Jake Smolowe Piano Studio


Jake teaches jazz and other popular piano styles to all ages (6+) & experience levels. He emphasizes practical learning without adhering to a strict curriculum--learn what you want when you want it, & what you need when you need it.

Rates are flexible; lessons are available in blocks of 30, 45 and 60 minutes (and up, schedule permitting).



  • read, write & internalize notes, rhythms, key signatures & musical terminology
  • learn scales, intervals, chords & arpeggios
  • play in time, practice efficiently & effectively
  • train by ear
  • be confident at the piano alone or in a group
  • listen to and analyze songs
  • Jazz theory & harmony

  • harmonize melodies, re-harmonize chord progressions
  • learn voice leading
  • move quickly & gracefully from chord to chord
  • navigate melodies, then improvise your own
  • maximal performance, minimal effort

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