6 months
43 USD/module
43 USD/module
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From learning the basics of jazz improvisation to the mastering more advanced techniques, this Learn to Play Jazz Piano course at FutureLearn will enhance your jazz piano playing skills for playing in a group with other musicians and improvising in C, F, and B flat.

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As you move through this ExpertTrack, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to: - improvise using scalic, choral, motivic routes and special devices play in voiced position - include other influences connected with jazz, such as jazz funk, third stream, and indo-fusion.

The first Learn to Play Jazz Piano course at FutureLearn in this series will give you an introduction to jazz improvisation on the piano, and equip you to play jazz piano in a group using a playalong.

You’ll first focus on the blues, before moving on to playing a jazz standard and building a foundation in the art of improvisation.

Key skills you will learn

  • Improvising on Jazz Standards
  • Rhythm changes
  • Minor blues sequences
  • Modulation and rhythmic phrases
  • playing solo jazz piano
  • Scale and Chord theory
  • Afro-Cuban Styles
  • Jazz Funk
  • Special devices and comping
  • Modal scales

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Learn Jazz Piano: Begin with the Blues
  • Learn jazz piano: Improvising on Jazz Standards
  • Learn Jazz Piano: Advanced and Solo Playing
  • Learn Jazz Piano: Final Topics and Two Concerts

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is for any interested pianist, but may be of particular interest to university or college piano students studying music. You need to be comfortable playing piano in general but do not need any experience of Jazz.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 6 months.
  • National

    43 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 6 months.

Tuition per month.

Price range in different currencies: £36 / $39 / €36


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Learn to Play Jazz Piano


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