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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.

Neuroscience of Improvisation

Saturday, February 4, 2 – 4 pm

Neuroscience of Improvisation

ONLINE WORKSHOP This workshop aims to illuminate the neural underpinnings of improvisation and to share neuroscience-based insights for deepening your practice, whether as a performer or listening connoisseur.

Arranging Standards

Sunday, February 5, 11 am – 1 pm

Arranging Standards

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and educator Dr.

Using Lydian Dominant like a Pro

Saturday, February 11, 11 am – 1:30 pm

Using Lydian Dominant like a Pro

ONLINE WORKSHOP The Lydian Dominant scale is at the heart of countless famous melodies and solos of modern jazz.

​​Listening from the Bottom Up

Sunday, February 12, 11 am – 1 pm

​​Listening from the Bottom Up

ONLINE WORKSHOP In this workshop, you’ll learn a powerful method of listening that will help you both “pick out” specific instruments from the mix and hear how all the parts work together.

Jazz Masterclass with Charles McPherson

Saturday, February 18, 2 – 4 pm

Jazz Masterclass with Charles McPherson

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP A very special session with master artist, saxophonist, and composer Charles McPherson.

Bare Ballads – Singing with the Bass

Sunday, March 5, Noon – 3 pm

Bare Ballads – Singing with the Bass

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

Using Modulations to Create Arrangements and Develop Skills for Memorizing Tunes and Changes

Sunday, February 19, 2 – 4 pm

Using Modulations to Create Arrangements and Develop Skills for Memorizing Tunes and Changes

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP World-renowned guitarist and educator John Stowell leads this workshop, demonstrating techniques for creating fresh arrangements of jazz standards and related material through the use of harmonic modulation techniques.

Ear Training for Songs

Saturday, February 25, 11 am – 1:30 pm

Ear Training for Songs

ONLINE WORKSHOP Listen to enough jazz standards and you’ll start to recognize the same recurring building blocks that comprise the bulk of their chord changes.

The Art of the Duo: Structure and Chaos

Sunday, February 26, 2 – 4 pm

The Art of the Duo: Structure and Chaos

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP   Multi-Grammy award-winning trumpeter John Daversa has teamed up with acclaimed jazz pianist Tal Cohen, creating an open vessel of musical imagination and creativity within a modern duo setting.

Lead Sheet Writing – Beyond Basics

2 Saturdays, March 4 and 11, Noon – 2 pm

Lead Sheet Writing – Beyond Basics

ONLINE WORKSHOP Having the skills to write a simple “chords & slashes” lead sheet is extremely useful for all jazz musicians, but for certain performances or recordings, you need more: you need an arrangement.