Focus On Jazz - In Depth Teacher Training Workshop
Faculty: Bradley Sowash
Date/Time: Fridays, June 6, 13 & 20, 9am – 12noon
Location: Capital University Piano Lab, Room 123
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 26, 2008
Class Fee:$150.00 / $140.00 for current CJO subscribers
Text: “That’s Jazz, Getting Into It,” by Bradley Sowash. Text included with course fee

This three-session workshop is designed specifically for traditional studio piano teachers who have some or no experience with jazz or blues but would like to integrate these styles into their teaching and playing. Through lecture, demonstration, written example, and hands-on experience, participants will learn how to integrate a teaching approach that involves personal expression, improvisation and the applied knowledge of music theory.

To register, visit jazzartsgroup.org or call 614.294.5200 x 107.

Bradley Sowash is an accomplished composer, educator, critically acclaimed recording artist, and concert jazz pianist who has delighted listeners of all ages in concert halls and churches throughout the United States and Europe for more than two decades. He has appeared frequently as a guest artist on the PBS series, The Piano Guy, and is the co-author of its accompanying book, Play Piano in a Flash: The Next Step. Other publications by Sowash include music education books published by the Neil A. Kjos Music Company including the jazz piano method, That's Jazz and several volumes of jazz hymn arrangements published by Augsburg Fortress Press.

An experienced clinician, Sowash often leads teacher training workshops nationwide and is a frequent guest artist for outreach programs in Ohio schools. He also teaches privately to piano students ranging from ages 9 to 70 and is the director the Jazz Workshop, a community-based organization that meets weekly to provide student jazz combos with professional coaching. Last year, he was a part-time lecturer at the Ohio State University Department of Dance, where he taught a course titled “Music Skills.”