music Institute

“… essential fundamentals for learning to play jazz piano. Anyone who plays music will benefit from this course.”

Paula Girvan – Jazz Pianist, Head of Courses – Jazz Music Institute

“… Sharny’s method has taught me quite quickly how to sound musical without having to use too many complex chordal extensions. The accompanying audio is also brilliant and fun!”

Mel Lathouras – Singer, Educator, Founder of “The Fearless Singer”

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PIANO METHOD FOR JAZZ SINGERS

Easy, Stylish Self-Accompaniment

TOTAL PACKAGE $119
Includes 3 CD’s + USB + 84 Page Course Book

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ONLY $129 – BUY NOW!

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If you were to have 16 lessons with Sharny and also buy 230 minutes of audio to practice with, you would easily spend $1470!

Achieve one of your lifetime goals. Discover the secret pleasure of playing some lovely jazz progressions on the piano with ease.

Develop an auto-pilot response in both hands that you never thought possible.

Easy to follow, non-intimidating, gently progressing, and you can take exactly at your own pace. The course takes you step-by-step through pleasant sounding exercises and well-known jazz songs.

With 230 minutes of PLAY-ALONG AUDIO TRACKS (77)…and choices of MALE and FEMALE keys, and SLOWER and FASTER tempos. With Sharny’s voice often guiding you along.

Devised by one of Australia’s leading jazz pianist/vocalists, who also happens to be the creator of the ever-popular 12 Warm-ups and Exercises for Jazz Singers and Six Exercises for Jazz Singers, which have been selling worldwide since 2010.

Whether you are a jazz singer or a non-piano instrumentalist who wishes to be able to play through a jazz chart at the piano, or someone who’s learned piano but would like to know how to play in a jazz style, this course is designed for you.

It is better if you know some basic theory, and the location of the notes on the keyboard, but even if you’re almost a beginner, Sharny guides you every step of the way, and if you do the enjoyable work laid out in the course, you will reach your goal – to play an accompaniment that sounds musical and jazz-like!

As a bonus, this course will improve your musical ear, your score reading, and your understanding of harmony. You will be able to write an arrange charts for the band!

Approach/Method

“My goal is to provide a method of playing basic jazz-style accompaniment for piano, starting from a very simple foundation and then building on that as the course progresses; rather than teaching a series of triads and 4-note chords and moving in a linear process, my method builds upwards, and maintains a musical sounding effect from the beginning.” – Sharny Russell.

TOTAL PACKAGE $119
Includes 3 CD’s + USB + 84 Page Course Book

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL – 15% OFF
Use this code: PIANO15

ONLY $129 – BUY NOW!

THIS IS A BIG-VALUE PACKAGE!

If you were to have 16 lessons with Sharny and also buy 230 minutes of audio to practice with, you would easily spend $1470!