question 1: my main consideration concerning jazz is how can i build left hand and right hand technique through jazz music training? classical music is boring to me now. are there such things a advanced level, complicated sonatinas? nice short classical pieces, so i can get more technique without having to wait for the hard part of some drawn out sonata.

question 2: do any of you guys know ed paolantonio, and would learning from him be equal to an education at berklee at a much lower cost i'd say? cause berklee, the powerhouse that it is, isn't everything(i'm waiting on if i get an audition or not).
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no knowing what you've done or what you consider complicated and/or boring i'll take a stab at it by recommending you get the sonatina album for the piano, vol. 51 (k÷hler)- lots of cool little sonatinas, but they're not real difficult - even a couple non-sonatinas in there.

also check out the bach two-part inventions  

if those are too easy, you may check out the chopin etudes and/or the bach preludes & fugues.  they're short and hairy.

although i never attended berklee, i would say studying with one person would not be the equivalent of a college education.  it's hard to beat the synergy of the many faculty, students, classes, ensembles, etc - not to mention the networking benefits.

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