Michael Omer's next piano-jazz cabaret on June 10, 2011 in Jersey
So I just had someone tweet me worried that their piano teacher thought he(age 18) needed to be of grade 8 standard to be able to learn and play jazz!
Something wrong here clearly - I hesitate to say with the teaching maybe! If ever you've seen a young child messing about(= impovising) on the piano, you can see the seeds of improvisation right there, in everyone! Is this a case of having talent "educated out of you"?!
For anyone who can play moderately, and read music up to a point, the Associated Board(ABRSM) Jazz repertoire is an excellent way to get up to speed within a very accessible framework.