JAZZEDGE was founded by Berklee College of Music graduate, Willie Myette to place all of his jazz education and performance ventures under one "roof." Today it has expanded its educational resources to encompass piano lessons in jazz, funk, latin, rock, gospel and blues styles along with lessons for homeschool families. Explore the JazzEdge websites by clicking any link below:
Homeschool Piano is a new curriculum from PianoWithWillie.com. We will be adding piano lessons to this site in 2012. Look for us at the Florida Homeschool Convention this May. In the meantime, be sure to visit our piano books at JazzKids and piano lessons with Willie Myette.
PianoWithWillie - PianoWithWillie.com is an exciting new way to learn piano online. Using our interactive web site and videos, you will learn real songs and techniques using your own piano or keyboard right in your own home.
Thousands of students around the globe have been extremely successful using my techniques. I know that you too will be successful too!
Books, CDs, DVDs
JazzKids is special because it will actually help you learn how to improvise. With simple, step-by-step exercises you will be improvising over both jazz and traditional styles in no time. You will also learn to hear and accurately perform swing and straight rhythms. Best of all, you will start to unlock your own creativity by learning how to invent your own music, while also developing your ear and reading skills.
Willie Myette's Performance CDs
Katahdin's Edge - "Katahdin's Edge is being sadly overlooked among the groups getting acclaim for freshening the sound of the classic piano trio. On "The Ridge," this trio puts together work far beyond that of, say, the Bad Plus or the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. It is far more pioneering than either of those bands with original music such as "Glad You Called," a ballad with a strident rhythm, or "The Path," a piece with almost a folk-sounding melody.
Pianist Willie Myette has a great sense of melody and pace. Bassist John Funkhouser and drummer Mike Connors offer rhythmic patterns that are creative without ever being out of touch with the job of propelling a song. The group is named after the highest peak in Maine, and rises to that level.-- Bob Karlovits (The Pittsburgh Tribune)
Willie Myette Trio - You know, when you are thirsty and somebody gives you a drink - how good it feels. Willie Myette's Trio quenched my thirst for the light and energetic jazz. I am surely buying this recording. Thank you, guys!-- Mira Finelli, New Age Music Review