Recipient of the Chico O’ Farrill Lifetime Achievement Award for Latin Jazz, USA.
US $120 per class |
for 1-on-1, 60 mins class
Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
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Using a systematic, proven approach, this course provides intermediate flute players with a step-by-step method of how to play jazz. Learning Jazz Improvisation lasts 24 weeks and takes place each week during one-hour live, online sessions. This course is intended for hobbyists and professionals alike, and covers the history of jazz, ear training, theory, practical learning techniques, and more. Designed by well-known flutist, composer and educator Andrea Brachfeld, this course enables students to receive the benefits and satisfaction of musical collaboration and creation.
Post Graduate Studies from Kean University & Rutgers University
Bachelors of Music from Manhattan School of Music
Masters from Rutgers University
Private Flute, Piano, Guitar Teacher - Andrea Brachfeld
CEO - Phoenix Rising Music, LLC
Learning Jazz Improvisation begins with an overview of key historical events in jazz and the people who influenced the cultural development of the jazz flute and the most important people who contributed to the innovations of the music. Subsequent lessons include jazz-specific ear training (including intervals, chords, chord progressions, melodies, and major and minor scales), applicable and functional harmony and a three-tier system of conscious, subconscious, and superconscious learning methodology. This clear and concise approach enables the student to connect and apply previously learned music and techniques to the process of improvisation. Additionally, students learn strategies for transcribing and performing solos within the basic rhythm section which includes piano, bass, and drum, as well as the applicable and functional theory of improvisation.
About Andrea Brachfeld: Andrea Brachfeld is an accomplished flutist, music composer and arranger, and an educator in multiple subjects. She also produces her own music and is a successful business owner. In addition to her 49 years of professional experience, Andrea has degrees from New York's High School of Music and Art and the Manhattan School of Music. She has studied, performed, and recorded with many well-known jazz greats, including Jimmy Heath and George Coleman, which has influenced her unique improvisational style. The winner of numerous awards for performance and recordings, Andrea currently tours on her own and with other popular groups. Her latest album, “If Not Now, When?” was released in May 2018. You can read more about her in the "About Teacher" section provided below.
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Upon successful completion of Learning Jazz Improvisation, students will be able to improvise while playing jazz, have increased listening and learning skills that are transferable to other areas in life, as well as have a comprehensive understanding of the jazz flute. Being able to master the art of improvising provides the learner with immediate satisfaction to interact with other musicians and receive the intrinsic benefits of creating beautiful music.
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Students of this course have the opportunity to learn from expert flutist Andrea Brachfeld, who has nearly 50 years of experience in the industry. Knowledge of how to play the flute, Knowledge of basic major and minor scales and at least three years of experience playing the flute are required to receive the full benefit of this course. Prospective students must have the time and discipline to attend weekly face-to-face lessons and two-to-three hours of individual practice per day.
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