Cory Henry Workshop
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30-Day solo mastery framework From Grammy Winner cory henry

Learn directly from one of the best keyboard players on the planet WITHOUT spending thousands of dollars on traditional lessons. Save years of unlearning bad techniques and unhelpful practicing routines.

I’ll teach you the key components of theme-driven improvisation and build the foundation for creating masterful solos. I’m blessed to be a 3X Grammy Award Winning artist and want you to join me as I share my expertise, helping you create an out-of-this-world solo.

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Develop your own professional-sounding piano solos in 30 days with one of today's most celebrated and accomplished soloists Cory Henry and Berklee College of Music professor Alain Merville.

Join other motivated piano players from around the world in our exclusive community, use never-before-used AI piano practice technology and create 4 original solo performances!


30-Day Online Course


Flexible; 8-10 hours per Week


Solo & Improvisation Mastery


Intermediate & Advanced

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Meet Your Instructors

Cory Henry

A 3x Grammy-winning artist and a music prodigy. He has been a featured soloist with countless artists including Kanye West, Imagine Dragons, Bruce Springsteen, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With 100+ million views, Cory’s solos are the most viewed improvisation performances on YouTube.

Alain Merville

Founder and CEO of YousicPlay and a former professor at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. Over his 13+ years as an educator, Alain has taught thousands of students and has developed highly effective teaching formulas. He brings a wide range of experience as an educator, entrepreneur, manager, influencer, and cultivator of young talent.




The Step-by-Step Guide to Soloing, On Demand

Learn Cory’s entire, start-to-finish creative process for improvisation:  every idea, decision, tool, and technique. The same soloing techniques he has used in thousands of performances, including his famous Lingus solo that has over 32M YouTube views.

Access the pre-recorded lessons at any time


HANDs-on practice

Put what you learn into practice with hands-on projects. Create your own piano solos with step-by-step assignments, and ‘play-along’ exercises. Monitor your progress as you improve through each lesson.

Interactive piano exercises with real-time feedback


grow with Other Musicians

Share your work, give feedback, and connect with other pianists in our community. Join friendly competitions to win community badges and other prizes.

Connect with & get support from fellow YousicPlayers

Learn how to use harmony and chord progressions to create melody-driven phrases.

  1. Why harmony is a core skill in soloing
  2. Understanding the chord structure of the song you're soloing over
  3. Analyze the chord progression of the song and their functional harmony
  4. Left-Hand chord voicings when soloing
  5. Soloing "within the key" using Tonal Center and Chord tone-based ideas
  6. Arpeggios & Composing Melodic lines
  7. Octave Displacement Exercise
  8. Passing Chords & Phrases (melodically driven)
  9. Reharmonization and expanding from the fundamental chord structure
  10. Understanding harmonic textures that convey different emotions: Hate, Joy, Excitement
  11. Soloing over a reharms
  12. Creating chord shapes and textures that follow the melody
  13. Ear Training Practice for Soloing

Create structure and build momentum by exploring rhythmic syncopations, left-hand & right-hand variations, and musical phrasings.

  1. Why rhythm is a core skill in soloing
  2. Playing the Harmony & Melody in time
  3. Left Hand Comping Rhythms when soloing
  4. Syncopated rhythmic variations demonstration
  5. How to practice syncopated rhythmic variations (using only the melody & chord tones)
  6. Syncopated rhythmic variations demonstration (using lines and arpeggios)
  7. Syncopated rhythmic variations demonstration (using only pentatonic scales)
  8. Combining Left-Hand comping rhythms with syncopated rhythmic soloing variations
  9. Using rhythm to hide "wrong" notes when soloing
  10. Importance of Phrasing
  11. Practice lesson on phrasing

Learn how Cory uses melodic embellishments and runs in his solos to create captivating moments and apply those techniques to your solo performance.  

  1. Why rhythm is a core skill in soloing
  2. Vocal-inspired trills & embellishments
  3. Analyze the embellishments and trills Cory uses (how to practice them)
  4. Combining melodic embellishments, chord scales, and introducing runs
  5. How to combine melodic embellishments, chord scales, and runs to compose a solo
  6. Solo performance demonstration using embellishments, runs, passing chords/phrases
  7. Analyze the 1st & 2nd verse of the solo performance demonstration
  8. Analyze the chorus of the solo performance demonstration

Expand your solo by adding motifs and a structured form that tells a complete story. Finish the class by performing your new solo.

  1. Why structure is a core skill in soloing
  2. Lesson on outlining Cory's structure to soloing
  3. Importance of Motifs & Themes for storytelling
  4. Short & Long rhythmic motifs
  5. Practice creating short & long rhythmic motifs
  6. Short & Long melodic motifs
  7. Practice creating short & long melodic motifs
  8. Developing a theme (an idea) over a longer solo vs a shorter solo
  9. Demonstration of a structured solo
  10. Analyzing Cory's Demonstration
  11. Importance of the spiritual & emotional connections when soloing


$350 off original Price


Lifetime Access to Course Video & Q&A Content | $1,500
8+ hours of educational content from Cory and Alain 
3X the length of Cory’s YousicPlay course ($249)
8+ hours of pre-recorded live Q&As with direct insights from Cory & Alain 
Lifetime Access to Lydi, Our New AI Practice Enhancement Tool | $1,000
Increase accuracy up to 50%
Learn from mistakes at a level you never thought was possible
Get trackable insights about your playing that are objective
No other tool like it on the market
Use this in combination with Cory’s tips to unlock new levels of soloing mastery 
1 Year Premium Tier Subscription to Musician Exchange Online Community | $299/year value
Exclusive talks with industry professionals
Live interviews and talks with instructors
Berklee College of Music Professor theory workshops and Q&A
Unreleased behind the scenes footage and lessons from YousicPlay
Network with other highly motivated artists
Soloing Guidebook Checklist | $200
A checklist that walks you through the key skills
Learn the formula. Make it yours. Explore.
A valuable tool to unlock new potential once you understand Cory's unique approach to soloing
2,999 Value



Melody-Driven Soloing

Developing Motifs & Ideas

Soloing “in the key”

Soloing “out of the key”

Chord Voicing & Comping Rhythms

Passing Chords & Phrasing

Solo Structure & Storytelling

Rhythmic Syncopations

Ear Training For Soloing

Playing Singable Solo Lines

Melodic Embellishments, Trills & Runs

Chord Scales, Chord Tones & Arpeggios

Advanced Music Theory for Soloing

Crafting Your Sound & Style

Workshopping & Collaboration


Who is this course for?

This course is for all intermediate and advanced-level pianists, whether you’re new to improvisation, a fan of Cory Henry, or a more experienced soloist looking to accelerate your growth and expand your skills. The projects are designed so that you can practice and learn at the pace of your own personal abilities. 

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in a month-long learning experience, level up your soloing skills, and finish with a blueprint of your improvisation guideline and 4 original solo performances, this course is for you. 

How much musical knowledge and experience do I need?

You only need basic knowledge of the piano to participate in this workshop. Berklee College of Music professor Alain Merville explains all of the music theory and provides practical understanding behind every concept and technique Cory teaches. This curriculum is packed with information and you’ll likely get different learnings of it depending on your level of musical knowledge.

We’ll provide resources throughout the course to help you:  including pre-recorded Q&As with Cory & Alain, music theory exercises, ear training exercises, performance exercises with real-time feedback, play-along tracks, and skill development monitoring technology for you to measure your progress throughout the entire experience.

Does it matter where I’m located?

Absolutely not. All the video lessons are pre-recorded, allowing you to watch them whenever is best for you. Inside the platform, you’ll see the daily classwork to complete to stay on track. 

The Q&A sessions with Cory and Alain were recorded previously and include tons of valuable tips and instruction as part of the journey.

You’ll get the best of both worlds - many of the benefits of learning in person, all from the comfort of your own home and the flexibility of your own hours.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes. If for any reason you want to refund your enrollment, you may do so within the first 3 days of the course and receive credit back in your account to take a different workshop or class.

Will I have access to the course materials after it ends?

Yes! You’ll have lifetime access to the video lessons, pre-recorded Q&As, full curriculum, and continued access to the YousicPlay community. You’ll be able to use the video as a resource as you continue to develop your improvisation skills alongside your peers and for the rest of your music journey.

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Cory's Exclusive Interview!

Don't miss this intimate and revealing discussion where Cory shares his approach, thought process, techniques, and strategies for creating dynamic and engaging solos. 

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