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Herbie Hancock

Teaches Jazz

Find Your Sound

Herbie Hancock’s jazz career started in his family’s living room, listening to his favorite records and trying to play along. Now, he’s one of the most celebrated musicians in the world. Join Herbie at the piano as he shares his approach to improvisation, composition, and harmony. Gain access to 10+ original piano transcriptions, including 5 exclusive solo performances.


Watch, listen, and learn as Herbie shows you how to take your music to the next level.


A downloadable workbook accompanies the class with lesson recaps and supplemental materials.


Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Herbie will also critique selected student work.

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If you are an aspiring jazz musician, a fan of Herbie Hancock, or a pianist trying to find your own voice on this instrument, this class is a gold mine.

Jonathan PaceAtlanta, Georgia

Thanks Herbie for sharing! I recommend this class for intermediate to advanced level musicians who are looking to advance to the next level in their music.

Phill CPhoenix, AZ

This jazz course is different than any others that I've seen. It gave me an inside look at the fundamental inner workings of jazz. Such valuable information.

Isaiah CruzAustin, TX

An excellent class with several innovative concepts you can immediately start implementing into your playing. Overall, a great contribution to my musical development.

Patrick de PerioNew York



We offer full refunds up to 30 days after purchase.

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Take the class at your own pace and in your own time.



When does the class start?

Herbie's class is scheduled to begin this Fall. Students who pre-enroll will receive early access to the class.

What does the enrollment fee include?

  • Access to every lesson in the class
  • A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps, takeaways, and assignments
  • Membership in an active community of engaged students (upload your own work, or provide feedback to your classmates)
  • Access to instructor feedback and answers in Office Hours
  • You can see more information about what the class includes at

What format does the class take?

MasterClass is an immersive online experience. The curriculum for each MasterClass is designed by the instructor. Each class includes extensive pre-recorded video content, a class workbook, interactive assignments, and community activities. The videos are viewable at any time, and they can be paused, fast-forwarded, and re-watched as many times as you'd like. In addition, many students utilize the class discussions below each video to share their thoughts, upload their work, and provide feedback on others' work.

How long is the class?

Herbie teaches you his approach to jazz in 20+ exclusive lessons.

Is the class live?

Herbie's class includes pre-recorded video lessons, which can be watched at anytime. There will be opportunities to connect with your classmates in the community, which will happen in real-time. We'll announce any community activities to students in advance as they happen.

Can I download the videos?

No, the videos are not downloadable - but they are available in your account, ready for viewing (and re-watching) at any time.

Will Herbie see my work?

We do not guarantee critiques from Herbie. Periodically, we may have opportunities for students to submit work to Herbie. As those opportunities arise students will be notified and given directions on how to submit their work. MasterClass does not accept unsolicited work.

How do I contact MasterClass?

Send us an email at and we'll be happy to help.

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Herbie Hancock

Teaches Jazz

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