Tosoff Music Services Jazz Course Summer Registration Form 2004

      A 30 lesson – 30 hour Course for Adults and Piano Instructors in Jazz and Improvisation

     ( Or Optional 15 lesson 2 hours a lesson for a total of thirty hours will be done)

Course is an introduction to blues, jazz, and improvisation. A 30 lesson 30 hour Piano Course for Adults with previous piano experience or Piano Teachers who wish to learn jazz basics, blues progressions and improvisation techniques as well as chord substitutions to enhance a songs character. Some of the ideas used will be closed chords (C-7 to F13, F-7 to Bb13 etc.) with exercises to develop improvisation ideas. Playing these exercises in different keys. Voicing of closed chords, blending in melody line on top. The students will develop their own song out of these progressions.

Other areas covered will be taking simplified jazz standards and use chord substitutions or fraction chords. “Fake”, music will be used to show student how to develop a song from a bare bones approach. Other areas covered will be walking bass lines, Circle of Fifth exercises, and left and right hand comps exercises. The student will gain insight how jazz players approach the songs by analyzing various creative possibilities, incorporating own ideas and arranging song accordingly. Two Binders will be included with course outline and music, sheet music with arrangements, fake music and original music by the Instructor Bryon Tosoff who will give the student any additional compositions he deems necessary.

 Contact Information:

Applicant’s name___________________________________________________

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Jazz and Improvisation Techniques, Intermediate and Advanced studies in Performance of Jazz 30 Weekly Lessons, 1 hour per lesson for a total of 30 hours of instruction (or 15 -2 hour lessons) 

Lesson Times will be specified as indicated below. Missed lessons will not be made up.     

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Terms of contract:

Initial Payment of $200.00 is required as a registration deposit and to guarantee spot by June 21st and forwarded to the mailing address* below to ensure times requested

Balance of Course payment to be made in full on or before July 5 in amount of $1300.00 and be made out to Tosoff Music Services, Course is only payable in a cashiers cheque or certified cheque or money order and is required in Canadian Funds. Cash payments will receive a 6 % discount A Receipt will be issued to the applicant who pays cash. If paying in Cash, Bills no larger than $50.00 will be tendered and total payment is due at first lesson in full amount.     Please indicate how payment will be made

 Certified Cheque (    ) Cashiers Cheque (   )  Money Order (   ) Cash (   ) $1400 

Course Fee $1500 less 200.00 deposit balance $1300 to be paid at initial lesson or 3 payments of $550 may be made over a 3 month period

Please read the following and sign the agreement.  A copy will be given to you for your records.

Once dates are established student is to adhere to schedule, no refunds or make up classes are available. No Lessons will be rescheduled for other activities that interfere with the applicant’s reserved lesson. Give 24 hours notice to cancel a lesson. If instructor is unavailable refund will be pro-rated. Post Dated Cheque required as per instructions. Lesson days and times will be determined between both parties and established

Once Lesson days and times agreed upon student will receive specific dates which must be attended.  No refunds issued after Payment for course is completed under any circumstances unless illness or emergency situation, doctors written explanation may be required.

Applicant’s / Guardian’s Signature (required)

___________________________                          Date: ______________________

I have read and agree to the terms of this contract.

This Document must be signed and dated.


The applicant will be authorized to use all original material as supplied by Tosoff Music Services and Bryon Tosoff for teaching purposes. Material can be reproduced, photocopied, but not  sold or used for publishing,

It is considered intellectual property and can only be used as reference and educational material for the clients own use unless otherwise authorized by Bryon Tosoff of Tosoff Music Services.


Options available for teaching the Jazstyles course once student has completed course and meet requirements:

  License fee is $500 for the teaching of this course. Jazstyles Teacher will be issued manuals at a cost of $225.00 which they will charge student accordingly, teacher should  charge student at $42.50 an hour for course,  For total cost of $1500.00   Publishing of Course must not  be done under any circumstances.

                   Upon Completion of course, Applicant will be issued Certificate and Letter Stating they are qualified      

 instructors in teaching introductory, intermediate and advanced jazz and improvisational techniques.

                   Updated materials and revisions will be issued upon changes to this course. Jazstyles Copyright 2004


*Bryon Tosoff, Tosoff Music Services, Jazz Music Instructor

15690 Buena Vista Ave., White Rock, BC, Canada, V4B-1Z5

 Phone and Fax #: 604-531-9828, Cell 604-785-5706 Email :  Website: