i'm a jazz piano teacher here in london and would like to know what students would most like to learn?
here are some suggestions but tell me what comes to mind first?
scales
modes
new tunes
chords
licks
chord sequences
extensions and alterations
playing the blues
different piano styles
comping
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the good books, dvd,s and online tutorial stuff seem to focus mostly on jazz piano in a group setting. what the world needs now is a good book on how to arrange and play standards and ballads (not amazing grace, please), for solo jazz piano.

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i love to play chords and different piano styles.
if you're making a marketing flyer, those are all good things. but once you get a student on the piano you should be able to figure out in about five minutes what is going to turn them on or off musically.  i usually just run through a bunch of technical exercises and then play different kinds of jazz/funky/etc piano and see what they like the most.
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how about learning melodic embellishment and how to play swing rhythm?

Chord voicings; licks to play over ii V I's and different pieces to try them out in

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I just started playing jazz piano. I come from a classical piano background and my ability to make up and use interesting rhythms on the fly is for sure the worth thing about my piano playing.

Above all, I want to learn how to comp really well with a focus on backing a vocalist. I play in a group with a great vocalist and I want to learn how to comping really well and focus on how to be rhythmically interesting.

Another thing I think would be valuable would be how to move around fluidly and not just stick to the same register without a whole lot of movement

Also, how to swing. definitely that.

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