Piano and jazz tuition

Dorothy Shaw is an experienced and qualified piano teacher, teaching all styles from beginner to intermedate level, specialising in jazz (to advanced level).


You can find 5-star reviews on First Tutors Direct, Tutorful, Bark.com, Yell.com and other similar websites.


Fees are currently £33 per hour (£16.50 per half hour for beginners / young children).  However, I offer a half-price rate for charities (e.g. the Roger Diamond Foundation; see Links).


"I've started giving face-to-face lessons again, with infection control measures in place.  This limits what we can do in a lesson and you may prefer lessons online (using Skype or Facetime).


I give a free trial lesson, so why not give it a go?"



"Dorothy is a very friendly, patient, and talented musician and teacher" Paul Marshall, Abingdon.

Jazz Ensemble Playing - A 2-year course for adults

Tutor: Dorothy Shaw DipMusEd   

Location: Abingdon Music Centre (see Links)


For those with little or no experience of playing jazz in a group - all instruments & singers.  Usually there are opportunities to perform in public towards end of term - This course is currently suspended due to the current restrictions.


Why not buy the book?  See "Jazz Ensemble Playing" book series below. 

Educational Materials

"Jazz Ensemble Playing" A 6-book series - Books 1 to 3

For teachers of small jazz ensembles or as a self-teach aid

Includes chord charts and iRealPro files

Based on the "Jazz Ensemble Playing" course - see above.


Available as downloads - £10 per book including extras

Please email to request PayPal details


"Jazz Piano Voicings" - see sample chapter below.

Teach yourself to play jazz piano - covering all styles of jazz

Available as a pdf download for printing or viewing on A4-sized screen - £7.50.  Please email to request PayPal details

Or order a copy by post - £15+£2 P&P  Allow 10 working days.

Sample chapter from "Jazz Piano Voicings" by Dorothy Shaw
Chapter on major blues and 3/7 voicings - try it out! We would welcome any feedback..
Chapter 5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [515.7 KB]


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