Family Jam

5:30pm-7:00pm Mondays     All Ages

Family Jazz Jam Jazz Music and Theory for beginners 

 Are you upping your game on your instrument or just curious about jazz?  In this class, we will be exploring 2-3 jazz standards, learning how to take solos, and learning more about the language of jazz.  During each class, we will play through a tune, analyze the music and work on improving our music reading and improvising through the use of various techniques such as basing phrases on the melody or outlining the chords of the melody.   

 Each student will need to have some familiarity with his/her instrument already and I strongly recommend that each student take weekly private lessons on his/her instrument.  Each session lasts 9-14 weeks (Fall is 14 Mondays, Winter is 10 Mondays, and Spring is 9 Mondays) and is 1.5 hours per class.  We meet on Monday from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.   

 There will be one performance at the end of each session, location and time TBA.  This is your chance to shine!  Our last performance was at ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’, a classic jazz club on the Upper West Side, and it was a blast!  Please contact me if you have any questions.

Teacher: Martin Wallace

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Fall 2019: $300 11 days

Sept. 9th,16th,23rd,30th Oct. 7th,28th Nov 4th,11th,18th,25th, Dec 2nd,9th,16th

No Classes Sept. 30th Rosh Hashana, Oct. 14th and 21st

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Winter 2020 : $250 10 Days

Jan 6th, 13th, , 27th Feb 3rd, 10th, 24th March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

No classes Jan 20th MLKD and Feb 17th Winter Break

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Spring 2020: $225 9 Days

March 30th April 6th, 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11th, 18th, June 1st, 8th

No Class April 13th Spring Break May 25th Memorial Day