We offer private lessons as well as group and ensemble classes.
September 2, 2022 – June 2, 2023
Fridays: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Dr. Ray Briggs
Students participate in jazz combos composed of rhythm sections (i.e. piano, guitar, drum set, and percussion) and various wind instruments. Students of all instruments may enroll. Literature for each group may be an assortment of standard jazz repertoire as well as arrangements and original compositions.
Age 12+. At least two years of previous instrumental study required.
Saturdays: 12:00-1:30 pm
Instructor: Sherry Luchette
Students learn to play jazz and blues standards in an ensemble setting. Through guided listening, students learn about melody, arrangements, chords, scales, and jazz improvisation.
Monday – Friday: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Director: Ray Briggs
This two-week course develops foundations of jazz improvisation, theory, and history. Students enrolled in the workshop study with some of L.A.’s great jazz teachers, gain a comprehensive knowledge of jazz traditions, participate in daily master classes, learn to play pieces by jazz masters, and perform in an end-of-workshop concert.
Age 12+. All instruments welcome, no previous jazz experience required.