UPDATE: 7-22-20: Enrollment for the "Virtually Free" Workshop Has Closed
We have reached our course capacity for the time being,
but we will offer a new course in late August/September!
To find out more about accessing the materials, please email
or join our email list for future updates!
4 weeks of online asynchronous online course material offered between July 6 through July 31 with two one hour live sessions per week to support the content. Live sessions will also be recorded for all participants to review. For newcomers beyond the start date, we will continue offering monthly clinics and content updates throughout the Fall. Starting in August, we will do one live session or clinic per month until December, 2020.
Our 2020 Summer participants will have access to all 3 levels of lessons per week: Fundamental, Intermediate and Advanced Improvisation Skills. Summer participants will continue to receive access for our Fall 2020 clinics, email tips, and any updates provided to the content.
COURSE LIVE & VIDEO CLINICIANS:
Live Clinics: Marcus Printup, 7/10 - Danny Janklow, 7/17 - Tony Austin, 7/24 - Bob Hackett, 7/31
Video Clinicians: Henry Beal, Bass - Gary Fukushima, Piano - Adam Hersh, Piano - Marcel Camargo, Guitar - Tony Austin, Drums - Kevin van den Elzen, Drums Jason Harnell, Drums
Asynchronous (self-paced) materials will allow students to work at their own convenience via our Teachable course. Live group sessions in July will be conducted on Mondays at 4pm PT and Fridays at 11am PT. Sessions will also be recorded for any student who might not be able to attend.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
Each week course content will be posted focusing on fundamental, intermediate and advanced concepts for Jazz Improvisation. An emphasis will be placed on listening, transcribing, history, and applying ideas directly from legendary Jazz Masters into their own solos along with connecting the material to Jazz Theory. Every lesson will include 3 approaches: Fundamental, Intermediate, and Advanced soloing techniques that give each weekly lesson 3 different student activities.
A sample of the July weekly schedule is as follows:
Monday: New content is posted on Teachable for the week followed by a live session for questions and support.
Tuesday through Thursday: Students practice the content and submit recordings for feedback.
Friday: A wrap-up session on the current week's content.
RECOMMENDED COURSE MATERIALS: An internet connection, computer and a device/microphone to record with.
SUGGESTED TUITION: $200 We are not a non-profit and are not able to provide receipts for tax-deduction purposes, but we don't want to discourage anyone from participating. For the launch of our online program during these times please feel free to contribute any amount you can when you register.