Welcome to the official website of San Francisco Bay Area jazz pianist, composer and piano teacher Jake Smolowe. Take a look around, put on some music and make sure to join the email list! For piano students or prospective students – or for anyone interested in learning more about the piano – be sure to check out my Piano Lessons page; my Blog, which has several articles on music theory; and my Video page, which has a brief mini-lesson.

1st Video Up!

And it’s a piano instructional video! I demonstrate how to play a fun bass/chords triplet riff over a V-i progression. You can play jazz too! Check it out on my Video page. Continue Reading