"I came to the Bloom School trained in the very different tradition of Indian classical music. I wanted to understand various elements of jazz, from the basics of harmony and rhythm, to nuances of improvisation within the context, subtleties in composition and expression, to building a deeper appreciation of what I listen to. All of the with no training in Western music and armed only with a keen ear. David works with me within my framework of musical understanding. He never imposes a canned method or rigid way of thinking, giving me only the mantra of aiming to produce the highest level of aesthetic as I express who I am. Within a short period of time on this journey at the Bloom School, I have picked up skills and knowledge in the jazz language and have surprised myself. There is a genuine interest in the students growth... that's a rare gift in a teacher."
Jazz School News, Thoughts and Events.
Chicago Jazz Magazine Bloom School of Jazz Article by Mike Jeffers
If you live far from Chicago, and would like greatly improve your musical knowledge and expression this summer, you can! The Bloom School of Jazz now offers live Skype Video 1-on-1 classes from Chicago (you can be anywhere in the world!). Get the full benefit of a real private session, in the comfort of your own home. The assignments are the same, the curriculum is the same, and the philosophy is the same - and you never have to leave your home practice space. Technology can make learning jazz quite convenient!
To set up an appointment, begin by requesting to share contact details with bloomschooljazz on Skype (note the "of" is not included!). We will then contact you shortly about setting up an orientation video chat!
Even better, Skype is FREE to use. If you don't have a copy, simply choose what kind of computer to the right, follow the link, and download it today.
The Bloom School of Jazz "Open House" is a great way to learn more about how the school can help you achieve your musical goals. You will have the opportunity to speak with faculty, meet current students, and see first hand what separates the Bloom School of Jazz from all other music schools.
Over the past few weeks we have put our heads down and charged ahead with creating a better online experience for those interested in the Bloom School. To mark this unveiling we have also added some new classes that may interest you.
To me, the single most irritating thing in the world is laziness to get started with practicing, working out... whatever. The easiest thing to do is just sit there watching television, staring at the ceiling, or playing some mind sucking game on your phone. So how do you fix this? How do you not loathe getting started doing something you know you love, with all these other distractions around?