hi guys - first time i have ventured into the jazz forum. have been thinking for a while that i would like to learn piano, and just assumed that i would learn in a typical classical style. however, i have been drawn to the idea of learning jazz piano lately, but just wanted to run a few things by......... would you consider it ok to learn jazz piano without having played classically (i know my way round a piano and can read both clefs etc, just never had any lessons). also, how to go about finding a teacher. i know plenty of people who could teach classical pf but i guess this is a bit of a specialist area?
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you can do lessons online or in person with the caveat that you need someone live to talk to, either skype or in person.  only a live person can tune the lesson to your strengths and weaknesses.

as far as learning jazz or classical first, look at it this way.  jazz, hip-hop, classical, country, blue grass, etc, are all different styles of music. in order to play any of them you need to know your horn, in this case, the piano.

the reason most people take classical first is that part of classical is learning how to play the piano.  so, if you get a good jazz teacher that can also teach you how to play the piano, there's no reason you can't start right off with jazz lessons.
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