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Adult Programs

Welcome to the Jazzschool Adult Music Program! We’re proud to offer a wide range of classes and ensembles for adult musicians of all skill levels.

Our program is designed with adult learners in mind, offering weekly ensembles and classes that run on a quarterly basis. We cover a wide range of styles, from jazz and blues to Brazilian, funk, Latin and beyond, so you’re sure to find something that’s right for you. Plus, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the best jazz artists and educators around.

And if you’re not quite ready for a class or ensemble, we also offer short-term workshops, camps, and intensives throughout the year. You can sign up for a single session or a short series, and you can even attend online if you can’t make it to our in-person classes. Use the filters below to refine your search.

So whether you’re looking to learn a new instrument, develop your vocal technique, study theory and improvisation, or just have a good time making music with others, the Jazzschool Adult Music Program has something for you. We’re proud to offer a welcoming and supportive environment where you can explore your musical passions and grow as a musician. 

Bare Ballads  – Singing with the Bass with Astrid Kuljanic

Sun. 3/3: 12–3 pm

Bare Ballads – Singing with the Bass with Astrid Kuljanic

What happens when you are accompanied by a single instrument occupying the space below so your voice feels suspended in midair?

Improvisation and Meditation: Awakening to Your Musical Mind w/Bradley Vines

Sun. 3/10: 2–4 pm

Improvisation and Meditation: Awakening to Your Musical Mind w/Bradley Vines

Embark on an exploration of the intriguing parallels between the neuroscience of improvisation and the practice of meditation.

George Van Eps: An Introduction for Six String Guitarists with Nick Rossi

Sun. 3/10: 12–3 pm

George Van Eps: An Introduction for Six String Guitarists with Nick Rossi

The consummate guitarists’ guitarist, George Van Eps spent most of life defining and refining an approach to playing the instrument.

Women’s Workshop Jam Series w/Jean Fineberg

4 Sundays, Feb. 25, Mar. 3, 10, and 17: 11 am–2 pm

Women’s Workshop Jam Series w/Jean Fineberg

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP/JAM For four consecutive Sundays, women Jazzschool faculty will lead two simultaneous ensemble jams.

Blues Singer’s Essential Guide – Rhythm and Groove with Pamela Rose

2 Suns. 3/17 and 24: 1:30–3:30 pm

Blues Singer’s Essential Guide – Rhythm and Groove with Pamela Rose

Boost your confidence as a blues singer!

Creative Approaches to Guitar Vocabulary with Tal Yahalom

Saturday, March 30, Noon – 2 pm

Creative Approaches to Guitar Vocabulary with Tal Yahalom

In this mini-concert and workshop, award-winning guitarist, composer, and bandleader Tal Yahalom (NY) will share his unique approach to orchestration on the guitar, expanding upon the traditional functions and uses of the instrument.

Guitar Workshop: Focus on Rhythm (for comping and soloing)

Sunday, April 7, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Guitar Workshop: Focus on Rhythm (for comping and soloing)

Much is made of practicing scales, chords, and licks when studying guitar.

Basic Piano for Vocalists with Kalil Wilson

Sunday, April 7, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Basic Piano for Vocalists with Kalil Wilson

Vocalist Kalil Wilson presents a simplified technique for singers to learn to accompany themselves on the piano.

JAMBAR Presents: Jazz Masterclass with Jeremy Pelt

Saturday, April 13, 2 – 4 pm

JAMBAR Presents: Jazz Masterclass with Jeremy Pelt

Today’s jazz musician has to be more than a practitioner of harmonies and melodies.

Open Heart Open Mind: A Free Improvisation Workshop with Art Lande and Mark Miller

Sunday, April 14, 11 am – 2 pm

Open Heart Open Mind: A Free Improvisation Workshop with Art Lande and Mark Miller

“Free jazz” isn’t free.