Why I set up Learn Jazz Piano Online with Paul Abrahams.
The birth of learn jazz piano with Paul Abrahams
Some of you have followed my old learn jazz piano iTunes audio only podcasts over the last few years. A natural progression would be to use video and offer backing tracks. Although this is what I’m now doing, it’s not the reason why I dreamed up ‘Learn Jazz piano online with Paul Abrahams.’ The truth has nothing to do with music!
A while back, I went on jury service. The average time a trial usually lasts is two weeks, In fact, a juror can get through a few cases in this time, or sit around in the waiting room and not be called at all. The trial that I was allocated to lasted nine… months! And if that wasn’t bad enough, this case was about investment fraud. I can’t even add up, yet was forced to stare at balance sheets and listen to the evidence of accountants for weeks on end. After a couple of months I was at the point of insanity. Now I’ll not admit that what I then did to save myself from going crazy took place in the actual court room under the table, because I want you to know that I was paying attention for every single minute of those mind-numbing nine months. So, instead, I’ll tell you that in the lunch and tea breaks I got this bright idea to write a book on learning jazz piano. This book would be based around a web site where you could watch videos, download backing tracks and even do a quiz.
Time suddenly flew by! Working it all out was the easy bit, great fun actually. But I didn’t take into account that I would eventually have to learn to make and edit videos and then find someone that would put my dream together. To be continued…