Welcome to The Jazz Workshop!
Are you looking for a place to play and learn jazz? You found it. Let us put you in a jazz group you'll love, where you'll benefit from our expert instruction, play on a weekly basis and gain the skill set of a working jazz musician.
The Jazz Workshop is located in Tysons Corner Va., with easy access from Metro's new silver line, I-495 and Rt. 267. Whether you're new to the genre or a seasoned improviser, you'll love the energy of playing jazz with other adult musicians at your same skill level.
Our relaxed, friendly sessions will help you become the jazz musician you want to be, and give you the skills you need to succeed at any jam session or gig.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Paul Pieper is an award winning guitarist with over 20 years of experience as a full time jazz musician and teacher in the Washington, D.C. area. From local performances at Blues Alley, The Smithsonian Imax Jazz Cafe - and other venues, to gigs abroad in Japan, Russia, Ecuador, Turkey - and even Kyrgyzstan, Paul's performance credentials are extensive.
Says Paul, "I believe that anyone can improvise, whether they know it or not - and helping people discover and develop that talent is what I love most as a teacher."
Paul is a multi-instrumentalist.
Here are some recordings of Paul playing in a "quintet" where he is playing every instrument - drums, bass, guitar, piano and tenor saxophone.
Our jazz sessions take place in a well-appointed facility in Northern Virginia. Each session is two hours in length. Most of our time is spent playing music together - playing tunes from start to finish, and working on not only improvisation and music theory, but also the many things that make a jazz group sound good - time feel, how to start and end tunes, communicating in non-verbal ways - and learning to really listen to each other.
We look for public performance opportunities for our students, and some of our students have "graduated" from our program and gone on to play gigs in the DC area.