Piano Workshop

September 23, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ortega Presbyterian Church
4406 Longfellow St
Jacksonville, FL 32210

A piano workshop for aspiring, budding, and accomplished pianists will be presented by Gail Smith, one of the foremost composer/arrangers in the field of sacred piano music. She is recognized as an outstanding educator in the field of improvisation with many schools using her landmark book, The “Complete Book of Improvisation, Chord Progressions & Fills”. Pianist/composer and author of over 60 books for pianists and piano teachers from easy music to difficult, she will share her expertise on improvisation and demonstrate creative ways to embellish your hymns and Christmas carols that you will actually be able to play easily. A review of chords, basic theory, and rules of harmony will be included. Gail will play some selections from her two newest books: Christmas Carols and Classics published by Lorenz and Creative Christmas Carols by Hal Leonard.

Special workshop fee is just $10. An optional workbook may be purchased at the workshop. Various other books will be available.


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