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Conversational Jazz Course

This course is for you if:

- You've taken some lessons in the past, but always wanted to get into jazz. 

- You're a classically trained musician, but never learned to improvise. 

- You've got some chops, but it's been a while. You're ready to get playing again.

- You've always wanted to play jazz, but didn't think you had it in you. And you've reached the point where you're sick and tired of self-doubt (that was me).

If this describes you, you've come to the right place.

I created the Conversational Jazz course for anyone who's ever dreamed of sitting down at the piano, and improvising over their favorite jazz tunes. So sign up today, pour yourself a cocktail, and let's get started. You've got nothing to lose, and everything to gain. 

More about the course:

Conversational Jazz an eight week program that gives you a solid foundation of the most fundamental principles in jazz, exactly the way I learned it. In this course, I'll retrace the steps that I took to learn to play jazz. The course will teach you to think for yourself within this music, build chords, improvise your own solos, play in a jazz combo, and learn new tunes for years to come.

New material released each week, plus a weekly live Q&A with me will provide you with fresh and stimulating content to keep you moving throughout the course.

To read my personal guarantee and other frequently asked questions, click here.

Course Objectives

    • Overcome the most common obstacles to learning jazz

    • Learn the fundamental building blocks of jazz

    • Gain confidence improvising your own melodies and solos

    • Learn to build jazz chords intuitively

    • Understand basic song structure and form

    • Explore the blues (my favorite)



About Doc Watkins

Doc Watkins is a pianist, vocalist, producer, bandleader, and the owner of Jazz, TX in San Antonio. He co-hosts the weekly radio show, Live at Jazz, TX on Texas Public Radio. He's also the creator and host of The Doc Watkins Show, an online television broadcast created in 2020. A typical year for Watkins involves over two hundred live shows with multiple groups under his name. He has released nine albums, covering multiple genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, and Texas Swing.

Watkins received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, and moved to San Antonio in 2006. He has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Russia, and Europe, and has performed twice at Carnegie Hall. 

In 2016, Watkins opened his own venue, Jazz, TX, and performs there regularly with his groups. Deeply committed to the heritage and tradition of Texas music, he includes a wide variety of styles at Jazz, TX including Jazz, Blues, Texas Swing, and Salsa. 

Watkins currently resides in San Antonio with his wife, Jessica and their four children. He is a self-declared enthusiast of Texas BBQ.

What People Are Saying:

As a conservatory trained classical pianist and teacher I am grateful that I have spent my life delving deep into the amazing music of the classics. I always admired great jazz composers and performers yet never took the time to delve in. At Eastman, the jazz majors had a huge amount of confusing work to do on their art so I thought that learning jazz would be something I would not have time to do. As a result there were many times I wanted to sit and play by myself, for friends or at parties and had classics to play yet yearned for something more - jazz and improvisation. What Doc Watkins has created is something truly remarkable - great teaching that works from the first lesson and gives you a lifetime of material. It is fun, inspiring, exciting, instructive and it WORKS! He brings down so many barriers for the classical trained as well as those new to piano. He goes into the history and ethos of the music which helps you play it and also enjoy listening to jazz even more. It is a great course in every way and I HIGHLY recommend it.

Kenneth Thompson