On-Line Jazz Courses

Since lockdown last March, I have taught hundreds of students of all ages through my work with the Benedetti Foundation, St Andrews University and the Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra. From my music room in Kirkcaldy I now record and edit all my sessions for BBC Radio Scotland’s “Jazz Nights” and have become as familiar with technology as I am improvising a fugue (easier than the technology!).

Now is your chance to join in with our upcoming Jazz courses, all delivered via zoom. Outstanding value at only £25 per course

Simply select the session that works for you at the level suits you and click on the link. I look forward to seeing you online.


Richard’s Beginner’s Jazz Course. On Zoom. Sat 4th September 10-11.15 am and 2-3.15 pm

Designed for those taking their first steps in improvised music, I will show you how to play a basic 12 bar blues, solo over a standard from the Great American Songbook, and how to understand and interpret  chord symbols  and scales.

Cost - £25 for both sessions.

Click here to register for Richard's Beginners Jazz Course

Richard’s Intermediate Jazz Course. On Zoom.

More dates to be announced very soon!

If you know your way round a 12 bar blues and can improvise on a standard tune, I will show you how to develop your solos with a greater understanding of form, chords and scales.

Cost - £25 for both sessions.

Quotes from recent Jazz Beginner's sessions

"Sensational Weekend Richard"

"That boosted my confidence… and that’s Scary!”

and from one of our younger players .. "That's been the best weekend since Christmas!"

Quotes for Jazz Intermediate sessions

"The intermediate jazz course weekend was a life changing experience! Lightbulb moments flashing, pennies dropping and my feet learned to tap in time!"