Mike Garson is proud to announce the launch of his new weekly online masterclass series available to a limited number of students interested in working with him on a variety of topics.
This series takes place on Sundays (11am Pacific / 7pm UK) and includes a video recording of the workshop and a discount offer in Mike's store plus the possibility of exclusive content such as private performances by Mike, special guests, sheet music when appropriate, and more.
Purchase of this item gets you access to twelve workshop sessions of your choosing. Reserve your access to these workshops now before the capacity limit is reached!
Once your purchase has been made you will receive an email asking for more information including which of the sessions you'd like to attend.
Workshop topics will include:
Sunday, August 8 - From Aladdin Sane to Disco King - Exploring Mike’s Music With Bowie
Come with your questions and observations as the group discusses, listens to and dissects the Bowie catalog with Mike as it pertains to the dozens of albums and songs that he and David collaborated on, recorded, and played together.
Sunday, August 15 - Songwriting - Hooks, Chord Progressions and More
Mike will dive deep with you exploring both simple methods for those starting out as well as advanced insights, tools, and techniques into the art of songwriting.
Sunday, August 22 - Improvising on Piano
Explore piano improvisation with Mike - one of the industry's most recognized improvisational pianists. Mike will work with you on how to enter and expand your world of improvisational playing in ways that apply to all aspects and genres of music.
Sunday, August 29 - David and Me - Making Music and Touring With Bowie
Mike will discuss and answer your questions about what it was like being on the road with David Bowie - on the bus, backstage, in the studio, and in the spotlight - hear stories and talk with Mike about his days together with David.
Sunday, September 5 - Practice Techniques
With decades of experience and 12,000 individual piano lessons under his belt, Mike will explore with you how to practice playing at an ideal growth rate without going above or below your level. Dig down deep in this session to improve your practice techniques and set yourself on the best path towards success.
Sunday, September 12 - The Art of Voicing - Exploring the Placement of Notes in a Chord Structure
There are an infinite amount of ways to voice a chord and hundreds of "standard" voicings. In this session, Mike will work with you on the thousands of voicings he can help learn to create yourself as he introduces and explores important concepts and techniques on the art of voicing.
Sunday, September 19 - Healing Aspects of Music
We grow up thinking of music as entertainment and a distraction. However, when looking deeper, the music we love the most has powerful spiritual, emotional, and physical impacts on which Mike will explore with you in-depth as the power of music is examined from a different perspective.
Sunday, September 26 - What They Don’t Teach in Schools: Pulse, Intention, Surrender, Joy
There are a variety of important, foundational aspects of artistic creation which aren't taught by most teachers or school systems. Mike will explore these concepts with you which he considers the most important to create powerful music - or any kind of art you choose.
Sunday, October 3 - How to Be Free Through Discipline
Mike has discovered that the harder one works on the details and the more repetition and drilling one does in preparation, the freer that person will become in their execution. Be a part of Mike's in-depth exploration of this topic where he'll answer your questions and review techniques and ideas that have helped Mike on his path to success.
Sunday, October 10 - Ask Mike Anything
All aboard! Here's an exciting opportunity to ask Mike anything! Mike will work with the group answering your questions, telling stories, playing music, and discussing a variety of topics of the day.
Sunday, October 17 - Exploring Your Talent
Mike will work with you in this session on important ways to align your passion and connect it to your talent leading towards how you just might know when you've struck gold.
Sunday, October 24 - Performance Skills - Projection, Intention & Agendas
Mike explores new thoughts on handling your audience and how to impactfully get your point across in performance. Hear Mike's take on related topics like making sure the music lands in the seat of the audience member, overcoming stage fright, and answers to your related questions.