The jazz workshop sessions that we run as part of our upper intermediate courses, got such good reviews that we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be adding two weekend courses that focus exclusively on jazz and improvisation.
Dr Mark Polishook, who hails from NYC, is running both of our jazz courses and knows the international jazz scene like no-one else. Growing up in New York in the 1970s, Mark’s interest in jazz led him to meet many of the jazz legends at a time when Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis were at the height of their fame. His inspiration as a teacher comes from the idea of of passing on the wisdom of the great players of the past to today’s aspiring jazz pianists, and doing so in a way that is engaging, accessible and inspiring.
A lot of us grew up with system of ABRSM piano exams with a focus on classical and romantic composers, and for many the world of jazz and improvisation is as mysterious as it is intriguing. Mark uses a combination of workshops and seminars to help pass on the wisdom of the jazz masters of the past to the jazz enthusiasts of the future.
As with all of our weekend courses, there is plenty of time for private practice on one of our beautiful acoustic grand pianos. At 7pm we have our pre-dinner talk or recital in cellars, which is a chance to relax and be inspired, before returning to the Coach House for dinner.
Mark’s classes cater for anyone with a keen interest in jazz and improvisation and is suitable for all ability levels.
For booking enquiries, please contact Emma on 01580 428080 or fill in the form below.