A critical component in jazz education is developing the ability to play in a small ensemble setting. Participating in a small ensemble is a great experience for developing musicianship skills of playing in time, using dynamics, listening and interacting, all while working on feel, soloing and accompanying.
Playing jazz in small ensembles also develops confidence, collaboration, spontaneity, anticipation, empathy, creativity, working within structure, leading, following, focusing, quick thinking, memorization, and pattern recognition.
Come join the fun and build your jazz performance skills in a guided rehearsal setting. Work on soloing, accompanying, and playing as a group.
Classes culminate with a session-end performance.
The Ensemble is open to players Level 1 and above for the following instruments (only one guitar per ensemble):
Piano Bass Drums Guitar Bass Clarinet Tenor
Acoustic piano, drumset, and amp are provided
Punctual attendance and desire to learn to play jazz/desire to improve.
Students supply their instrument.
Homework is comprised of playing assignments based on the ensemble music and individual needs.
$365 per 10-week session.
Ensemble meets 1.5 hours weekly.
This ensemble meets Tuesday evenings 7:15pm – 8:45pm. Class begins Tuesday, April 4th, 2017. Session-end performance is tentatively Friday, June 9th, 2017.
Registration and Payments
Registration for a small ensemble requires payment in full by the first meeting of a session (unless special arrangements have been made). Seats are filled on a ‘first-come, first-serve’ basis and cannot be assigned unless payment is received. Payments can be made by cash, check, or PayPal options (including credit card).
Please refer to our Policies page for information regarding important information about registration and payment.
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