Welcome to my site.

(Come back for frequent updates)

Hi All. 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to the current issue with Coronavirus, I am teaching exclusively by Zoom.  Actually, this is working well.  Online Lessons are safe, less stressful, easy to schedule and fun.  My normal price for a 45-minute Zoom or Skype Lesson is $80.  Currently, the discount price is $65.  Please contact me to schedule piano lessons on Zoom.  (408) 234-2364 and  martan@musicmann.com   


Thanks for coming to my website

Thanks for coming to my website.  There is lots of information about my concerts, gigs, teaching activities, JazzSkills for Piano online jazz piano course, JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step  (individual online lessons), blog posts and music below.  I’d love to see you at some of my gigs, concerts or lectures.  Please leave your email if you want to be notified of upcoming events.  Also, I always appreciate your questions, comments and suggestions.

Quickie JazzThought

My newest announcement is that I’ve set up a new YouTube Channel called Quickie JazzThought.  This presents free videos which give deep musical thoughts in a very easily understandable way.  I’ve also upgraded my JazzThought Website with lots of new features.  Check it out to view blog posts, videos, jazz quotes and much more.  I’m also posting new “Morning Musings”.  These are my piano improvisations on some of my favorite tunes.

I’ve just uploaded my first Quickie JazzThought video: “Connecting V7 – I”.  This video gives two accessible exercises which develops a connection to this powerful resolution.  I hope you will visit this video and give me your valuable feedback.  I appreciate it also if you would subscribe to the channel.  Watch for new free videos soon.

Just uploaded a second Quickie JazzThought video:  Time Against Time.  This “jazz thought” gives you an easy, natural, musical way to develop all time-against-time issues.   Check it out.

Exciting News!  New Course!

My newest jazz course is called: Pentatonics for Pianists.  This course is intended to help all pianists develop improvisational skills.  Pentatonic for Pianists is my latest JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step individual course.

Just received word that Martan Mann & Mankind is now available as a station on Pandora and on Spotify.  Hope you can check it out.

Nice Thought . . .

Here’s a nice comment from one of my Australian JazzSkills for Piano subscribers:

“Hi Martan ! Thank you for your course and video lessons. They have been extremely useful to me. I now use your approach when playing.  At the moment I’m playing each week in the State Library centre in Adelaide (South Australia) and it is certainly giving me new musical freedom.”
Stephen

Have a great day . . .

Martan :)


JazzThought of the Day:

“The Metronome Is Your BFF”
Martan Mann

Music jazz improvisation

For More Jazz Thought Quotes by Martan, visit JazzThought.com.

MARTAN MANN’S PUBLIC CONCERTS & GIGS


I want to personally invite you to join me and my friends at the following public concerts and gigs . . . love to see you there.  These gigs are mainly in the San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose & Monterey Bay Area.
Best to you . . . Martan :)

APRIL 2021  PUBLIC GIGS

Corona Virus News:

Great to say that Gigs are starting up now.
Check here to future announcements.

Facebook Live / Zoom Concerts

I am giving special Morning Musing Facebook Live / Zoom Concerts. Check back to this website for future dates.  You can also check my Facebook Page or join my Mailing List for announcements.

Here is Martan’s next Facebook Live Concert:

Here’s a Video Recording of a recent Facebook Live Concert:


NEW GIG:  Martan Plays Solo Piano At Bernardus Lodge

Bernardus Lodge
Saturday,  April 24, 2021 – 6 – 9 pm
I have the honor of playing grand piano in the lobby of one of Carmel Valley’s most prestigious locations.  I hope you can join me.
Bernardus Lodge, Carmel Valley Road, Carmel


San Jose Country Club
screen-shot-2016-11-29-at-10-38-57-amSunday, TBA – 5:30 – 8:30 pm

I’m really looking forward to playing for the fine members of this fine club (members only).
San Jose Country Club, San Jose


Dominican OaksTBA
I always enjoy playing for the fine residents of Dominican Oaks.
Dominican Oaks,
3400 Paul Sweet Road, Santa Cruz


Merrill GardensTBA
I absolutely love playing solo piano for the fine residents of Merrill Gardens (Campbell).  We always have a great time playing the great tunes that everyone loves.
Merrill Gardens, Winchester, Campbell


Westhope Presbyterian ChurchWesthope 2015-11-01 at 10.45.43 PM

Every Sunday – 10 am Service
I play every Sunday for the beautiful Westhope Presbyterian Church in Saratoga.  (Services are currently on Zoom)
Westhope Presbyterian Church, 12850 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga,
(408) 255-0955.