Instruction in jazz piano and theory featuring a structured and innovative curriculum. Gary Swerdlow has a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from DePaul University, 30 years of teaching experience, and is a free-lance pianist in the Chicago area. Accepting students junior high (sometimes younger) through adult. Learn the basics of jazz (also pop and rock). Learn to be creative with music! Individualized instruction is given to help students achieve their personal goals.
Gary Swerdlow provided me a clear and concise structure for forming chords and melodies, yet left me plenty of room and ideas to explore my own creativity and spontaneity. I cannot think of a person who could have better prepared me for playing music at the professional level.