Classes for Instrumentalists Courses

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.

Keyboard Basics

In this class, students study the keyboard, learning note names, intervals, chord structures, and musical notation in an easy to Read More

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

Small Ensemble

This intermediate to advanced ensemble is open to all instrumentalists. Students will cover more advanced concepts of literature, including intros, Read More

Get In The Pocket

This is an essential class for the intermediate to advanced vocalist or instrumentalist. With a drummer as the only accompanist, Read More