Modern Jazz Pianist Basic

The Secrets to Jazz Piano Playing

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Modern Jazz Pianist is a complete and comprehensive course covering all aspects of piano playing in the Jazz tradition. Video lesson modules , charts, references, notes, diagrams and cheat sheets enable the student to progress quickly to proficiency.

This course is designed to empower and challenge the serious piano student who aspires to find his or her own individual voice , concept, purpose and sound. It is also a great resource for all instrumentalists, vocalists and teachers covering the different concepts of modern Jazz piano and music. The lessons, tools, resources and methods found in Modern Jazz Pianist will equip students with a full understanding of the Jazz Piano tradition, lineage, language and how to play it!
Taught personally by Alan Jay Palmer
Pianist/Composer/Educator and Founder of the United Institute of Music Science


Systems for Improvisation (complete course)

Jazz Piano Fundamentals (Fast track lessons in the basics)

Jazz Piano Workshops Limited (Group workshops, coaching calls and practice sessions)

Jazzinar Live (Stories, concerts, interviews, workshops)

Three Nobles Live (Concert from Sista's Place w/ rehearsals and music)

One Gold Ticket to Nustock International Music and Arts Festival

Jazz Piano Secrets


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Your Instructor

Alan Jay Palmer
Alan Jay Palmer

Pianist, Composer and Music educator Alan Jay Palmer is the creator and founder of the United Institute of Music Science, former Professor of American and World Music History at The University of Hartford, Queens College, and Montgomery College and was also the principal pianist with the legendary Dr. Jackie McLean for fifteen years. Alan has been teaching and developing programs in American Music to students and teachers worldwide for over 30 years and has trained many famous and accomplished musicians on the scene today as well as designing successful music curriculums. Alan has created and directed music programs for America's most notable schools and non-profit organizations including The Artists Collective ,Big Thought, The Jazz Foundation, Levine School of Music, and South Dallas Cultural Center to name a few. An accomplished Composer, Alan has written over 200 songs recorded by various artists and has been recognized as one of today's innovative writers. An active performer and bandleader , Alan leads several groups and has also worked as pianist/ musical director in the bands of Roy Hargrove and Common and several other top Artists.

"Alan Jay Palmer is a serious musician with many talents. His compositions are very original and beautiful.Alan is a dedicated teacher with a Great Knowledge of the History of American music. I am very pleased with his contributions to my Band."

-Jackie McLean

“Alan Jay Palmer, AKA BAP, teaches the truth. It is a privilege to study with him and be a part of the United Institute of Music Science community.”- Leigh Meador

“I’ve been very fortunate to have been under the tutelage of Professor Palmer at the Hartt School of Music and at the Artist Collective as a college student. It was inspirational being around a world class musician that was working with the top names in jazz. Just being able to see him play with Jackie McLean, Roy Hargrove and others greats gave him the utmost respect in the classroom. Alan has always had a swagger about him that made his rehearsals and his teaching full of energy and fun. He has a passion for passing on the language of jazz to the next generation and I know his teaching will help the future of this music..”-Julius Tolentino

Courses Included with Purchase

Systems for Improvisation
Music Systems for the Improvising Musician
Alan Jay Palmer
The Three Nobles LIVE at Sista's Place 2/29/2020
Alan Jay Palmer -Taru Alexander -Tyler Mitchell
United Institute of Music Science
Jazz Piano Theory Fundamentals
Fast Track to Understanding the Basics
Alan Jay Palmer
Jazz Piano Secrets
Alan Jay Palmer
Jazz Piano Workshops Limited
Alan Jay Palmer
International Festival of Music and Arts
United Institute of Music Science
Real Live Concerts, Interviews, Stories, Workshops, and Interaction with The World's Greatest Jazz Masters and Teaching Artists
United Jazz Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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