Junior Jazz Summer Camp
Monday through Friday
From July through August
One class a week with a maximum of 12 students
Price: $749 per week
8% discount on additional weeks

Schedule:
Drop Off: 9:30am – 10:00am
Program: 10am – 4pm
Pick up: 4 – 4:30pm
Optional: 4 – 5pm Jam-session with 5 – 5:30pm pickup
Click here for a detailed week overview.

Classes are held at:
New York Jazz Workshop
149 W 46th street, 2nd floor, between 6th and 7th ave.
NY, NY 10036 US

It’s All About Improvisation
Jazz improvisation is the ultimate form of interactive musical expression. It involves listening to the other band members and making a contribution in the context of what the group is doing. Perform and learn about jazz in an environment that is friendly, informative, and FUN! The skills you’ll learn in this jazz camp are vital to your development as a musician, and can be applied to other styles of music, as well as your personal and professional life. The camp is led by a group of seasoned and dedicated educators, with plenty of years experience teaching music to kids and teens. Each week will have a different principle teacher with different masterclass guests.Therefore every week will be a new experience. Please take note that we have one class a week with a maximum of 10 students per week.

It’s All About Improvisation
Jazz improvisation is the ultimate form of interactive musical expression. It involves listening to the other band members and making a contribution in the context of what the group is doing. Perform and learn about jazz in an environment that is friendly, informative, and FUN! The skills you’ll learn in this jazz camp are vital to your development as a musician, and can be applied to other styles of music, as well as your personal and professional life. The camp is led by a group of seasoned and dedicated educators, with plenty of years experience teaching music to kids and teens.

What if I only studied classical music? Classical music is a great foundation for learning jazz. Your classical background will help you create melodic ideas for improvisation and hone your jazz technique.

What experience do I need to have to participate in the workshop?

Students should have 2-3 years of experience with their instrument, as well as some knowledge of scales, arpeggios, chords and notation. Students will be placed based on level and proficiency,
and in each class there will be a maximum of 10 students.

What will I learn at the summer camp?


  • Repertoire: Learn how to play standard jazz tunes.
  • Theory: Gain a harmonic and melodic understanding of chords, scales and key centers.
  • Ear training: Learn how to hear chord types and melodic patterns by ear and notate them on the music staff.
  • Transcribing/Listening: Transcribe a Miles Davis solo from his classic album “Kind of Blue”, as well as discuss other examples of great jazz compositions and improvisations.
  • Improvisation: Create melodies in the moment by applying theory and ear training.
  • Ensemble (Combo): Play and improvise in a small jazz ensemble.
  • Composition and Jazz Connections to Music Today: Compose and arrange an original piece of music, as well as compare jazz music from the past with present musical styles.
  • Performance: Apply the knowledge you’ve gained and sharpen your skills through performance.
  • Rhythm: Learn to play in time and develop a stable swing feel.
  • Jam-session: Have fun playing with other students and learn how to communicate on the band stand.
  • FUN: above all music is fun. The students will learn in a positive and exiting environment while being exposed to a the musical language by experienced, excitable and seasoned educators.

 

What does a day look like?


Classes start at 10am and end at 4pm, with a 1-hour lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30. We do not provide lunch for students. Here is an example of what a day would look like:

9:30am-10:00am Student Drop Off
10:00am-10:30am Ear Training
10:30am-11:00am Theory (Fundamental)
11:00am-12:15(30)pm Ensemble Rehearsal
12:30-1:30pm LUNCH
1:30pm-2:00pm Rhythm and Time
2:00pm-2:30pm Listening Lab (Studious listening)
2:30pm-4:00pm Ensemble Rehearsal
4:00pm-5:00pm Student Pick-Up/Optional Jam Session

 

Safety and Health:


Safety is our absolute highest priority. All our educators are DOE screened and they go through a strict selection process. We follow a sign in – sign out procedure requiring signature and ID. We request a Health Record signed by a Physician and the child’s parent(s). This is a standard form used by all day camps in the NY area.

Q and A:


What is the age requirement?
Students must be 13 – 16 years old.

When are the classes held?
From July 1 to August 30, 2019.

What if I only studied classical music? Classical music is a great foundation for learning jazz. Your classical background will help you create melodic ideas for improvisation and hone your jazz technique.

What experience do I need to have to participate in the workshop?

Students should have 2-3 years of experience with their instrument, as well as some knowledge of scales, arpeggios, chords and notation. Students will be placed based on level and proficiency,
and in each class there will be a maximum of 10 students.

What do I need to bring?
All you need is your lunch, instrument, sheet music and a pencil. We have drum kits, piano’s and amplifiers on site. If you need an instrument, let us know and we will provide some options.
For more information, fill out the registration form or email us. You can also call Marco Chelo at (917) 340-0270 or Marc Mommaas at (917) 449-1809.

Join us for this wonderful learning experience. Register for our Junior Jazz Day Camp today.