- 2017 Workshops & Classes
- Funk 'n' Groove Workshop
- July 19-22
- Rehearsals: 6-9pm June 19-21
Performance: 7:30pm Thurs, June 22 with Mystery Seed
Ages: 14 - Adult
Ability Level: Advanced - Young Professional
Instruments: Guitar, Piano/Keys/Organ, Bass, Vocals, Drums/Percussion, Saxophone, Trumpet & Trombone
Description: This popular class fills up quickly! Students put together a set of funk tunes that are ready to perform in only 3 days. Ability to learn tunes quickly is a must!
- Jazz Improv Boot Camp
- TUESDAYS June 20-August 22
- Classes: 4:30-6:00pm
Instruments: Any Ages: All
Ability level: Intermediate/Advanced/Professional
Description: Experience is key to becoming a good improviser. It takes hundreds of choruses to truly feel confident. That confidence leads to openly creating on the spot, using planned vocabulary successfully & feeling free enough to have reactive conversations with other band members. The class will study 1-2 Jazz standard Tunes each week, working on the melody, chord changes, Solo techniques, listening skills, rhythmic concepts, Patterns in 12 keys & the roles of each member of the Jazz combo. This gives a huge boost to their understanding of improvisation & chord changes. No class July 4th!
Cost: $350 for series or $185 for half series (5 selected dates)
- Jazz Composition Performance Class
- TUESDAYS June 20-August 15
- Classes: 2:15-3:45pm
***No classes July 4th or July 11 - these classes are rescheduled to Wednesdays July 5 & 12 from 3:15-4:45pm
Performance date/time: TBA
Instruments: Any Ages: 15+
Ability level: Advanced - Professional
Description: This class offers serious student musicians and professionals a composition performance series. Topics include: performance ear training, advanced composition, orchestration, melodic analysis and the application of challenging harmonies. Instructor, Ben Medler, will compose several new works for the class. Student compositions will be added. All songs will be video recorded at the performance or in class.
- PYJO Pops!
- TUESDAYS June 27-August 22
- Classes: 6:45-8:15pm
*No class July 4th! - this class is rescheduled to Wednesday July 5 at 6:45pm
Ages: 10+ (older students who wish to learn or gain experience on secondary instruments are highly encouraged to join!)
Ability level: Intermediate 2 school year(s) on instrument or more
Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba, String Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Electric Bass, Drumset, & Piano/Keyboard.
Description: The PYJO Pops- allows talented younger musicians to learn popular Rock, Latin, Jazz, Funk and Film Score music. The summer session challenges students to develop their musicianship, sound, technique and performance skills!
- Trombone Workshop
- July 10-13
- Rehearsals: 12-3pm July 10-12
Performance: 7:30 (or TBA) Thurs, July 13
Ages: All Ability level: Intermediate/Advanced/Professional
(2+ years experience on the trombone) Instruments: Trombone or Bass Trombone
Description: A MUST for ALL TROMBONISTS! This is a trombone masterclass plus a performance in a large trombone ensemble. In addition to preparing large ensemble pieces, students will learn trombone-specific techniques for practicing, warm-ups, tone & air development, slide techniques & approaching all styles of music.(Trombonists with only one year of playing experience should sign up for PYJO POPS!)
- Music Theory
- WEDNESDAYS July 19 - August 23
- Classes: 7-8pm
Ages: Any Ability level: Easy - Advanced
Description: Understanding music theory opens the doors to composition. This class will strengthen music skills, make improvisation easier, lay a foundation for composing, give students a head start to college level music & introduce them to the math side of music. This class is an essential piece of the music track that develops creativity & logic skills. Students gain a global understanding of music while bringing together both sides of the brain.
- Private Lessons
- All Ages / All Levels
Lessons available for Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Drums/percussion, Piano, Guitar, Bass (electric & upright) and Voice. Scheduling & cost is set with the instructor.