Grammy Award nominated jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb is the latest marquee artist to bring his teaching mastery to ArtistWorks.com, a first-of-its-kind online music and art campus that provides members with personalized interaction with acclaimed musicians and artists.
Tens of thousands of members in nearly 100 countries have improved their playing within ArtistWorks' unique online learning communities, which combine unlimited access to hundreds of pre-recorded lessons with the ability to get video feedback from world renowned teachers. There are 25 different online schools - everything from bluegrass, rock guitar and bass, to violin, flute, voice and banjo-taught by world-renowned teaching artists like Paul Gilbert, Nathan East, Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, John Patitucci, Howard Levy, DJ Qbert and others.
Unlike other online video tutorials, which are one-way, teacher-to-student delivery systems, ArtistWorks' patent-pending Video Exchange Feedback Platform represents a new model of personal interaction between members and teachers, which is supported by the near ubiquity of mobile technology. The powerful platform allows beginning and seasoned members to submit practice videos to their teacher using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Their teacher then reviews them and responds with his/her own video containing personalized feedback and additional instruction.
These video exchanges are paired together on the site and made available for all members to learn from, creating a constantly growing, ever-evolving virtual master class online.
Loeb's new online school simplifies complicated modes and scales, and makes jazz improvisation accessible to guitarist from all genres. Loeb, whose career has spanned more than four decades and who plays guitar in the contemporary jazz group Fourplay, says the ArtistWorks platform is liberating for time-strapped teachers and students alike, allowing instructors to be more precise and efficient, eliminating the prospect of meandering, unfocused lessons.
"I love teaching, but because of my travel and recording schedules, it's nearly impossible to schedule traditional master classes and clinics," said Loeb. "When fellow ArtistWorks instructors Nathan East and John Patitucci approached me about this incredible program, I was hooked. It's a brilliant way to get busy artists and students together to interact on a regular basis, and in a meaningful and never-before-possible way."
For more information about the new Online Jazz Guitar School with Chuck Loeb, visit chuckloebguitar.com.