"This course exceeded all my expectations! Now I only need to see a piano and can play beautiful music. Jeremy is an amazing teacher who not only has a great theoretical understanding of music, but he has a gift to teach and is an outstanding piano player himself. I never imagined that I could create my own music. I will be forever grateful that I learned this from Jeremy."
"Having played piano for so many years, I never saw myself as a creative person. Jeremy has helped me find my musical voice, to start identifying as "creative." Not only is Jeremy a brilliant musician, but he has incredible gifts as a teacher to inspire others to find their voice. I'm so grateful to be a part of the We ArtPlay community."
"Jeremy helped me appreciate music in a way I've never been able to before, which makes it so much more fun and enriching. He helped me make more sense of the classical pieces I've been playing, and to compose an original piece that I'm very proud of. The private lessons were an essential component to help me process, understand the relevance, and then to practically apply the information from the group class."
"Jeremy has created the perfect course for anybody who wants to learn, advance or go pro. His style of teaching makes you feel so accomplished and supported in a soothing and nurturing atmosphere. I never imagined being able to play without reading music! The one-to-one lessons really helped back up the classes."
"I gained confidence in learning to play the piano. Without ever having had any type of musical training in my life, I have learned in 6 weeks to arrange and play (with singing) a song I liked, as well as compose an original piece."
"Before joining this course I had no ability to play the piano. I was very nervous because I wasn’t confident in myself, but as the weeks went by, I started really enjoying myself. I really enjoyed the fact that I was able to arrange a song I like, and I had a lot of fun performing it. This course gave me a lot of confidence to be able to play the piano well."
My life’s mission is to make arts education accessible and empowering for all. As a professional jazz pianist, I have performed across the U.S. and internationally with dozens of bands spanning a wide variety of genres and cultures, including classical, rock, musicals, pop, hip-hop, folk, blues, salsa, reggae, Balkan, electronic, R&B, Indonesian gamelan, West African, and Afro-Cuban.
Though I love performing, these diverse experiences have led me to my true passion: teaching. I find joy in opening my students’ imagination and developing their creative skills and talents. I believe art is essential for wellbeing, and play is essential for growth. Through We ArtPlay, I seek to weave a global community of artists and learners of all ages and artistic disciplines.
Let’s spread joy by unlocking our creativity, together!
We ArtPlay Founder & Lead FacilitatorJeremy@WeArtPlay.com
Learn to improvise & compose without being dependent on sheet music.
Get inspired by connecting to a unique cohort of fellow ArtPlayers.
Continue learning on your own with unlimited access to the Video Course.
What is the Group Course like?
Join a unique cohort of fellow ArtPlayers in 6 live group sessions led by Jeremy! We'll meet 1 hour each week to connect, share, ask questions, workshop, and learn with Jeremy and your group. Class sizes are small (no more than 15 people) to ensure individualized attention. One private lesson is included at a time of your choosing. Jeremy will also review and provide feedback on your weekly projects. The weekly meeting time of this class is determined at the beginning of the session through an availability poll. The final (7th) group class will be a virtual recital where you have the opportunity to showcase your musical creations! The full video course is included. Click here to sign up for the group course!
What will we learn?
This course focuses on the fundamental building blocks essential for musical creation. Rather than learning how to replicate other people's music, we start creating original music on day 1 with a supportive community of fellow ArtPlayers! The goal is to gain practical skills and a deeper understanding of music's inner-workings so that you are empowered to create beautiful music, and find joy through musical play.
What is the video course like?
Watch over 4 hours of video lessons at your own pace to learn the fundamentals of creating on the piano. Each video explores a musical concept, and demonstrates clear, step-by-step methods that you can practice to incorporate these concepts into your piano playing. Check out the FREE PREVIEW of the video course!
What are the 1-on-1 lessons like?
One private lesson is included for all participants in the group course. If you prefer weekly 1-on-1 lessons throughout the duration of the 6-week group course, I'm offering a 30% discount from my usual private rate! Students who opt for individual lessons have found them tremendously helpful in accelerating their musical learning. These lessons are fully customized to your interests, strengths, challenges, and questions. Click here to sign up for the group course + 6 weekly private lessons!
Do I need a keyboard?
Yes, you need a keyboard to participate in this course. If you don't have one, invest in your artistic growth! The most budget-friendly keyboards are MIDI controllers, which cost ~$100. A stand-alone beginner keyboard is $250-300, while an intermediate keyboard is ~$600, including a keyboard stand and sustain pedal.
Do I need to be an experienced pianist to join this course?
You do not need any prior musical experience to join this course! Nearly half of students enrolled have never played piano before. At the end of this 6-week course, you will be able to create and perform original compositions and arrangements of your favorite songs. Students with prior experience have found this course essential in filling fundamental gaps in their understanding of music theory and composition.
Do I need to read sheet music to participate?
No, you do not need to have any music literacy skills to join this course. To ensure accessibility, all content is created without the use of standard music notation. Sheet music is not necessary for musical creation!
What other live learning opportunities are available?
Check out our live workshops! These a la carte workshops are a great way to meet our awesome ArtPlay facilitators, and explore a variety of creative mediums without needing to commit to a full 6-week course.
Are there any free courses?
Check out our free mini-course, where we explore how to ArtPlay some of the greatest piano intros of all time!
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