Proficiency Level: - Ability to read music - chords, melodic lines - Know and play all major and minor scales - Know and play all types of seventh chords - Calculate intervals and chord extensions quickly, including alterations - Knowledge of basic jazz and blues forms - Working knowledge of one hand and two hand rooted and rootless chord voicings - Ability to read and play jazz or Latin music syncopations - Be able to play a jazz standard from a lead sheet in solo piano or trio style, including playing the melody, improvisation, and chord 'comping' Audition consists of the following components: - Play a short piece of your choice (preferably jazz) - Simple reading exercise - Play some basic major and minor scales - Play the melody and chords for a jazz standard - Two-hand harmonic accompaniment using jazz chord voicings - Improvise on a jazz standard and on a basic 12-bar blues
All auditions scheduled here are held in Braun 211.
Questions about lesson content should be directed to Murray Low at email@example.com. Questions about scheduling should be directed to Rowen Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lesson Fees: All music lessons at Stanford carry a fee in addition to quarterly tuition, including zero-unit class numbers. Private lessons are $325 for Music Majors and $650 for non majors. For information about financial support, email Rowen Leigh, email@example.com or visit the Department of Music office in Braun Music Center.
Zero-Unit Enrollment: All Stanford students taking Department of Music lessons are required to register in Axess. If you are unable to enroll for units in MUSIC 172D/272D due to the unit limits of your major or advanced degree program, you should enroll in the zero-unit version of lesson studios, MUSIC 179Z. Request permission from your instructor to enroll once you are placed into a studio. Zero-unit enrollment in lessons is intended primarily for graduate students.
Zero-unit courses appear on a student’s transcript.
For additional information, consult the Zero-Unit Enrollment page: https://music.stanford.edu/ensembles-lessons/applied-music-policies/zerounit
AUDITION SIGNUP LINK: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ztz1f5UySCp4CkEm_Pvy2oMPjA0fCiDld92l25yqkoM/edit?usp=sharing