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Jazz Classes for Youth

Jazz Improvisation and Combos All instruments welcome!

  • Suggestion for all classes "iReal Pro" play-along app ($19.99)
  • $30 registration fee applies for all new students

Questions?  Contact Audrey Morrison, Jazz Studies Director or call 847.905.1500


SPRING 2023

 Spring semester begins on Monday, January 30

 

Jazz Combos • 60 minutes • $343.50 • 15 weeks

Practice improvising in many styles of jazz, including swing, blues, bebop, Dixieland, Latin and contemporary. Emphasis will include learning jazz standards and will provide the opportunity to perform original compositions. Students are placed in small combos based on age and level. Registration is open to students worldwide.

 

Jazz Combo (grades 4-9)

       Thursday          6:00 PM           Audrey Morrison                      Winnetka

Jazz Combo (grades 6-10)

       Tuesday           5:30 PM           Audrey Morrison                      Winnetka

Jazz Combo (grades 9-12)

       Tuesday           7:00 PM            Dave Onderdonk                     Lake Forest 

 

Jazz Improvisation • 45 minutes • $147 annual tuition for students enrolled in private instruction or a jazz combo; $318 per semester for others • 15 weeks

Come explore the world of jazz and jazz improvisation! Increase your knowledge of jazz theory and jazz history and enhance your creativity through “playing by ear” on your instrument. Learn to interpret great jazz recordings through listening and imitation. All instruments are welcome.

 

       Jazz Improvisation (piano emphasis) (grades 5-9)

       Tuesday            5:30 PM           Fred Simon                               Evanston East 

       Jazz Improvisation (grades 6-9)         

       Wednesday       4:30 PM           Juli Wood                                 Virtual

 

Creative Improvisation for Classical String Players (grades 6-9) • 45 minutes • $147 annual tuition for students enrolled in private instruction or a jazz combo; $318 per semester for others • 15 weeks

This class offers students the opportunity to improve their ensemble, improvisational and sightreading skills. Participants will play by ear as well as read jazz arrangements.  Jazz styles will range from New Orleans to Swing, Bebop, Latin, Modal and Fusion. Learn to interpret great recordings through listening and imitation.  All instruments are welcome.

       Monday            4:30 PM           James Sanders                          Winnetka 

 

 Phone consultation required for all Jazz classes. Apply now and Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies will contact you regarding placement. Questions?  Call 847.905.1500