Jazz Piano University

Everything you need to become a fluent jazz and improvising pianist!

Complete jazz piano instruction and personal guidance: A perfect combination!

Hi! I’m Ron Drotos, and I’ve developed Jazz Piano University and KeyboardImprov to save you countless hours of searching the internet only to find out that much of the jazz piano instruction is either too complicated, overly theoretical, or just plain wrong. (Hint: You don’t have to memorize all 7 modes before you can improvise on “Autumn Leaves!”) I’ll show you how to get started with an easier method that will also help you go further in the long run!

You’ll get the best of step-by-step video instruction with personal guidance to teach you essential jazz techniques and help you develop hand independence and rhythmic flexibility at the same time.

“Ron – It’s been a couple of weeks since I started your piano keyboard improv lessons. I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying it. I am learning quickly–leaps and bounds. Your lessons and teaching style are, in a word, fabulous. In two words, world class.” Daniel K.

“I am especially impressed by the way Ron cares about me as a student, and takes a real interest in my progress.” Bill S.

  • My jazz piano lessons are carefully-sequenced to help you assimilate each new skill as you go along. As you learn chord voicings, for example, you’ll also be developing remarkable hand independence.
  • Unlike theoretical books or random videos, you’ll get actual playing experience as you develop fluency at every step of the way. You’ll become able to sit down at any piano and improvise music effortlessly!
  • All the video lessons are easy to follow and have sheet music included. My students make remarkable progress because I’m always available to answer questions and give personal guidance.

You’ll learn:
Scales and Modes
Jazz Ballads
Bebop soloing
Chord voicings
Melodic embellishment
Walking bass
Jazz and Traditional Blues
Rhythm Changes
Smooth Jazz
Keith Jarrett’s improvising techniques

What you’ll get as a member:

In addition to my extensive Jazz Piano University lessons, you’ll have full access to my complete video course of over 300 lessons, so you can learn any style you want including rock, funk, pop, and blues.

Downloadable sheet music included with every lesson

Weekly “members-only” newsletter, with insightful discussions of famous pianists, musical topics, and listening suggestions.

Personal guidance any time you want it. (You can email me with questions, or send an audio or video and I’ll give you feedback and practice suggestions.)

Weekly free “10-minute Skype sessions,” so you can check in with me in person to ask a question or two, play what you’ve been practicing, or ask me to demonstrate something you’d like to learn. These are a great motivation to practice!

Let’s get started! All major credit cards are accepted and payments are processed either through PayPal or directly by credit card. Your credit card will not be charged until after the Free 5-Day Trial period.

PS – You’ll immediately receive your account info via email, and then my personal “welcome” email shortly afterward.