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Welcome to the official website of Canadian-born, Rio de Janeiro-based musician and educator Vanessa Rodrigues.  Here you can find info about upcoming shows, listen to and purchase her jazz organ recordings, check out her popular series of Salsa piano instructional videos, and more …

“Canadian keyboardist Vanessa Rodrigues is largely responsible for the re-popularization of the jazz organ scene in Rio!”
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Salsa Instructional eBook!!

**** HOLIDAY SPECIAL!! ***

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With any purchase of The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano (PDF + videos) for $12.99, you can get the Supplementary Play-Along tracks for just 99¢!!

(Offer expires Dec. 31, 2014)

Vanessa’s much-anticipated Salsa piano instructional eBook has arrived!!  
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‘The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano’ features:

  • a step-by-step walk-through of 7 must-know classic montunos
  • an in-depth breakdown of rhythmic and harmonic variations of said classic montunos.
  • rhythm exercises for coordination, independence and understanding the clave.
  • detailed scores of all exercises and montunos.
  • over 40 accompanying video examples.

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Scores and text are easy to read; important points, notes and tips in a vibrant and punchy, decidedly Latin color scheme are featured throughout.

Download ‘The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano’ Now!! >>

You can now buy the “The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano” eBook and accompanying video examples for just $12.99 US through the secure site below:

The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano $12.99: Add to Cart

***NEW: Play-along tracks!!***

Now you can practice every montuno in The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano with this set of play-along Mp3s for only $4.49!

Play-Along Tracks $4.49: Add to Cart

Also available

PDF-only version, video not included , for $9.99:

Click here to purchase PDF-only version>>

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Ricardo Silveira Organ tRio!!

Album now available!

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Recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2012/2013.
Featuring Vanessa Rodrigues on Hammond organ and Rafael Barata on drums
 

Reviews:
musicabrasileira.org>>
latinjazznet.com>>

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Review!

Read a review of “Buckaloose: Live at Upstairs” along with several other albums by Montreal artists, by Peter Hum of the Ottawa Citizen.

9 comments on “Home

  1. My story from Brockville Ontario Canada, was that Vanessa was my very first music teacher .. Not long but inspired me enough to stay committed to learning how to play the piano.
    Thanks for that
    All the best with your music profession
    Jack Henry
    Canada

    • Thanks so much for your comment, Jack. You were a pleasure to teach and I’m very happy to hear you stuck with music!! Merry Christmas and a very Happy 2014 to you and your family!! Cheers!
      -Vanessa

  2. This ebook is so fun!!! its easy to understand, easy to follow, easy to figure out the techniques she’s teaching. As I said before, I wish I had this ebook 20 years ago”.
    Thanks V, for such a cool and valuable tool.

    Ruben
    Michigan

  3. Hi venessa. How are you? I watched ur video on salsa piano. And its really interesting. I am a musician too pianist, singer, song writer. Been longing to get hold of how to play salsa piano then jus yesterday I ran into ur video n so far its been helpful though it hasn’t really sunk hehe am still rehearsing esp those with the big chords with sus and minors n am still slow haha. But I must say u are a great pianist n teacher too. Am guessing u play other styles too. I need u to help me improve my piano playing in salsa n other styles too.

    • Hi there! Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you found the videos helpful!

      If you’re wanting to get deeper into Salsa, you might find my new Salsa piano ebook interesting; it takes you through the fundamentals of Salsa piano in a fun and easy way:

      vrodriguesmusic.wordpress.com/salsa-ebook/

      As for other styles, stay tuned :)

      Thanks again, good luck, and have fun!!

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