The Great American Songbook series

Learn to play piano stylings from the Great American Songbook

Hi, I’m Ron Drotos. If you’re like me, you love the great songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and the other composers who wrote for what is now called The Great American Songbook! In fact, one of the highlights of my career was helping create the Tony-award nominated Broadway show “Swinging On A Star” which included many of these wonderful songs.

  • My Great American Songbook video lessons are well-sequenced to show you how to gain a complete melodic and harmonic understanding of a song.
  • You’ll learn how to play standard songs in any style you prefer, such as swing, ballad, and rhumba styles. Combined with my jazz lessons, 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.

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“I am especially impressed by the way Ron cares about his students, and takes an interest in their progress.” Bill S.

Topics include:
Melodic embellishment and interpretation
Jazz Harmony
Chord voicings for Ballad-style playing
Stride left hand
Classical-influenced accompaniments
Playing chords and melody in RH
Playing from leadsheets
Beginning/Intermediate improvisation
Playing “fills” between phrases
Walking bass
Jazz and Blues interpretations
Solo piano and accompaniment styles

In addition to my Great American Songbook series, you’ll have full access to my complete video course, so you can learn any style you want for variety.

Let’s get started! All major credit cards are accepted and all payments are processed through PayPal. 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.