Classes for Instrumentalists Courses


Art Blakey Ensemble 2

A class covering the history, repertoire, and stylings of Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers. The ensemble performs transcriptions of Read More

Art Blakey Drumset

A class for drummers covering the styles and techniques of Art Blakey. This is an intensive study of a jazz Read More

Advanced Instrumental Ensemble

A performance ensemble for advanced students featuring intensive study of advanced repertoire and improvisational devices.

Latin Piano

This class is an overview of Salsa, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian piano, including montunos, Latin bass lines, comping patterns for Bossa Read More

Nashville Guitar Cats

Some of Nashville’s most famous and most frequently recorded guitarists will be guest artists in this 6 -week class. Each Read More

Drumming With Your Hands

Taught by legendary Nashville drummer Kenny Malone, this class will teach Malone’s system of hand-drumming in simple terms, covering such Read More

Pandeiro Fundamentals

The Pandeiro has earned a prominent place in the musical culture of Brazil because of its pervasive use and historic Read More

Nothing But The Conga

This 6-week class is designed to provide students with the knowledge of conga technique, which is essential for playing Cuban Read More

Guitar Ensemble

Study and perform standards arranged for multiple guitars by Mundell Lowe, Lloyd Wells, and others. In this class, students will Read More

Latin Drumset

For the intermediate to advanced drumset player who wants to learn Brazilian and Cuban styles, this class includes an introduction Read More

Drumset Improvisation

This class covers the concepts and techniques needed to create “musical vehicles,” such as 4’s, 8’s, and full choruses. Students Read More

It’s About Time

For drummers and bassists, this class is designed to center the player’s time by focusing on the role of drums Read More

Solo Jazz Guitar

In this class, students will learn how to combine solo jazz guitar, melody, comping, and bass lines to make music Read More

Jazz Guitar Comping

Specifically geared for the beginning to intermediate guitarist, this class covers many comping concepts, including Drop 2, Drop 3, and Read More

Soul Jazz Ensemble

Study and perform compositions from artists such as Ramsey Lewis, Eddie Harris, Les McCann, Herbie Hancock & Stanley Turrentine. This Read More

Cuban Percussion

This 6-week class will focus on all the instruments of the Cuban rhythm section: conga, bongo, timbales, guiro, maracas, and Read More

Lee Morgan Ensemble

Study and perform the compositions and style of the Blue Note years of Lee Morgan. Students will explore tunes including Read More

The Art of the Duo

In this basic class on how to play as a duo, students will work together on creative arrangements and will Read More

Beginning Jazz Improvisation

This class focuses on the study of chords, scales, modes, simple patterns, and harmonic structure. For all instruments.

Intros and Endings

In this class, students will learn and play the most famous standard intros and endings for jazz tunes. Students will Read More

Jazz Drumset Essentials

This class will introduce the beginning jazz drummer to basic ride patterns, simple Latin patterns, comping, song forms, and brushwork.

Brazilian Percussion

Students in this class will learn the major styles of Brazilian music along with their associated instruments and techniques. Instruments Read More

Brazilian Music Ensemble

Study and perform classic Brazilian songs and styles, including Samba, Bossa Nova, Frevo, Maracatu and Baiao. For piano, guitar, bass, Read More