Glen Rose Jazz Cocktail piano arrangement

New age improvisation

Jazzy Piano
piano bench talk

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 Sitting and practicing for a long time can wear your back out. I have some suggestions that might make it easier. Click on the piano bench to hear them

 Hi Glen
Recently I purchased most of your videos. They are just my “Cup of Tea” and the way I like to play.
  Lloyd Rees, Wales U.K.

Glen Rose Jazz Boogie Piano Lesson

Here I'm demonstrating nine popular left-hand boogie patterns 

​​Is the piano too hard?

You can always play  jazz ukulele!

Boogie tour of popular left-hand patterns 

 Mr. Rose,
  Just bought all of the Cocktail series after watching the teaser videos on YouTube.  You Sir are a gift to all us piano players.
  Really terrific and keep them coming!!
     Vince from Philly.

If you've never even played a single note on the piano and think you have zero talent or ability to do so you might have fun with this free little lesson showing you how to make some nice sounds and have some fun without knowing a thing.

Pour yourself a glass of wine and let me play some

                   relaxing cocktail music for you....

Click on the

piano bench

Select blues or cocktail to enter the lesson stores

Before the 1960's there were only acoustic pianos. The electrics and digitals came on the scene with the flourishing electric pop music in the 70's. Read more about the difference between keyboards and pianos and what it means to you. 

Play on a digital electric keyboard or play on a real piano?

What's the difference?

Boogie patterns

Any questions?  Write to me...

Glen, I’m really impressed with my progress. Your blues videos helped so much. Yes, at first I was as a little intimated with the jazz licks listen but I'm starting to catch up. Like you say in the video take my time and practice one thing slowly at a time. I’ll be ready to dive into my first solo gig soon. I'm now playing a boogie blues line, which I thought was impossible. Yes, it's coming together.
-Bobby Harden (Lead singer, Bobby Harden & Soul Purpose, 

Can't play a note?

Try this......

In this web site I want to share with you some of the things I’ve learned along the way in my 40+ years of making my living as a professional pianist. I am primarily a jazz, show-tune and cocktail pianist but I also have a lot of roots in the blues world. Maybe you can pick up some tips and ideas from my video lessons that you can use in your own playing, study or just for having fun.


​Hi Glen,

I have just ordered your 5 Jazz Chords having stumbled upon your youtube tutorial. Thank you SO much!It is amazing. I am a  classically trained pianist and have always wanted to play by ear. Your method of teaching this is really helpful as it seems to feed both sides of the equation for me . I am learning that this kind of thing needs practise as much as the Bach Preludes!! 
Before Youtube etc. I used to ask folk how they did what they did and usually got the answer that they didn't really know but "they just did it ". I concluded you had to have some kind of  gift ( which clearly some people do - yourself included) but that I certainly wasn't one of  them . Now I have some hope that I might one day, be able to play some cocktail and Jazz . So thank you again.
  Christine Lauritsen Blakey, Duns, Scotland


Welcome to the  Jazzy Piano website!

I use the irealpro app for jazz chord charts and practice. Highly recommended! 


Glen Rose Cocktail Piano Lesson

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This is a spontaneous New-age type improvisation where I am playing only on the white notes. 

There are many creative possibilities using only white notes. It just takes some orientation. I try to give you many ideas in the lesson entitled, "Improvising on the White Notes".

​​In this video I am explaining the various techniques I am using to create my cocktail piano arrangments.

Glen Rose Piano

Glen,  Thank you very much for everything. You are the best piano teacher on line because you have a clear instructions and you make  your student feel capable of learning piano, at last. I am a retiree and now serious about learning all the way, which I didn't have time and  patience before. Your video helps me understand the books and other video instructions. 
Thank you, Zeny Chua