Each day will follow the same routine but each session will have different content...
Morning warm-ups with Nia Lynn. (gentle movement, stretching, yoga-type activities)
(Voice, Brass, Saxophone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums)
Each day one of our tutors will give a presentation about a particular jazz artist, play some recordings and discuss their work.
Jazz Improvisation Workshops
Mixed activity workshops covering various topics, approaches and methods of playing jazz and improvising.
Focussing on one tune per session, offering some improvisation strategies and using play-along tracks to improvise over. Repertoire covered will be suitable for different experience levels. Singers and drummers will have their own separate classes.
Jazz Club: Tutor performances
Jazz quiz and games
When you register on our Zoom account you have open access to all of the live sessions and are free to choose any class to attend without having to pre-register for individual sessions, meaning you can design your own custom program for the three days.
In addition, all of the masterclasses and workshops will be recorded and available for two weeks after the end of the course, to watch and catch up later. This means that when you sign up you get access to all of the masterclasses, workshops, repertoire classes, even the ones you don't attend!
All for the one inclusive fee of £150.
Please click HERE to meet our tutors.
Please click HERE to see the full timetable of classes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I pay for individual sessions separately?
Sorry, but this is not a viable option for us. Your one inclusive fee of £150 includes all sessions for all 3 days.
Does the price include VAT?
We do not charge VAT. £150 is the full and final price.
What is to stop anyone from just sharing the zoom links and inviting their friends to join for free?
We are using the top tier Zoom "business" edition to host our course, which includes a sophisticated "back office" IT system. When you register an email address on our account it recognises you as a member and allows you open access to any of the scheduled sessions, while at the same time restricting access to any unauthorised users who are not members on our account.
It sounds complicated and I don't think I can manage the technology.
Using the business version of Zoom will be no different at your end from using the regular version of Zoom, for which there are many youtube videos to help you. The complicated stuff is all at our end! Also, we will be running a couple of "induction sessions" prior to the course, where you can check in and make sure everything works and the connection is good.
Why are there no jam sessions?
Due to the continued problem of latency across the internet it is not possible for us to run jam sessions online. The delay on the line makes it unworkable. There are clever programs available now which get around this, but they require additional software and hardware at both ends. It would not work if we had it at our end but the student was just using an iPad at their end. Everyone who signed up to our course would have to invest in updating their computer equipment and that is not viable for our 3-day event.
Are places limited by instrument?
One of the great advantages of this online course over our regular summer school is that we are not limited by the number or size of the rooms at the conservatoire, or by the number of rhythm section players in each band. This means places are not limited.
How do I sign up?
Click the "sign up" button above and follow the registration and check out process. You will receive a confirmation email once your payment has been processed.
How do I pay?
Payment can be made by VISA or Paypal in any currency. We are sorry, but we are not able to accept cheques.