ONLINE Teen Jazz Summer Day Camp
‘One group a week with a maximum of 8 students’

Ages: 12- 16 years old
Days: Monday through Thursday
Time: 11am to 3:30pm / optional 4:30
Rate: $425

  • Weeks:
    June 29 – July 2
    July 6 – 9
    July 13 – 16
    Aug 3 – 6
    Aug 10 – 13
    Aug 17 – 20

Click here for a detailed rates, dates and cancellation overview.
Registration/Inquiry: The registration is quick and non-committal through an online form: register
After the payment is received the spot will be reserved.

Schedule/Time:
Program: 11am to 3:30 / optional to 4:30*
*private lesson on topic of choice, additional fee applies
Tech setup: 10:50 – 11pm / our tech support team offers additional advanced assistance.

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 principal teachers and within the week there will be three teachers dedicated to specific segments of the program. Therefore every week will be a new experience. Please take note that we have one class a week with a maximum of 8 students per week.

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


Students should have an absolute minimum of 2 to 3 years experience with their instrument as well as some knowledge of scales, arpeggios, chords and notation. All students are requested to email us a sample of their playing either in mp3 format or a video sample. This does not need to be high quality production, a small clip recorded with a phone or small recording device will be sufficient. On the first day of camp there will be a light written test and a playing opportunity which allows the faculty to refine the level assessment and adjust the content of the curriculum to appropriately match to the levels of the 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.
  • Improvisation: Create melodies in the moment by applying theory and ear training.
  • Ensemble: Play and improvise using online band platforms.
  • 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.
  • Online tracking: Learn the basics of how to record your music online
  • FUN: Above all music is fun. The students will learn in a positive and exciting environment while being exposed to a the musical language by experienced, excitable and seasoned educators.


When is the deadline?


Registration is on a first come, first served basis and level assessment (mp3 or video sample). Class sizes are limited to 8 students and we run two classes a week. It is a small program focused on individual attention and high quality. We encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, as most classes will fill up.


What about the instrumentation in the workshop?


We accept instrumentalists and vocalists. The online experience offers many advantages. We will be using several online platforms that will enable the students to perform in a band setting with the guidance of our faculty. In addition we will be using tracks that the students will make. This is a project assignment with specific parameters used to enhance the learning experience.

 

What does a day look like?


Classes start at 11am and end at 3:30pm, with a 1-hour lunch break from 12:30 to 1:30. All segments are small, dynamic and interactive conducive to concentrated learning. Here is an example of what a day would look like:

10:50am – 11am Tech check
11am to 11:30am Ear Training
11:30 to 12:15 Practice together
15 minute screen break
12:30 to 1:30 Play standards, analyze forms, learn the melody and the chord structures.
1:30 – 2:30 lunch break
2:30 – 3pm rhythmic training
3 – 3:30pm working on an online track (includes homework)
3:30 – 4:30
Optional Private lesson*

*additional fee applies

How do I sign up and what about payment:

To register your child you simply fill in our online form. The registration is non-committal and does not guarantee a position. We will first make sure a position is available on your requested date upon which we request a playing sample, either in a mp3 or video format. This does not need to be high quality production, a small clip recorded with a phone or small recording device will be sufficient.

The placement of the student is guaranteed with the payment. Down-payments are accepted, however the full payment is due on June 15. Click here for a detailed rates, dates and cancellation overview.

 

Q and A:


What is the age requirement?
Students must be 12 – 16 years old.

When are the classes held?
In total NYJW presents for weeks for the summer:

  • Weeks:
    June 29 – July 2
    July 6 – 9
    July 13 – 16
    Aug 3 – 6
    Aug 10 – 13
    Aug 17 – 20

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 there will be a maximum of 12 students in each class.

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