Each session of The Jazz Workshop meets once per week, and lasts two hours.
We welcome all instruments and have sessions for all levels, from beginner to advanced.
Contact us to find out about current openings and our array of session times.
The emphasis in each session is on actually playing music. Everyone has the opportunity to play for the entire time - no sitting around waiting! We provide the music, which is carefully chosen to match the level of the group. Based on our experience, we try to pick songs that are typically played by today's jazz groups.
Each session has a maximum of five to six students. Our director, Paul Pieper, usually plays with the students and is there to provide helpful advice and commentary about each song.
The participants in each group have an opportunity to play with the same people each week, and to develop as a group.
We provide a drum set, a bass amp, a guitar amp, and an 88-key keyboard with weighted action. We have a large, comfortable space to play in. There are music stands as well.
We strive to provide live performance opportunities for our students, in local venues such as restaurants, coffee shops, and other suitable locations.
If you have any further questions about the workshop, please email Paul Pieper at firstname.lastname@example.org.