Jazz and Improvisation for Classical Pianists & Singers

Dominic Alldis has been on the teaching staff of the Royal Academy of Music since 1991, giving classes in jazz and improvisation to opera singers and classical pianists. He also spent two years from 1991-93 teaching conducting and composition at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, and gave classes in general musicianship at the Junior Department of London's Royal College of Music from 1993-2001.

In 2006 he directed a two-day "Jazz Singing Masterclass" for classical singers wanting to learn more about singing jazz. This was the first event of its kind at the RAM and the subject of a feature in The Singer magazine. He currently teaches two classes at the RAM, Improvisation for Classical Pianists and Jazz Singing for Classical Singers.

He has also written two highly successful books: "A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Harmony" and "A Classical Approach to Jazz Piano Improvisation", both published worldwide by the Hal Leonard Corporation.

In 2000 he was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.


"I enjoyed immensely discovering new ways of interpreting a lyric and Dominic's encouragement was wonderful..."  

Karita Mattila, international opera singer

Jazz Singing Masterclass