Teen Town Jazz at Thurnauer Ages 12+

Discover and explore the exciting world of jazz, as listeners and as performers. TeenTown Jazz offers private instruction, jazz combos and big band, classes in theory and history/listening, and frequent performing opporutnities. For ages 12+ and adults.

Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on June 2. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

Renowned faculty – Debbie Keefe Johns, saxophone and Steven Johns, drums (co-directors); Michael Cochrane, piano; Brian Glassman, bass. Past guest artists and clinicians have included trumpeters Jimmy Owens and Wynton Marsalis, guitarist Larry Coryell, saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, composer/arranger/pianist Bob Albanese, and Yankee All-Star/guitarist Bernie Williams.

Jazz instruction and ensemble participation available for saxophone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums, voice, and other instruments, based on audition.

All private lesson programs include student performance opportunities for soloists and ensembles, student admission to all concerts and master classes held at Thurnauer, and accompanist fee.

Choose a 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week.
(Note: 60, 75, 90, and 120 min options can be divided into two lessons per week.)

INTRODUCTORY LESSONS

Do you want to join our Jazz ensemble but don’t have prior experience playing an instrument? Sign up for introductory private jazz lessons to begin studying one and transition into Teen Town Jazz ensemble at a later date.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 1
Learning how to play an instrument the right way is only the beginning. What better way to expand your musical journey than to practice your skills with other students, learn how music is structured OR join a performance ensemble to refine technique and perform on stage? This is an amazing opportunity to become a well-rounded musician.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, or 90-min. private lesson per week
+ And add either an instrumental group class, musicianship class, OR a performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 2
A more comprehensive opportunity to study an instrument, learn about music AND join fellow musicians to perform together.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musicianship class
+ Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS PLUS 3
The most comprehensive program available at Thurnauer for an aspiring musician. Study an instrument of your choice, take a class to learn about music and rhythm AND join both an instrumental group class and a performance ensemble to build skills, refine technique and experience different aspects of playing music.

Choose from 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, 90-, or 120-min. private lesson per week
And Add:
+ Musicianship class
+ Two performance ensembles (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz combo, jazz big band, chamber music group)


    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Add a Secondary Instrument

For students already enrolled in a program at the Thurnauer School, additional private secondary instrument or voice lessons may be taken.

    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Combo

Ages 12+
Play jazz standards in various styles including blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, modern and fusion in a small group of 4-8 musicians, comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop ensemble playing and solo improvisation skills, learn how to express themselves and collaborate musically, and memorize songs, melodies, harmonies and chord progressions. Students also learn basic jazz theory: intervals, chords, basic harmonic progressions, voice-leading, scale theory, and form.  Students observe, listen to, and learn about historical jazz figures, genres, and styles to provide the basis for understanding the evolution of musical trends and ideas.

Teen Town Jazz Combo may be taken on its own without being part of a jazz program.


Minimum 2 years instrumental experience required. Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE COMBO.



30 times on Sundays
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Oct 13, Oct 20, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, May 24
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Big Band

Ages 12+
Play in a standard big band with arrangements from various styles of jazz including blues, swing, bebop, afro-cuban, modern and fusion in a 15-20 piece large ensemble comprising brass, woodwind and rhythm sections. Students develop reading and improvisation skills, with opportunities for section playing, blending, interpretation and soloing.

Minimum of two years instrumental experience required.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE BIG BAND.


30 times on Sundays
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Oct 13, Oct 20, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, May 24
$740.00 Member
$820.00 Public
50JTTB00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.

Teen Town Jazz Combo + Big Band

Ages 12+
Play in both the jazz combo and the big band for a reduced price. See the descriptions above.

Minimum of two years instrumental experience required.

Audition required for new students. Contact Robyn Searles at rsearles@jccotp.org to schedule an audition.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER BELOW UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE BIG BAND AND COMBO.


30 times on Sundays
2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Oct 6 - Jun 21
Except: Oct 13, Oct 20, Dec 1, Dec 22, Dec 29, Feb 9, Mar 8, May 24
$1,675.00 Member
$1,850.00 Public
50JTTA00F9
    
For more information, or to register, please call 201-408-1465.



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