Dr. Iñaki Sandoval develops a very active pedagogic activity as jazz professor at the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, in Estonia, where in addition to administrative duties as director of the college, he teaches piano and improvisation. Formerly he was founder-director of the jazz department at Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, and former academic director of L’AULA de Música Moderna, member of the Berklee International Network of Schools. He is actively involved in the international academic network, as a council member of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), and board member of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ).

His upcoming book “In Your Own Sweet Way: Developing a personal practice routine, for jazz pianists with application to all instruments”, written with Darla S. Hanley, will be published in 2020.

For information about master class and conferences, please contact here. Some lectures and master class topics may include:

  • Developing a personal practice routine
  • Influences of Impressionism in jazz harmony
  • Jazz language: solo transcription
  • Leadership and the benefits of the jazz approach
  • Entrepreneurship and creative industries
  • Group performance and interaction
  • Improvisation for classically trained musicians 
  • Piano Trio workshop
  • Piano Master Class

Practice & General Topics:

  • Developing a personal practice routine
  • Improvisation
  • Solo transcription: Analysis and benefits
  • Analytical listening
  • Ensembles: Rhythm Section & Soloists
  • Repertoire development
  • Creative Ear Training

For Pianists:

  • Piano Master Class
  • Sound and phrasing – Getting the piano to sing
  • Technique skills
  • Improvisation and language: singing the solos
  • Classical Music for the Jazz Pianist


For Classical Pianists (teachers/students):

  • Introduction to improvisation and the jazz language
  • Harmony and Ear Training
  • Aural interaction
  • Group performance
  • A guide of listening: discography and bibliography

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