The Art of Jazz and Improvisation. This ongoing weekly course offers a path for Juniors age 13 to 16, to enter the world of Jazz and improvisation. In a welcoming, safe, highly professional and non-judgmental environment, students will be encouraged to play and improvise. Various devises such as scales, modes, analysis, chord progressions will be demonstrated and a wide and in depth selection of exercises will be introduced with the sole purpose to develop a strong foundation in the language of improvisation. Tunes will include the Blues formats, Rhythm Changes, Jazz Standards and through composed forms. Special attention will be given to stage presence and communication on the band stand.
All materials are in tune with admission requirements as stated by LaGuardia Community College, the Frank Sinatra Highschool, Aaron Copland School of Music /Queens College and similar programs. Our educators are associated with universities and conservatories such as The New School, Manhattan School of Music, Julliard, Queens College and William Patterson.
Get your Senior on the fast track by submitting a non-committal registration form.
The course will include opportunities to perform a showcase their skills in jazz venues around town.
When: Every Thursday from 4pm to 6pm (2 hours)
When: Every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm (2 hours)
Fee: $210 every 4 sessions, click here to learn more about trimester and yearly enrollment for additional savings!
Location: New York Jazz Workshop c/o Michiko Studios
149 W 46th street, 2nd floor, between 6th and 7th avenue
NY, NY 10036 US