Grammy Award nominated jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb has joined the teaching roster, at the first-of-its-kind music and art online campus, ArtistWorks.com . The innovative platform provides members with personalized interaction with established music teachers and artists.
ArtistWorks.com boasts a membership in the tens of thousands, from nearly 100 countries. The attraction is the unique teaching model whereby students submit practice videos to their teacher using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. After reviewing a video the teacher responds with his/her own video containing personalized feedback and instruction. These Video Exchanges by teacher and student are subsequently paired together on the site, where they are available for viewing by all members of ArtistWorks.com , thus creating a constantly growing, ever-evolving, virtual master class online.
Thus far, there are 25 different online schools within ArtistWorks.com, from bluegrass, rock guitar and bass, to violin and flute. The world renowned teaching artists include the likes of Nathan East, Paul Gilbert, Mike Marshall, Tony Trischka, John Patitucci, DJ Qbert, Howard Levy and many more.
Chuck Loeb's new online school makes jazz improvisation a breeze to learn, by simplification of modes and scales. A member of the popular ensemble Fourplay (he replaced Larry Carlton in 2010), Loeb's career has spanned four decades. He explains that the ArtistWorks.com platform is ideal for time-strapped teachers and students alike; instructors can be more precise and efficient, eliminating 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.”
More info about the school can be found at Loeb's website www.chuckloebguitar.com . ArtistWorks.com membership costs a reasonable $90 for three months (equivalent to $7.50 for weekly lessons with a private tutor).