Jazz Piano

The piano is undoubtedly the King of instruments and it needs no other accompaniment. It stands alone and can be enjoyed anywhere whilst providing all the fundamentals in music; melody, rhythm and harmony. It has few rivals and is the instrument of choice for those who want a fulfilling hobby or pastime.

Playing the piano is good for your brain and the overall functionality of your body. It has been proven over the past few decades, as the technology to quantify changes in the brain has improved, that playing music stimulates more of your brain simultaneously than any other activity. Playing an instrument is also one of the best mental releases, and actually helps regulate your organs and body functions as well.

The piano is usually used to play two parts simultaneously. This is one of its most unique qualities. With the piano, most of its music is written to provide chords and melody all played by one musician. … All of these points lead people to call the piano the most versatile and best instrument to learn first.

It is a beautiful instrument with a beautiful look and a beautiful sound.

The sound created by the piano is unlike anything else on the planet. Capable of sounding fleeting and effervescent one instant, and gritty and powerful the next, few other instruments have anything close to the range of the piano – both tonally and dynamically. Of all instruments, the piano is also considered the most similar to the human voice. Try listening to a Chopin Nocturne (I recommend the one in Bflat minor) played live and tell me that sound doesn’t move you.

Learning the piano is the best way to study music and learn music theory. Unlike all other instruments – with the exception of other percussive pitch instruments, like the vibraphone and marimba – the piano is the only instrument you look directly at the notes your playing. Even the guitar is not as cut and dry. There is one and only one key for each pitch. And they are laid out in a very visible black and white color scheme, making it much easier to see what you’re doing. Learning the piano also makes learning other instruments less difficult.

Study with us

Jazz Piano and Music Theory teacher at KMA Berlin

Julius Windisch

 “In my lessons I like to focus on the music that comes out of my students and that they are interested in. I am providing you with the basic theoretical knowledge you need, to improvise over simple or advanced pieces or even compose them. When I am teaching theory I always try to connect the content of what we are learning with ear training, so that it becomes less dry and more easily digestible.

I like to show you music that you haven’t heard of yet and that you might like but after all you decide what kind of a musician you want to become and in which direction you want to develop your playing.

Jazz Music is a genre that has been changing a lot over the the last 100 years and nowadays a lot of music can be considered as Jazz that many people might not identify as such. So if, what you connect to the Genre Jazz, is not exactly what you are looking for, but classical music is not either, we might be able to find something in between that you like.”