Jazz Arts Academy: Jazz Essentials 1 & 2

Sundays • 3-4:30PM

May 2 - June 13

Ages: 13+

Instructor: Jazz Arts Academy


Jazz Essentials I & II will enable students to hone their skills in the language of jazz. Jazz Essentials I will introduce concepts of jazz melody and harmony and the introductory basics of jazz improvisation. Jazz Essentials II will dive deep into jazz performance training. Topics covered will include ii-V-I vocabulary, common scale patterns, advanced scales, and jazz history. Students will leave with an understanding of what -and how – to practice to become a fluent improviser.

Placement will be determined by audition and evaluation.  

Students aged 13+ should have 3-4 years playing experience on their instrument, a knowledge of at least 3 or 4 major scales and be able to read music notes and rhythms.

This course will include six virtual group classes of music theory and performance issues with listening and written assignments. Each student will also receive 3 private, virtual lessons from a professional musician/educator on their individual instrument.

Orientation/Placement: April 25

Classes held Sundays: May 2, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13

Class held through Zoom


A one time $10 family registration fee will be added per season.

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