Friday, June 30, 2017

Jazz Man

A couple of months ago, I noticed that Biscuit's piano teacher was keeping him longer than his usual 30 minutes.

One lesson lasted about 35 minutes. The next one was about 40. Then he finally did two lessons in a row that were 45 minutes.

I thought it was odd because we only pay for 30 minutes, but hey, I wasn't going to complain.

Then a few weeks ago, he said that he thought Biscuit was ready for 45-minute lessons. The cost isn't that much more, and they're going to use the extra time for theory, something I never got when I was a student. So Biscuit will be learning about how songs are put together and why composers do things the way they do them.

So far, Biscuit seems to be taking to the 45-minute lessons. His teacher makes sure to keep things active. He plays some, then they do written work, then he plays some more. I think switching things up like that will help keep him interested.

One of Biscuit's first assignments was to take a song that he's been playing straight and change it up to more of a jazzy timing. It's funny to watch him play it because you can see a difference in his body movements for each style.

Check him out:

Straight -

Jazz -

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