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


SUMMER 2022

 

JAZZ COMBOS

6 weeks • 60 minutes  • $133

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.

 

Jazz Combo (grade 6 – 9) – for students with beginner or intermediate experience in jazz.

Thursday     6:00 pm   Audrey Morrison    Winnetka  

 

Jazz Combo (grade 8 – 12) – for students with beginner or intermediate experience in jazz.

TBD           TBD                                        Lake Forest

 

Jazz Combo (grade 9 – college) – for students with at least two years prior experience in jazz and an intermediate to advanced level in jazz improvisation.

Thursday     7:00 pm   Audrey Morrison    Winnetka   

 

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


                                  

JAZZ IMPROVISATION

6 weeks • 45 minutes • $122 ($40 if registered for a combo)

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 and voice are welcome. 

 

Jazz Improvisation (grade 9 – college) – for students with at least two years prior experience in jazz and an intermediate to advanced level in jazz improvisation.

Thursday      8:00 pm   Audrey Morrison  Winnetka                                          

 

Jazz Improvisation for Beginners (grades 6-9) – for students beginning to explore jazz and jazz improvisation.                                         

Tuesday           5:30 pm        Fred Simon            Evanston East with Zoom option       

 

NEW! Creative Improvisation for Classical String Players (grades 6-9) – for students at Suzuki Book 3 level and above

Friday              3:00 pm        James Sanders     Winnetka                                            

 

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


FALL 2022

 

NEW! Jazz Explorers - Jazz and Blues for Kids • 45 minutes • $300 • 15 weeks

 Introduce your kids to jazz and blues greats like Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Muddy Waters, Louis Armstrong, and more! This lively class uses stories and songs to teach key musical concepts while encouraging kids to explore and express their feelings through music. Through imitation, students will play and sing jazz and blues rhythms and melodies and have opportunities to express with art while listening to music.

 

Ages 4-6          

       Tuesday            4:30 PM           Wendy Morgan             Evanston 

Ages 7-9

       Tuesday            5:15 PM           Wendy Morgan             Evanston 

 

Jazz Combos • 60 minutes • $343.50 • 15 weeks

Explore your musical creativity in an online group platform! 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. Phone consultation required. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.

 

Jazz Combo (grades 4-9)

       Thursday          6:00 PM           Audrey Morrison                      Winnetka

Jazz Combo (grades 9-12)

       TBD                 TBD                 TBD                                         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. Phone consultation required. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.

 

       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. Phone consultation required to ensure proper placement. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies at for placement.

       Monday            4:30 PM           James Sanders                          Winnetka 

 

Ambassador Big Band and Improvisation (grades 9-adult) • 90 minutes • $420 • 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. Phone consultation required to ensure proper placement. Contact Audrey Morrison, Director of Jazz Studies for placement.

        Thursday          7:00 PM           Audrey Morrison                      Winnetka 

 

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