PUGET SOUND JAZZ

PUGET SOUND JAZZ

5.0 (3)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
42 years in business

About this pro

Study jazz piano, composition and arranging and jazz improvisation with "one of the most compelling jazz pianists of his generation" [Chicago Tribune]. Named one of the top 50 jazz pianists of today by the Woodshed Jazz Blog. One on one lessons or ensemble coaching. All instruments and vocalists are encouraged to apply for lessons.

Please note:

1. STUDENTS MUST HAVE BASIC ABILITY TO READ MUSIC.

2. I AM NOT ACCEPTING CLASSICAL STUDENTS.

Performing jazz internationally for over 30 years has given me a profound understanding of our only American art form's importance to world culture. Teaching jazz gives me great satisfaction in my mission to expand the knowledge of this music to others.

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Credentials

Tacoma, WA 98403
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Evan S

    Mr Perrillo is a world renowned jazz pianist and it was truly a gift to study jazz improvisation with him while getting my grad degree at DePaul.

  • Dr. Paul Mack

    Ron Perrillo strikes me as one of the most important jazz musicians creating today. Thank you for supporting him.

  • Amber S

    Great teacher - very knowledgeable and patient. He is the #1 jazz pianist in Chicago. Being able to see him perform was wonderful.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each jazz student's path is a unique and personal journey. I have a lifetime of experience and expertise in understanding what each student needs to maximize their full potential.

Please note:

1. STUDENTS MUST HAVE BASIC ABILITY TO READ MUSIC

2. I DO NOT ACCEPT CLASSICAL STUDENTS


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am the most recorded Chicago jazz pianist of my generation and have performed with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Jaco Pastorious.

My musical education comes from a lifetime of performing and recording jazz at the highest level internationally for over 35 years.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$75 per/in-person lesson

$50 per/online lesson


How did you get started teaching?

Due to my extensive performance and recording career, I was the first person in the history of the Depaul University School of Music to teach there without having a degree. I was also an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Northwestern University where I taught jazz piano for non-pianist students. Over the years I have conducted many masterclasses and have been a featured artist at many high schools and universities.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with jazz students of every age group and students who play every instrument, including vocalists.

Please note:

1. STUDENTS MUST HAVE BASIC ABILITY TO READ MUSIC

2. I DO NOT ACCEPT CLASSICAL STUDENTS


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My family and I have just relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and are thrilled to be in this exciting and diverse community. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't be afraid to ask questions.


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