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Students will build and reinforce skills for participation and enjoyment in playing with others Listening and playing are two sides of the same process, and we'll explore some tools that can help us hear and respond when we are making music together. These tools include concepts and exercises for picking up tunes on the fly as well as for creating

$145
+1450 pts
W.   Sep 17th - Nov 5th, 8pm
Intermediate

Learn how to play a variety of jazz styles from swing to funk. Explore different patterns and modes specific to the jazz idiom.Open to students who have intermediate to advanced instrument abilities.

$270
+2700 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th - Dec 13th, 3pm
Advanced

The goal of the course is to explain the nature of this music through the analysis of compositions by major musicians of that era: Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, etc. Any musician who wants to understand and play jazz today has to know the language of Bebop. The style, born in the ’40s until the early

$240
+2400 pts
M.   Sep 8th - Sep 29th, 8:30pm
Intermediate
Monday September 8 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday October 6 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday November 3 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Monday December 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
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Students will learn how to read and outline chord symbols on their instruments, with the aim of using these outlines in improvisation. Jazz Theory 101 delves into the basics of jazz harmony and theory. This class will emphasize the importance of the major scale, and how it relates to chords, melodies, and progressions found in jazz. This course is

$240
+2400 pts
M.   Sep 8th - Nov 3rd, 6pm
All levels

If you are just getting started, MP 101 helps those who are new to music production understand the technical and creative process in making a beat and manipulating sounds in Ableton Suite 8. By the end of the course, each student will have produced at least one original track. You will learn:Fundamentals of Ableton Suite softwareBasic music theory

$400
+4000 pts
F.   Sep 12th - Oct 17th, 6:30pm
Beginner
Friday September 12 6:30pm - 8:15pm 6 Sessions $400
Sunday September 14 2pm - 3:45pm 6 Sessions $400
Wednesday September 17 4pm - 5:45pm 6 Sessions $400
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In this class you will work through a variety of rhythmic principles inspired by today’s Jazz compositions and influenced by rhythmic concepts found in South Indian, North Indian and African music. We will work on accent points, groupings, mixed meter principles and polyrhythm. The main focus is to strengthen inner time by expanding your rhythmic

$240
+2400 pts
T.   Sep 9th - Sep 30th, 9pm
Advanced
Tuesday September 9 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday October 7 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday November 4 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
Tuesday December 2 9pm - 11pm 1 Session $240
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Learn the fundamentals of music - melody, harmony, bass and rhythm - will also be explored through improvisation via scales, chords, linear and harmonic sequences, song forms, meters, grooves and feels, phrasing, articulation, and much more. The Jazz Improvisation and Theory 1 workshop is open to all instrumentalists and vocalists who have the desi

$194
+1940 pts
T.   Sep 9th - Sep 30th, 5:30pm
Beginner
Tuesday September 9 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday October 7 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday November 4 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
Tuesday December 2 5:30pm - 7pm 16 Sessions $194
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This workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced musicians looking to explore the musical compositions of the most influential musicians of the Modern Jazz repertoire. From the late ‘60s to the ‘80s, musicians such as Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea dominated the jazz world with their innovative styles and

$240
+2400 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 1st, 6pm
Advanced
Wednesday September 10 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday October 8 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday November 5 6pm - 8pm 4 Sessions $240
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Students will learn the essence of Afro-Cuban drumming. No experience necessary. Beginner to advanced musicians will play in an ensemble setting, learning Bolero, Tumbao, Mambo, Salsa, Guaguanco and many more. Get your groove on, and learn conga drums today.

$320
+3200 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 29th, 6:30pm
All levels

The NYJA Big Band is open to intermediate, advanced, and professional level instrumentalists who are looking to play and work in a big band setting. NYJA Big Bands are not merely reading bands. The material is rigorously and artistically rehearsed and performed throughout the year. Participants include professionals who join to keep their chop

$320
+3200 pts
Sa.   Sep 13th - Nov 1st, 12pm
All levels

In The Jazz Improvisation and theory workshop we provides students with the vocabulary and understanding of jazz music theory that is needed to begin improvising with conviction and musicianship. Without the ability to put words together a language cannot be spoken. Students will gain valuable experience playing with other musicians of similar leve

$240
+2400 pts
T.   Sep 9th - Sep 30th, 7pm
Intermediate
Tuesday September 9 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday October 7 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday November 4 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
Tuesday December 2 7pm - 9pm 4 Sessions $240
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This Funk Fusion Workshop is tailored for musicians who want to explore and embrace the repertoire of the many great Funk-Fusion bands that further enriched the history of jazz in the 1970’s and 80’s.Jazz has no limitations, and it can’t be defined by a single artist or era. Garnering inspiration and guidance from the music of Weather Report,

$240
+2400 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 1st, 8:30pm
Intermediate
Wednesday September 10 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday October 1 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday October 29 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
Wednesday November 26 8:30pm - 10:30pm 4 Sessions $240
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Led by Doug Beavers, Grammy winner for his arranging and trombone work with Eddie Palmieri, the Latin Jazz Improvisation workshop is designed to introduce and foster the powers of Latin rhythms and clave in improvisation. Topics covered will include, but are not limited, to:Introduction and discussion of Latin rhythms, clave and their history.Impro

$194
+1940 pts
Th.   Sep 11th - Oct 2nd, 5:30pm
Intermediate
Thursday September 11 5:30pm - 7pm 4 Sessions $194
Thursday October 9 5:30pm - 7pm 4 Sessions $194
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Improv Workshops programs bring together players of similar levels and goals, in an effort to develop as jazz improvisers while working on core repertoire in the jazz canon. Improv workshops are a low-cost and worthwhile alternative to small ensembles, and they are appropriate for any player wanting to work more intently on improv specifics includ

$320
+3200 pts
M.   Sep 8th - Nov 3rd, 7pm
All levels

The class will introduce all the basics of playing ukulele - forming chord shapes, reading music, strumming, tuning and rhythm. By the end of eight weeks you'll have learned multiple songs. Instructors will give you all you need to get started. Class is for absolute beginners. You don't have to have any musical background to begin playing. Don't ha

$249
+2490 pts
M.   Sep 8th - Oct 27th, 7pm
Beginner

The class will introduce all the basics of playing guitar - forming chord shapes, reading music, tuning and rhythm. By the end of eight weeks you'll have learned three songs; "My Babe" by Willy Dixon, "Jumbalaya" by Hank Williams, and "Wanted Man" by Bob Dylan. We'll give you all you need to get started.Class is for absolute beginners. You don't ha

$249
+2490 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Oct 29th, 7pm
Beginner

Learning the cello opens up an opportunity for the student to have fun, learn a great discipline, and have the opportunity to perform the best music ever written. Luke's focus is on the person that they want to be, both as a musician and a human being In teaching the instrument, Luke is  focused on how your mind relates to your body and gettin

$75
+750 pts
Sa.   Sep 6th, 12pm
All levels
Saturday September 6 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday September 13 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday September 20 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday September 27 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday October 4 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday October 11 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday October 18 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday October 25 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday November 1 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday November 8 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday November 15 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday November 22 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday November 29 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday December 6 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday December 13 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday December 20 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
Saturday December 27 12pm - 1:30pm 1 Session $75
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Each week, for eight weeks, one or two new songs will be introduced building in skill level. Ukulele II is perfect for those who know a handful of chords and want to work on new chords, bar chords, more challenging strumming and rhythms. Don't have an instrument? You can rent a ukulele from the studio for only $50.

$249
+2490 pts
M.   Sep 8th - Oct 27th, 8pm
Intermediate

This class will take an in-depth look at the players and styles of pre-WW2 blues and ragtime mandolin. You will learn arrangements and techniques for some of the best songs of the genre focusing primarily on the keys of G, C, and D. Don't have an instrument? You can rent one from the studio for only $50.

$249
+2490 pts
T.   Sep 9th - Oct 28th, 7pm
Advanced

Each week, for eight weeks, one or two new songs will be introduced building in skill level. Class is song based. This is perfect for those who know a handful of chords and want to work on new chords, bar chords and rhythms. Don't have an instrument? You can rent a guitar from the studio for just $50.

$249
+2490 pts
W.   Sep 10th - Nov 5th, 8pm
Intermediate
Wednesday September 10 8pm - 9pm 9 Sessions $249
Friday September 12 7pm - 8pm 9 Sessions $249
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