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.
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.
Ensemble meets 1.5 hours weekly.
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). Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card.
Please refer to our Policies page for information regarding important information about registration and payment.