2019 Jazz Piano Workshop with Lynne Arielle

FEB 2, 2019

Location: Inver Hills Community College
Time: 10am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE

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What: A day of FREE presentations and clinics for pianists (All jazz skill levels, grades 7-12)

When: Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (lunch provided)

Where: NEW LOCATION: Inver Hills Community College | Fine Arts Building | 2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Who: Featuring internationally acclaimed jazz pianist, Lynne Arriale, with Twin Cities jazz piano stars, Mary Louise Knutson and Javier Santiago.

Cost: FREE! There is no charge for the workshop. Funding is provided by Schubert Club and the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education.

Registration: Click here to register today! Deadline is Friday, January 18, 2019. Register by January 4 and receive an iTunes gift card. This workshop is limited to 25 students.


The Workshop: Piano students will begin the day in one large group for a welcome and “icebreaker” activity. Students will then break into their clinic groups (based on jazz piano experience). After the first clinic, all will gather for an entertaining introduction to jazz piano with presentations from our clinicians. After a break for lunch, we’ll have another clinic session, a short snack break, a final clinic session, and a public sharing for families and friends. Three scholarships for piano lessons will be presented at the end of the workshop, with one student selected from each clinic group. Students who have previously participated in the DFJE/Schubert Club Jazz Piano Workshops are invited to return to further expand your jazz piano skills!



Three scholarships are provided by endowments to Schubert Club from the families of Marie Froehlich, Jane Matteson and David Paulus. One student will be selected from each clinic group to receive a $300 Scholarship for jazz piano lessons with one of three award-winning local jazz pianists/clinicians from the Twin Cities, on a schedule to be negotiated with the clinician. Each clinician at the workshop will select one student from his or her clinic group whom they feel will benefit most from these lessons.


Group Assignment – What clinic group is best for you?

This workshop is intended to address skills-building for three levels of pianists. It is necessary that all participants have had at least three years of piano instruction in any genre, and a basic ability to read music. See the guide below for sefl-assigned clinic group placement (we may make adjustments after the morning session). Maximum 10 students per clinic group.

Group 1 – Beginner

  • At least three years of piano instruction (classical or jazz)
  • One year or less experience playing jazz piano (or no experience with jazz at all)
  • Little or no experience playing jazz piano in a band or ensemble
  • Less than one year of instruction in jazz piano

Group 2 – Intermediate

  • At least three years of piano instruction (classical or jazz)
  • At least one year of jazz piano instruction
  • At least one year of experience playing jazz piano in an ensemble or band
  • Knowledge of major and minor scales
  • Knowledge of basic jazz voicings (Cm, C7, Cm7b5)
  • Familiar with a few jazz standards

Group 3 – Advanced

  • At least three years of piano instruction (classical or jazz)
  • At least three years of jazz piano instruction
  • At least two years experience playing jazz piano in an ensemble or band
  • Knowledge and fluency of all major and minor scales
  • Knowledge and fluency using basic jazz voicings
  • Knowledge of basic jazz standards
  • Knowledge of scales appropriate for each chord (scales over changes)
  • Ability to play 12-bar blues


Please answer the following questions on the registration form to help us ensure proper clinic placement:

  1. How many years have you studied piano in general (classical, jazz, etc)
  2. How many years have your studied jazz piano?
  3. Are you currently playing jazz piano in a band at school or in the community?
  4. Who is your jazz piano instructor?

It is essential that students designate their appropriate skill clinic and complete all questions on the registration form to ensure appropriate clinic assignments. If student’s skills do not meet their self-assigned skills group, they may be reassigned to a different skills group after the first clinic on the day-of the workshop.


Register here by Friday, January 18, 2019. Please contact Kate Cooper at gro.t1558873090rebuh1558873090cs@re1558873090poock1558873090 or 651.292.3266 with any questions.

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Jazz Piano Workshop Flyer 2019

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