i hope y'all aren't sick of hearing about this.  i  think this is the kind of information and experiences we should be sharing in this neck of the forum...

anyway, my new policy began wednesday.  for the most part it has been fantastic.  there have been 3 or 4 people who are hving difficulty grasping the new concept, but polite reminders by telephone seem to work.

one lady owed me $120 for august, plus another $200 for september.  she had been a little difficult in the past so i  was ready for the ole "i forgot my checkbook" routine...but to my surprize she played it differently.  she paid me the $120 for august instead of the $320 that would bring her up to date.  now if she had called and explained that she wold have trouble coming up with it, we could have worked something out.  i gave them more than 6 weeks notice that things would be changing.  instead she told me she thought the $120 was for september (she is apparently illiterate).  when i reminded her she had been paying at the end of the month and i'm working toward getting everyone to pay at the beginning, she said, "yeah, i liked paying at the end f the month"  duhhhh...

but on the good side, i had a little girl not show up, with no notice or even a follow up apology.  i have her money so i'm compensated.  i saw her last night and asked her where she was tuesday...she said "oh, we went out to eat.  we were sitting there eating and my mom went, oh my god what time is it? did we miss piano?)

nuff said...i still have to collect on a couple and half of my students (mon & tues) haven't started september yet...so...more later

in the long runit's all good.... i have a nice pile of checks to deposit today:)
There are no comments, leave a comment.
Please sign in to post.

Jazz Piano Notebook Series
Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 1 - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 1 of this educational jazz piano book contains 15 jazz piano exercises, tricks, and other interesting jazz piano techniques, voicings, grooves, and ideas Scot Ranney enjoys playing.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version - videos

Scot Ranney's Jazz Piano Notebook, Volume 2 - jazz piano tricks of the trade you can use today

Volume 2 has 14 jazz piano exercises and tricks of the trade, and quite a bit of it is Calypso jazz piano related material, including some Monty Alexander and Michel Camilo style grooves. Jazz piano education is through the ears, but books like this can help.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version

Tim Richards' Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 3 contains 12 jazz piano exercises and explorations by the acclaimed jazz piano educator, pianist, author, and recording artist Tim Richards.

Tim wrote the well known "Exploring Jazz Piano" and "Improvising Blues Piano" books and has several others to his name.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version

Jeff Brent's Jazz Piano Notebook - jazz piano tricks of the trade

Volume 4 is by Jeff Brent, a jazz pianist, composer, teacher, and author of "Modalogy" and other acclaimed jazz theory and education books. In this book Jeff shares detailed analysis of transcriptions of live performances. He covers everything from the shape of the songs to the tricks and licks he uses in improvised lines to the ideas behind his lush chord voicings.

buy pdf version - buy coil binding version

Most Recent Discussions
Volume 5 of Scot Ranney's "Jazz Piano Notebook Series" is up and running!
How to Develop Your Improvisation from Beginner to Advanced
Big Chief
How to Play Bossa Nova
Best Pianos for Beginners
How to Reharmonise a song

Volume 5 of the "Jazz Piano Notebook Series" is Available!
LearnJazzPiano.com File Downloads News
One Hour of Relaxing Piano Music
Jeff Brent's Jazz Piano Notebook
Fundamentos Físicos del Sonido
Aprendiendo a tocar PIANO gratis con partitura

Top Sheetmusic Picks

Jazzy Christmas Arrangements
Cocktail Piano
Best Songs Ever, 6th Edition
Christmas Medley
Moana Songbook
Late Night Jazz Piano

Jazz piano education is cool.

be the main character in your own story

Rock on. Follow your passion.

Sign In

privacy policyterms of serviceabout • 50,656 messages 63,069 accounts 54,049 logins
LearnJazzPiano.com Copyright © 1995-2019 by Scot Ranney • website software and design by scot's scripts
LearnJazzPiano.com is For Sale - Serious Inquiries Only