Profile PictureRon Drotos

Hi, I’m Ron Drotos. I work with pianists and keyboard players of all ages and levels of experience to help them learn to improvise music fluently. I teach all styles including rock, jazz, blues, pop, and classical. My 35+ years of professional experience has brought me to the stage of Carnegie Hall, both as pianist and arranger for the NY Pops, and to the Broadway stage, where I have both conducted and played for shows such as Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Swinging On A Star (Tony nomination for Best Musical), and Fosse. I have worked with jazz greats Chris Brubeck and Giacomo Gates, and compose choral music that is heard in universities across the United States. In addition to performing, I love helping students learn to improvise. It really comes down to learning the elements of music in the same way that one learns a language. Once the connection is made, the music begins to flow. That’s the real magic! I will provide you with musical guidance, encouragement, and the knowledge you need to learn to play piano the way you’ve always wanted to. And you’ll have lots of fun along the way! Visit me at

A Keyboard Christmas Collection


Get Ready To Jam! Volume 1: 20 Jazz Piano Accompaniments with Walking Bass/Rootless Voicings


Evolution of Blues Piano


Essential Training for Jazz Pianists


Get Ready To Jam! Volume 2: 2-Handed Rootless Chord Voicings to 20 famous jazz standards