Jazz Travelers


Time: Saturdays 10:00 am-1 pm
Duration: 15 weeks
Cost: Sliding Scale
To Register Contact brian.drye@bkcm.org
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Age: 11 – 14
Type: Jazz
Term Length: Fall | Spring
Schedule: Saturdays at 1:00pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Class Size: 30
Price: $525 | $225 for Students Enrolled in Private Lessons
Prerequisite: 2 Years of Private Lessons
Instructor: Noel Brennan, Charlotte Greve, Patricia Brennan

Improvisation and creativity are at the center of this jazz program, where students learn classic jazz songs and an eclectic mix of repertoire. Students learn 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 develop and perform their own compositions, deepen their improvisation skills and gain a basic understanding of jazz theory. This program features a mentorship model, where teachers and students often perform together.

Students must have a minimum of one year experience on their instrument, but no prior experience in jazz is necessary—only a willingness to be creative, have fun and work as a team.

BKCM offers reduced-tuition enrollment for this class to all students currently taking private lessons. For further details on this program, please speak to a registrar.

BKCM Jazz Program

Through our newly expanded menu of jazz opportunities, pre-teens, teens and adults explore the world of jazz and improvisation, learning repertoire that includes classic jazz standards, contemporary works, original compositions and music from around the world. Students work closely with professional jazz faculty and perform at private concerts, public recitals and community events. With an average student-teacher ratio of five to one, students receive personalized attention in an intimate group setting. Students enrolled in our private lessons may be eligible for reduced tuition enrollment; contact our registration desk for more information. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information contact our jazz program coordinator, Lesley Mok, at lesley.mok@bkcm.org.

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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