Providing an opportunity for intense study of piano music and performance in a unique setting with instructors who are both professional teachers and performing artists.
A Master Class for adult pianists will be held annually. Master teachers, i.e., teachers with advanced experience and knowledge, will give an hour lesson to each participant at an intermediate or advanced level. The pianist must have one or two pieces ready for the teacher to hear and work on with him or her.
There is a fee for participating in the class. For a modest fee anyone may listen to the lesson. Classes are held at various locations.
The next Master Class will be held on,
Sunday, October 17, 2021
The Hull Music Studio in La Quinta, CA.
An application with more information can be downloaded or printed from the button below.
JOHN BAYLESS – Master Class Teacher
Pianist and composer, John Bayless, won a scholarship to the Aspen School of Music at age 15, and two years later went to New York to study with Adele Marcus at The Juilliard School of Music. He also studied at New York University’s Music Theater Masters Degree Program with Leonard Berstein, et al. His extensive performance background includes appearances at Carnegie Hall where he made his debut with the Orchestra of New York in 1980 performing his own piano concerto Badinage and Rhapsody in Blue. He has performed with numerous orchestras and cities throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe. He has received numerous commissions and has performed nationally on PBS TV series.
He has conducted Master Classes at the Juilliard School of Music, Kent State University, University of Houston and The Royal Academy in London.
Mr. Bayless has an extraordinary imagination, sly wit, tremendous musicality and an imposing technique, is an evocative pianist with a lovely piano sound and considerable personal pizzazz. He is an amazing pianist, improviser, composer, entertainer and recording artist.