Piano Lessons | Alexander Technique Lessons
- Qualifications: B.Mus AdDip.AlexTechTeach
- Pricing: from $68
- Styles: Jazz Piano and Alexander Technique to instrumentalists of all genre
- Suitability: Intermediate to advanced piano, Alexander Technique for all instruments, ages and abilities
Jeremy Woolhouse – Jazz Piano Lessons and Alexander Technique lessons for all instrumentalists
Jeremy is a VCA graduate who has received critical acclaim for his composition, recordings and performance in Woolhouse-Michailidis-Robertson, Birchall and Woolhouse and Silverbeat projects. His signature melodic lyricism and elegant use of harmony shine in a style which fuses jazz, classical and South American music.
Exploring the reflective and meditative qualities of musical narrative, his compositions are moving and evocative. Jeremy’s simple, understated sound is inspired by the aesthetics of ECM jazz recordings.
Using Alexander Technique as a jazz pianist since 1998 has earned Jeremy a deep appreciation of the application of Alexander Technique to professional performance.
He and has accumulated experience teaching Alexander Technique to performing artists for professional development, injury rehabilitation, RSI and pain management. Jeremy works with a diverse range of students, applying Alexander Technique to a host of conditions and professional applications.
In offering structured and engaging lessons, Jeremy is interested in his students achieving independence, prolonged wellbeing and inspired performance whilst enjoying the learning process.
1. Jazz Piano Lessons
Suitable for pianists with current ability equivalent to AMEB grade 5, age 14 years or over. Previous jazz experience not required.
Jazz theory, composition, improvisation, chord voicings etc. are taught mostly through the medium of the jazz standard. Styles include contemporary, swing, latin, bossanova, and blues.
Transition from classical to jazz playing.
For pianists with a classical background, learning jazz is a fun and rewarding way to broaden repertoire or expand on skills.
Transition lessons introduce and develop improvisation, phrasing, chord voicing and other skills which differ to traditional classical training.
Specialise in jazz piano.
The studio also welcomes jazz pianists from intermediate to advanced levels, playing for school, university, professionally or just for fun.
2. Alexander Technique for musicians
Students of any musical background, instrument or genre can benefit from Alexander Technique.
Alexander Technique teaches ease and efficiency. You learns skills to address back pain, neck pain, or other things which interfere with comfort and performance. Alexander Technique actively helps you while you are sitting, walking, playing, working or doing anything that involves posture or movement!
This is especially relevant to musicians who are experiencing:
- pain in hands, wrist, shoulder, neck or back,
- RSI, carpal tunnel, overuse injury
- performance anxiety
and for players who wish to improve on:
- technique, expression, musicality
- comfort, ease or endurance at the instrument
Drawing on experience as a professional pianist and teacher, Jeremy teaches Alexander Technique in a way which integrates musical intention and instrumental technique. This effectively coordinates the complete performance.
For pianists, more specific attention may be directed towards piano technique. The principles of Taubman Technique are referred to as complementary to integrated training.