Welcome to The Jazz Workshop!
Looking for a place to play and learn jazz? Let us put you in a group that you'll love, where you'll benefit from our expert instruction and gain the skill set of a working jazz musician.
You'll enjoy our convenient Tysons Corner VA location, with easy access from I-495 and Rt. 267. And you'll love playing jazz with other adult musicians at your same skill level, whether you're brand new to jazz or you're a seasoned improviser.
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. And most importantly, you'll be part of a group, playing jazz on a regular basis.
For more information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Paul Pieper is an award winning multi-instrumentaiist with over 20 years of experience as a full time jazz musician and teacher in the Washington DC 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 sessions take place in a well-appointed facility. 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 have gone on to play gigs in the DC area.