Michael Smolens is a renowned musician and piano teacher in Berkeley and San Francisco Bay Area. He teaches piano, music, voice and jazz piano lessons in his Berkeley music school to students of all ages. Smolens is also available to entertain at your corporate event, private party, banquet or wedding
The ultimate Bay Area Jazz experience!
More than just a theory class or supervised jam session,
THE SUMMER JAZZ CLASS INTENSIVE is
a fully customizable class for your entire band.
1) choose 6, 8, or 10 sessions
2) choose to meet 1 or 2 times per week
3) choose the time of day that works for you!
SUMMER JAZZ CLASS INTENSIVE
less than $10/hr per member
(discounts given to larger bands)
By working intimately with a veteran teacher and bandleader, you'll dive in to extended harmony, start discovering rippin' solo approaches, and inject new engergy into your groove. You'll learn to create arrangements that set you apart and get each tune to sit right in-the-pocket while being dynamic.
But that's not all. Finish your summer with a new recording in-hand!
You'll record after your final session using top gear:
* Yamaha 7.5' grand piano
* 4 tom/5 play drumset
* Neumann, Mojave Audio, & custom ribbon mics
* Millennia, Metric Halo, and Apogee outboard
New American Songbook Project
reconstructed jazz & pop standards
It Might As Well Be Spring
8-piece mini-big band
Six to Five