Mark Polishook - Pianist and Masterclass Piano Teacher.

Jazz or classical, improvisation, composition, and music technology. Follow a curriculum that’ll move you from A to Z. Or work on select topics according to your interests.

All levels from complete beginners through to experienced professionals are welcome. Most importantly, learn, improve, and have fun, all at the same time.

Experience a new way of learning the piano in which improvisation is one huge part of the overall process. And why shouldn’t it be? For example, consider Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, not to mention many other great composers. First and foremost, they were known to the public as astounding improvisers. Following that, came their reputation as composers.

When you study with Mark, whether in his studio or over Zoom or Skype, you’ll build up and out from that legacy of creativity and on-the-spot extemporisation: You’ll do so by collaborating with Mark to to create your own individual approach to your own interests.

If improvisation, classical music, composition, jazz, music theory, music technology, or some combination—even perhaps only one or two—of the above are what interest you, then your collaboration and study with Mark—and your learning process—won’t be a set succession of steps—the same grades and requirements, so to speak, for one and all. Rather, your collaboration with Mark will grow towards the skills and accomplishments you wish to acquire.

Over time, the results of your study with Mark—your steady progress and growth as a pianist and a musician—will be obvious such that it’ll speak for itself. In fact, over time and with practice, substantial progress will arrive—often before you realise it! And there’ll be another benefit: The acquisition of additional and propitious skills, knowledge, and understanding. In concert with your interests, all such things will propel you ever forward and closer to your goals.

Learn in an efficient, easy, fun, and rigorous way so you get the results you’d like. Work towards the potential and proficiency that you have and you’d like to reach. Relax and enjoy learning at the piano.

Mark Polishook

Mark Polishook

Dr Mark Polishook, currently based in Leicester in the UK, is known internationally as a jazz pianist and a composer. He is a former director of the music composition and theory programs at Central Washington University in the United States.


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