CONTEMPORARY KEYBOARDIST - STUDENT SUCCESSES
"Finally, a real teacher who not only cares but has accomplished
what he teaches and in such an organized manner." JK
"I've learned more form John about playing styles and improvising
in a few lessons than in years with other teachers. He's amazing!"
"If you want a straight from the hip street approach that
teaches the real shit, than John's method and the way he teaches
it is for you!" CS
" I am pretty advanced as a player but was stuck in a rut
playing the same old riffs. After only three lessons, I broke
out of this rut and am playing with a whole new freshness. Thanks
John, you are the best.!" RC
"I can now actually play what I hear! Before, I was playing
a bunch of preleaned licks. NO wonder why I couldn't get a gig."
"I actually am a singer by profession but I wanted to learn
how to accompany myself so I was referred to John as being one
of the best. Wow! I was a dead beginner as a pianist but in only
6 short months, I am accompanying myself and even writing music
to my lyrics!" SM
" What I like about John and his method is he quickly finds
your weak fundamentals and devises drills and studies to fix them.
Each lesson is a laser precise assignment. This is what teachers
and teaching is all about!" GL
"I used to study with teachers who would always show off
in my lesson and play fantastically but never actually show ME
anything to help ME get to where they were. John not only can
play his ass off when necessary but he can devise step by step
exercises to get you there too. All you have to do is practice
and guess what, he even shows you how to correctly practice. Now
that's a teacher!" GR
"I'm actually a bass player. I came to John because I wanted
to improve my soloing over chord changes. After one lesson, John
found my weakness in my ability to hear melodies over changes.
We began working on some basic ear training which I fought at
first but after a couple of months I began actually hearing melodies
and had a major break thru in my ability to solo. He's uncanny
in spotting an outness and devising an exercise to correct it!"
" John is simply a gifted player and teacher. So if you want
the best, look no further... he ain't cheap but in this case you
get way more than you pay for!!" HP
"I used to be embarrassed to sit in and jam with other musicians
because of my weak time. I couldn't figure out why I couldn't
stay in the pocket. In my first lesson without my even telling
him this problem, John discovered that this fundamental was weak.
He had me read some data about time and rhythm and pulse, did
a few demonstrations and in about 5 months of doing rhythmic independence
drills and ear training, I was groovin. Thanks John!"
"It's a no-crap, straight ahead approach." Chick Corea
"John Novello is a superb musician and teacher. If you want to master jazz keyboards, John is your man!" Andy Summers
"The contemporary keyboardist method by John Novello is a wonderful launching pad for beginners and advanced keyboardists alike. Even with my 30 years of experience in the business, every time I open his book, The Contemporary Keyboardist, I learn something too." Herbie Hancock
"Solid and readable, and relevant, Novello's Contemporary Keyboardist Instruction should be near the top of every method list." Keyboard Magazine
"The Contemporary Keyboardist is the instructional method by which all others are measured!" Musican's Magazine