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Jordan Rudess launches 2015 Online Music Conservatory using interactive technology




Dream Theater’s keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, launches 2015 Online Music Conservatory using interactive technology

October 28th, 2015

Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater keyboardist, educator and instrument designer unveiled today a major update to his Online Conservatory. Entrepreneur and systems expert, Dani Koesterich, led the international design team in creating a state-of-the-art interactive learning experience. This release comes as Rudess is also completing the next Dream Theater album which is due in early 2016.

The Jordan Rudess Online Conservatory offers keyboard musicians at any level of skill the opportunity to learn all aspects of music creation and performance including basic music theory and technique, synth leads and improvisation. In addition there are Satellite courses featuring other instruments and topics.

In addition to Jordan’s successful music career he has gained notoriety as an educator, leading master classes and events at top universities, conferences and corporations worldwide.

Jordan says: I developed the Online Conservatory to expand my reach to music students all over the world. I’m excited that technology allows me to share my experiences and knowledge with people everywhere.

Here are some highlights from the Jordan Rudess Online Conservatory

Sleek New User Interface

Our new UI lets you enjoy the OC, browse lesson materials, and watch exercise videos not only from your desktop and laptop computers, but also from your tablet and mobile devices. Explore lessons on a variety of topics and learn to play some of Jordan’s coolest riffs from any device.

Ask Jordan

Check out our new “Ask Jordan” section, where you can post questions and videos for Jordan to answer (also by video). Ask for help with technique and exercises, musical advice, Jordan’s critique of your band’s performance, or anything else that comes to mind!

Content Updates

New riffs from the self-titled Dream Theater album, including isolated & slowed down MP3s, and videos. Also see our newly added etudes. Much more new content on the way!

1-on-1 with Jordan

One lucky OC member will be selected each month for a 1-on-1 Skype Chat with Jordan. Stay tuned – you could be next!

You Try It

This new feature lets you record & upload your attempts at the exercises and riffs in the OC. Comment, share, and get feedback & tips from the OC community. Monitor your progress and improve your playing!

Master Classes

The OC will soon begin scheduled, live streaming Master Classes by Jordan. Learn from the master himself, in the comfort of your home! Look out for our pre-registration announcements.

Satellite Courses

The OC includes satellite courses by guest musicians from Jordan’s world. Topics range from analog synthesis, to guitar soloing, extreme drumming, programming your keyboard workstation, and more!