The Online UK Jazz School
Summer School
Tues 4 - Thur 6 Aug 2020


Daily Schedule

Click HERE for the full 3-day timetable. 



Each day will follow the same routine but each session will have different content...


9:00am (30min)

Morning warm-ups with Nia Lynn. (gentle movement, stretching, yoga-type activities)

9:45am (75min) 

Instrumental Masterclasses x7

(Voice, Brass, Saxophone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums)


11:30am (60min) 

Listening Session

Each day one of our tutors will play recordings and discuss the works of… Keith Jarrett's European Quartet, The Lennie Tristano School of improvising and Charles Mingus. 


2:00pm (75min) 

Jazz Improvisation Workshops x5

Mixed activity workshops covering various topics, approaches and methods of playing jazz and improvising.

A full schedule of the afternoon workshops is available by clicking HERE


3:30pm (60min) 

Practice time or One-to-One lessons available on request (£50 supplement per 1hr lesson). These can be booked directly with the tutors and further details will be included in the information pack when you register. 


4:30pm (60min) 

Repertoire Classes x4

1: Play-along session for less experienced players

2: Play-along session for more experienced players 

3: Play-along session for drummers with Dave Hassell

4: Sing-along session for singers with Pete Churchill

5: Tune learning


8:00pm (60min) 

Jazz Club: Tutor performances


9:00pm (60min) 

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. In addition, all of the masterclasses and "options" workshops will be recorded and available for one week after the end of the course, to watch and catch up later. This means that when you sign up you get access to all 27 masterclasses and all 15 "options" workshops. All for the one inclusive fee of £150. 



Can I pay for individual sessions separately? 

Sorry, but this is not a viable option for us. Your one inclusive fee of £120 includes all sessions for all 3 days. 



Does the price include VAT? 

We do not charge VAT. £120 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. 

We have dedicated IT support staff who have been exclusively hired for our online jazz course. They will be overseeing everything and available for any tech support issues for the whole 3 days. In addition, we are preparing training and orientation videos for you to watch in advance which cover everything that you will need to know to have a great experience on our course. 


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!



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 no longer limited by instrument. 



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 registration has been processed. 



How do I pay? 

Payment can be made by VISA in any currency.  We are sorry, but we are not able to accept cheques. 



Can I use my deposit from the summer school to pay for the online course?

If you paid a deposit for the 2020 summer school you can leave that on account for the 2021 summer school. Doing so will guarantee your place and mean you pay 2020 prices for the 2021 summer school. If you would prefer a refund of that deposit then please contact us. 


Unfortunately, it creates too much extra admin and accountancy work for us to transfer funds from the summer school across to the online course, which has a separate bank account with online visa payments.