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Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, covering a wide range of topics and taught by some of the best artists and educators around. You can sign up for a single session or a short series, depending on your schedule and interests.

Our workshops are available online or in-person, as noted in each description, so no matter where you are, you can join in on the fun. And with a range of topics to choose from, you’re sure to find a workshop that’s right for you. Use the filters below to refine your search.

Drumset Workshop — Building Your Vocabulary w/Dante Taz Roberson

Sat. 3/2: 2–4 pm

Drumset Workshop — Building Your Vocabulary w/Dante Taz Roberson

A leading Bay Area drummer for many years, Dante “Taz” Roberson demonstrates approaches to building your vocabulary as a drummer in any genre.

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.