Book with Online Audio

Book with Online Audio




Product Code: SSCAPES

Explorations in Jazz and Contemporary Styles for Intermediate Pianists

Los Angeles-based pianist, vocalist, composer, and educator, JOHN PROULX (pronounced “Proo”), is thrilled to be releasing his first book of piano pieces, Soundscapes. The genesis of this book was birthed from a culmination of John’s life-long passion for music, composing, and arranging. Proulx comes from a musical family and was exposed to folk and jazz music through his parents and grandfather. John was also inspired by the melodic piano music of George Winston in its simplicity, beauty, and accessibility. Proulx’s new piano book is a culmination of his many influences and also serves as a teaching tool for his students. Currently, John is a piano and vocal instructor at Cal State University Long Beach, Cal Poly Pomona, and

As a composer. John has co-written songs for many notable vocalists. Jazz legend, Nancy Wilson, recorded "These Golden Years", a song that John co-wrote with lyricist D. Channsin Berry, for her 2006 Grammy-winning CD, “Turned to Blue”. These contemporary and very playable piano sketches convey a variety of moods and emotions. Includes downloadable MP3 performances for each composition (hear them below):


Be Still
Classical Glass
Day Dreaming
Heal The World
London Rain
Music Box
Sixth Sense