Thank you for visiting the Dave Frank School of Jazz website. We are located at 140 West 30th Street, in the middle of Manhattan, two blocks from Penn Station in the same space as New York City's coziest Kundalini Yoga studio, Hari NYC.
This website is dedicated to bringing you in-depth master classes on all facets of contemporary music, with an emphasis on jazz piano and improv instruction. Here you will find master classes on many of the great and historic geniuses that developed the language of jazz such as Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Lennie Tristano, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock and many others, as well as classes specific to an area of instruction such as technique, ear-training and improv concepts. Please feel free to contact me for any information or question you may have about a specific master class or performance, or if you would like to suggest a topic for a future class.
To help you in your improv aspirations you may want to check out my book series Joy of Improv (book 1 and book 2) and my DVD Breakthrough to Improv. Both the books and video are designed as step-by-step curriculums to help you to discover an infinite flow of music within you through a series of graduated lessons and practice points.
At the present time I am also teaching folks worldwide, both privately on Skype and in group lessons on Google+, as both mediums have been found to be totally effective as ways to teach both the musical elements and improv concepts needed to become a great player. It is my joy and privilege to work seven days a week using these platforms to help aspiring musicians reach their musical goals. I always enjoy hearing from you, so please feel free to send along comments, compliments, criticisms, suggestions and tomatoes to email@example.com.
Please feel free to come in, open a box of wine and peruse the classes. All are free for thee, with no commercials.
Blessings and keep swinging from New York City!
Dave is now offering lessons worldwide via Skype and Google+.
You can now study all aspects of contemporary music with a master from the comfort of your own home/studio! All levels and styles.
New Master Class!
The Science of Touch, a new master class intended for, but not limited to, jazz pianists, that introduces the art of touch in piano playing and performance.
Don't forget to check out the other master classes!