Jazz Travelers


Time: Saturdays 10:00 am-1 pm
Duration: 15 weeks
Cost: Sliding Scale
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Age: 6th to 9th Grade (Middle and High School)
Type: Jazz & Improvisation
Term Length: Fall | Spring
Schedule: Saturdays at 12:45pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Class Size: 20
Price: $580 | $290 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Prerequisite: Intermediate Level Instrumental Skills
Instructors: Noel Brennan, Jeong Lim Yang, Charlotte Greve

Students learn an eclectic mix of repertoire including blues songs, classics from the Great American Songbook and jazz standards in a wide range of styles such as swing, funk, bebop and Afro-Cuban. Students create and perform their own arrangements, develop confidence as improvisers and gain a basic understanding of jazz theory. Students must have two to three years of experience on their instruments, but no prior experience in jazz is required.

Interested in this class? Click HERE to fill out an interest form.
Jazz and Improvisation

Creativity and improvisation are center stage in our Jazz and Improvisation program. Featuring an array of offerings for students with no experience to beginning improvisers, advanced high school students and adults who are looking to pick up their instrument again, this program is taught by professional, performing jazz musicians in the local and international jazz scenes.

Musicians benefit from working with teachers who perform alongside students in rehearsals in small groups of four to six students per teacher. Students are encouraged to compose, arrange and rehearse their own music in class and develop their skills as thoughtful collaborators. Students in the jazz program perform regularly for each other in weekly forums, semester concerts and at events both on site and throughout the community. Throughout the year, professional guest jazz artists broaden students’ perspectives with a variety of interactive masterclasses and workshops.

Interested in Jazz Travelers? Fill out an information request form.

Registration Info

Do you want to register for a class? 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.

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