With expert training to help you improvise confidently over jazz standards and learn jazz without the overwhelm
You’re tired of taking one step forward and two steps back. You’re tired of feeling scared to play with other jazz musicians. You’re tired of feeling like you’re not “talented enough” to play jazz solos you can be proud of. You know you can’t afford yet another year of musical disappointment. It’s time to get help, make a change, and have a real plan to improve.
Thousands of musicians have come to us for help with these same struggles and are now playing jazz better than ever. Just like them, you can:
Hey, I’m Brent Vaartstra, a professional jazz musician in New York City, author, and jazz coach. I’m best known as the jazz musician behind the internationally renowned online jazz education company, Learn Jazz Standards.
I want to help you get on the same path to jazz improv freedom that thousands of my students are on. I want you to feel like you are winning every single time when you practice, and have more fun playing jazz than you ever have before.
That’s why I created a place for you to get everything you need to take your jazz playing to the next level without the overwhelm…
The Inner Circle is a world-class online jazz education membership where we learn one new jazz standard every month so you can improve exponentially even with little practice time. You’ll never be left in the dark with access to courses on anything you possibly need to improve, and a community of like-minded musicians to support and motivate you.
With monthly jazz standard studies. You’ll stop being confused by jazz standards, and feel confident improvising over them.
With access to all of our jazz courses on topics like the blues, rhythm changes, jazz theory, and practice strategy. You’ll never wonder what to do or how to do it ever again.
With access to our exclusive community forums and monthly live Q&A calls. You’ll never have to feel confused about how to improve as a jazz musician ever again.
By getting access to all of our in-depth premium courses and practice programs.
I guarantee you will improve your playing quicker just like hundreds of my current and alumni course students.
Every month you’ll get access to a new jazz standard study so you can learn and improvise over it. You’ll also have access to all of our previous studies.
These transformational courses provide powerful roadmaps for jazz improvement for all instruments.
These Instrument Accelerator courses help you master the technical side of playing jazz on your instrument, so you can thrive in other areas of your membership.
You’ll have exclusive access to our Monthly Jazz Masterminds, which are live Q&A sessions we do every month. If you can’t make it to one of them, we provide the replays with time stamps so you can quickly hear the answers.
The Inner Circle community is your “unfair advantage” for propelling your jazz improvement forward. You’ll get to ask questions and post recordings of your playing
to get feedback and encouragement in a completely judgment-free environment.
You won’t just be interacting with musicians who play your instrument. The Inner Circle community is diverse, with musicians playing all kinds of instruments.
This is a HUGE advantage.
We created our Inner Circle Power Plan course especially for our new members so you can immediately start making meaningful improvements within your first 30 days of membership, even with little practice time!
All of this is exclusively for Inner Circle Members!
Let’s not even talk about the fortune you could spend on music school, or private lessons to get this kind of training and community.
You get unlimited access to the best jazz education and community you can get your hands on.
If you’re ready to stop feeling stuck and start playing jazz solos you are proud of, choose your payment option below and click the button…
We know you’ve worked hard for your money, and it can feel like a lot to “risk” it on a jazz membership that promises big results. We get it, and since we are so confident you will love the Inner Circle when you give it a try, we are willing to take the risk completely out of the equation for you and put it on us.
We are happy to offer a 30-day money-back guarantee from the time of your purchase. If you want to cancel your membership and get a refund, send us an email, and we will give your money back – no questions asked (we’ll even eat the credit card fees). We’ll kindly thank you for giving us a try, no hard feelings.
We promise that we do not make it hard to cancel your membership (we respect you as a human and a customer). If at any time you want to cancel your membership, you can easily do so in your account, or send us an email, and we will do it for you. We don’t ever want you to pay for something you are not using.
The LJS Inner Circle is NOT for everyone, and truth be told we’d prefer to help you figure out if it’s not right for you BEFORE you join rather than waste your time.
Not just a huge library of random content. The Inner Circle provides actual jazz courses, practice plans, and monthly jazz standard studies so you get real direction and results- not a whole lot of overwhelm.
A community of musicians playing all kinds of instruments. It’s not a community of just bass players, just guitar players, saxophonists, or pianists. You’ll not only learn a lot from musicians playing your instrument, but also gain perspective from musicians playing different ones.
A place to learn the way that works for you. Have a lot of time on your hands to practice? Work on one of my in-depth practice programs. Don’t have a lot of time? Work on the monthly Jazz Standards Club study and keep it light.
It is possible that you may have purchased one or more of our courses prior to the release of our membership. It’s important to point out that our courses sold individually cost $95-$247 each. So for many, membership will be a better value if you were planning on purchasing one or two courses.
But it is important to remember that having access to the Jazz Standards Club, 101 Courses (which are not available a la carte), Community forums and Practice Groups adds hundreds of dollars of additional monthly value to your membership. The value of being a member is completely worth it to you, even if you have already purchased some Premium Courses.
100% absolutely yes! You can rest assured that we never process credit cards ourselves. We use PayPal and Stripe to run payments which are industry standard 3rd party services that massive retail and online businesses use for payment processing.
After purchase you will be redirected to a Welcome Page, which will give you a quick orientation so you will feel comfortable navigating the Inner Circle and know first steps. But at anytime you can go to learnjazzstandards.com and click the login button so you can get access to the main membership dashboard.
No! While you will come across music theory in your membership, you will have the tools you need to learn the basics. Our growing list of beginner 101 Courses goes over common theory you will come across in other parts of our membership. In addition, you will have access to our basic jazz theory eBook and Course “Zero to Improv” which will get you going.
Everything that is provided in your membership is geared towards ALL melodic and harmonic instruments. While drummers may not get as much value out of some of the material, bassists, guitarists, pianists, saxophonists, trumpeters, violinists, harmonica players, vibes players, and others of the like will get great value. All courses and studies focus on concepts that ALL jazz musicians need to be working on and will benefit from. All handouts and materials are provided with versions for C, Bb, Eb, and Bass Clef instruments.
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