JMI School Workshops & Classes

Jazz Performance Demonstrations

JMI is offering a FREE 1-hour performance demonstration for high school students at your high school.

The demonstrations will be delivered by alumni and current students of JMI.  We will bring out a jazz quintet to perform for students with a Q&A session afterwards and look to have the students jam with our alumni if there is time. The group will perform a 30-40 minute set of jazz standards, going through the progression of styles in jazz from New Orleans to New York and beyond. The group will then take a 20-30 minute Q&A session with the students.

This is a great way to expose your students to jazz music performed by young musicians only a few years older than them. If you’re running a jazz unit as part of your high school curriculum in classroom music, this is the perfect way to get your students engaged with the content. We can also help look at the practical application of the assessment your students may have to do for their jazz unit.

These workshops are FREE for high schools and can run any time that is suitable for your students.

School Improvisation Workshops

JMI is offering 2-hour improvisation workshops with a member of our esteemed faculty.  We can deliver the workshop at any time that suits the high school and can be catered towards the proficiency and current knowledge of your students, whether they are beginner, intermediate or advanced.

Topics include:

  • Basic building blocks of harmony
  • Improvising through chord progressions
  • Using syncopation and rhythm in improvisation

The 2-hour improvisation workshop will cost $330 incl GST plus a travel fee for schools outside the Greater Brisbane region. The improvisation workshop is perfect for all high school music students, whether you’re running a big band and want your students to learn how to improvise solos, to classroom music students who are wanting to learn how to improvise better over any style of music.

For further information regarding having a performance demonstration or an improvisation workshop at your school, please contact us on (07) 3216 1110 or via this form below :

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