Jazz Instruction


We are excited to be opening our Fall 2020-21 semester on Monday, October 5! Registration is ongoing.

Our model for this semester will be a combination of virtual lessons, occasional in-person lessons and classes, as well as hybrid options. We are following the safety guidelines as set by the CDC and local agencies, as well as parent requests and comfort level. For information on returning to our campus, please visit jccotp.org/faqs. We look forward to having you join us on this musical journey!

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Teen Town Jazz at Thurnauer

Explore the many ways you can learn and play jazz! Available for drums, percussion, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, piano, bass and guitar. We will also consider French horn, baritone horn, strings, tuba and vibraphone.

PRIVATE JAZZ LESSONS

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

ADD ONE OR. MORE CLASSES AND/OR ENSEMBLES:

  • Musikgarten or musicianship class
  • Instrumental group class
  • Performance ensemble (by audition: choruses, orchestras, jazz ensemble chamber music group, percussion ensemble, flute ensemble)

  • ADD A SECONDARY INSTRUMENT
    For students already enrolled in a Young Artists Program at Thurnauer, additional private lessons on a secondary instrument or voice may be taken. Private lesson in music theory and composition may also be taken.

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For information, please call 201.408.1466.

Teen Town Jazz Ensemble (Hybrid)

Ages 12+
Play jazz standards in various styles including blues, swing, bebop, Afro-Cuban, modern and fusion in a small group of 4-6 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. While virtual: Students learn to use technology, including iReal Pro and A Capella, as both learning tools and to create performance videos. iPhone or iPad and bluetooth speaker required.

Watch a virtual performance by four members of our Teen Town Jazz Combo:

Read about our Teen Town Jazz co-directors, Steve Johns and Debbie Keefe by clicking here.

Teen Town Jazz Ensemble may be taken on its own without being part of a Young Artists 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 ENSEMBLE.

30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23
Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC01F0


30 times on Sunday
Oct 18 - Jun 20
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Except: Nov 29, Dec 27, Mar 28, Apr 4, May 9, May 23


Register
$1,025.00 Member
$1,130.00 Public
50JTTC01F0

For information, please call 201.408.1465.