Jazz Instrumental Lab – Intro Level (Adults)

Project Info

Project Description

Age: Adults (18+)
Type: Jazz & Improvisation
Term: Fall | Spring
Term Length: 15 Weeks


  • Tuesdays at 7:00pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Class Size: 6
Price: $630 | $315 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons


  • Peter Apfelbaum

Adult students who are completely new to Jazz or want to refresh their understanding of the basics of jazz are welcome to join this intro class. Over the course of 15 weeks students will explore the basic modes for improvising, gaining familiarity with the blues form, and develop an understanding of how to improvise over chord changes. Students will also explore jazz swing feel and familiarity with jazz phrasing. Understanding the roles of the instruments in a jazz ensemble, and exploring how your instrument part functions in a group, students will explore beginner jazz repertoire in a class format. 

This class is ideal for students who have experience on their instrument and can play at an intermediate level. Students who take this intro level class may have the opportunity to join our adult jazz ensembles in the Spring semester, depending on instrument and availability in the class. If you have any questions about whether the Jazz Instrumental Lab Intro Level is the right fit for you, please contact the community music school administrative team at cmsadmin@bkcm.org

Fall Semester
September 12th – January 9th

Spring Semester

February 6th – May 28th

Registration Info

Please call 718-622-3300 to speak to one of our registrars who will guide you through the registration process and answer any questions you might have. Financial aid is available for qualifying students. To apply please contact kris.mandapat@bkcm.org and fill out the financial aid application.

For complete information on our registration process and policies please click here