I also also teach Piano classes at Pianogroove ... check out the links below.
- Brazilian Grooves Course - https://www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/brazilian-grooves-course/
- Bossa Nova for Beginners - https://www.pianogroove.com/bossa-nova-lessons/bossa-nova-beginners/
- Jazz Piano Lessons - www.pianogroove.com/jazz-piano-lessons/
Please click on the "lessons" tab above to see all courses offered, where you can purchase access to archived classes.
Testimonials from participants:
"Thank you so much for, once again, elevating our awareness of how alive and colorful the world of chords and music is! It's as if you invited us all onto your private spaceship to go on an intergalactic field trip to observe how the orbits and gravitational forces of planets and stars work together. Dazzling!" - Gwen Franz
"I was enlightened by Jovino’s “Five Centuries of Brazilian Music”. It helped me fill in some large gaps in my knowledge of Brazilian music, and provided context for what I already knew. Jovino’s vivid way of weaving together stories and music is absolutely delightful."
- Catherine Bent
"Jovino is an enthusiastic, fluent, and incredibly knowledgeable teacher who brings direct experience with the music as one of the world’s leading Brazilian jazz pianists. Combined with his broad awareness of history, culture, and nature and a really engaging way of presenting, his classes are superb learning experiences." - Eric Siegel
"Jovino is an enthusiastic tour guide to the entirety of Brazilian music! He is historically knowledgeable and musically astute in the fascinating choices he plays for the class from his deep archive of recordings. Anyone who loves Brazilian music - either as a player or a scholar - will love this class as much as I did." - Fred Hersch
"I had the fortunate opportunity to attend one of Jovino's masterclasses. In one clear and thorough example Jovino covered the history of Brasil and the development of it's music through the years parallel with world history, quantum physics, mind & body awareness and it's response to music, the rhythms of Brasil, dance and more, all connected in a clear and natural way. Jovino is a
real master and a wonderful teacher. Needless to say, the students were fascinated throughout the class. So was I." - Anat Cohen
"The whole series has been inspiring, educational, fun, fascinating, exciting, surprising, heart-touching, energizing. My ears are very happy! Jovino plays many examples throughout each class. The way he has structured the class & his particular set up makes it easy to hear, easy to respond, easy to ask questions. It's a very interactive process, thoroughly enjoyable. His commentaries are marvelous. Sometimes technical, sometimes anecdotal, sometimes personal. For anyone who ever had a boring music teacher, I'm sorry! For who thinks that a music history class might be boring - AU CONTRAIRE!" - Ellen Hoffman
"What a great pleasure to listen to Jovino not only break down the many unique styles of music in Brazil but put them in their social context as well. So much great music and such an interesting history. Highly illuminating and very grooving!" - Erik Charlston"
"Jovino's class on Brazilian music was brilliant! His deep knowledge about all aspects of the music and its historical context, his ability to demonstrate and his personal experience growing up through many eras make the class rich with nuance and fun and fascinating stories about the artists and times. The class is well organized, well presented, with lots of opportunities to interact and deepen your understanding through the materials he provides." - Gisele Litalien
"Jovino’s political and cultural context, together with close listening filtered through his musical mastery, encyclopedic knowledge and personal experience provided a profoundly rich and fun experience." - Irene Moosen
About the Hermeto Pascoal class: "Simply put, I'm having a blast. Not only are the musical selections and biographical information fascinating, the kind of insight you get from Jovino is incredibly rare. Not only is he a wonderful musician who knows this music by playing it with Hermeto for decades, he has made continuous study and archiving of Hermeto's music a serious lifetime pursuit and communicates with him daily.
It's hard to imagine that there is anyone in the world better qualified than he is to talk about Hermeto's music, or more generous with this information.
If you've ever imagined yourself being interested in Hermeto Pascoal's music, check this out." - Renato Buchert