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New Classes at the Charlestown Jazz Academy

Christian Wissmuller • News • August 24, 2021

Learn the basics of jazz improvisation while playing with fellow jazz students!

WHO:
Musicans entering grade 7+, who can read music and who want to advance their playing and improvisational skills. The standard jazz combo consists of piano, bass, guitar, drums, and one or two “horns” (sax, trumpet, trombone, etc.) but there are no restrictions on what instruments may participate. Combo class participants can play saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, vibes, guitar, bass, piano, voice, and drums. One can improvise jazz on any instrument. We are always looking for pianists, bassists and drummers, since those instruments are always in demand in combos!

WHAT:
The total cost is $280 per semester or $70 a month. Fees cover music and other learning materials, an official Jazz Combo polo shirt (worn for workshops and performances). There are a limited number of partial or full scholarships, both need-based and talent-based. Applications for scholarships are by request only. Please email jan@charlestonjazz.com or call 843-745-5908 for inquiries.

WHEN: 
The combos meet for 14 weeks each semester beginning in September. Students will sign up for their first and second choice or three days (Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday) for their combos to meet. Combos will meet at 4:30-6:00pm or 6:00-7:30pm.

INFO + REGISTRATION: JAZZ COMBO
WHO:
Kinder Jazz is a new music enrichment program for children and their caregivers featuring fun, interactive and developmentally-appropriate activities that introduce young children to the world of jazz!  The 45-minute weekly classes encourage families to learn about jazz, and express themselves through movement, singing, clapping, and playing small percussion instruments. Classes are organized into 2 groups, by age: 18 months to age 3, and ages 4 to 5, and are taught by a certified music educator and early-childhood specialist.  Come join us for Kinder Jazz at the Charleston Jazz Academy, because your child is never too young to appreciate jazz!

WHAT:
The total cost is $280 per semester. This can also be broken down into monthly payments of $70 a month. Fees cover music and other learning materials.

WHEN:
Kinder Jazz will meet for 14 weeks each semester. Classes will be on Wednesdays starting on September 8th with Kinder Jazz I ages 18 months to 3 years from 9:30-10:15; and Kinder Jazz II ages 4 to 5 year olds from 10:30-11:15.

INFO + REGISTRATION: KINDER JAZZ
WHO:
For students 5th-12th grade.

WHAT:
The Charleston Jazz Academy Homeschool Band provides an opportunity for students to explore instrumental music through playing band instruments. These include flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba and percussion instruments (snare drum, mallet instrument, etc.)

There are two levels of Homeschool Band. The beginner level is for students with no prior experience on a band instrument. They will be introduced to the instruments and matched with the instrument that best matches their physical and aural skills. They will then learn notation, rhythm and pitch, correct posture and horn positioning, proper breathing techniques, and perform much that develops these skills. The intermediate level is for those students with some previous experience in band. In addition to continuing what they learned in beginning band, they will add to their repertoire of music to perform with their fellow students.

WHEN:
Homeschool Band will meet for 14 weeks each semester. Classes will be on Tuesdays starting on September 7th with Homeschool Beginner from 10:00am-11:30am and Homeschool Intermediate 11:30am-1:00pm.

INFO + REGISTRATION: HOMESCHOOL BAND

Registration for the 2022 Jazz Day for Kids begins today!

2022 Jazz Day for Kids
Charleston Jazz Orchestra + Charlton Singleton

February 1, 2022
10:30am and 1:00pm
Kindergarten – 4th Grade

Join us for Jazz Day for Kids presented by Charleston Jazz Orchestra and the Charleston Gaillard Center. Led by orchestra director Robert Lewis and the Gaillard Center’s Artist-in-Residence Emeritus, Charlton Singleton. Students will enjoy a big band concert and learn about the origin of jazz music.

INFO + REGISTRATION: 2022 JAZZ DAY FOR KIDS
CALL THE ACADEMY – 843.745.5908 OR EMAIL JAN HERE
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