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JMI Night Classes

WANTING TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY JAZZ BUT CAN'T STUDY FULL TIME?
JMI'S NIGHT CLASSES ARE PERFECT FOR YOU!

About the Night Classes

JMI’s Night Classes are 8-week classes for 2 hours per week delivered by some of JMI’s esteemed faculty. The classes are held in groups of 5 to 9 people within a fun and supportive learning environment.

The classes will give you a better understanding of the jazz language by learning theory and improvisation techniques through performance and jazz repertoire. We teach theory in a practical manner that makes logical sense. The classes are perfect for anyone from a jazz novice, to someone who has some experience playing jazz but wants to build on their skills, to someone looking to study tertiary music in the future and would like to get a head start before they begin study.

Classes Available

JMI’s Night Classes are split up into Vocal Classes, Beginner Instrumental Classes and Intermediate Instrumental classes.  You are able to select which class you wish to be in on the registration form.

The Vocal Classes are specifically for vocalists and are suitable for singers from a beginner level right up to advanced.  These classes are run by Charlotte Mclean and will focus on gaining an understanding of jazz improvisation, connecting to an audience, working with a professional band, jazz theory and vocal technique.

Instrumental Class Levels

The Beginner Instrumental Classes are aimed towards those who have been playing their instrument for at least 2 years, but with limited to no experience in performing jazz or improvising.  These classes are perfect for those who want to learn how to improvise and perform in a jazz setting but haven’t gotten around to it or had the chance.  Students looking to enter the beginner class will need to know how to play major scales and arpeggios in at least 4 keys.

The Intermediate Instrumental Classes are focussed towards those that have experience in improvising and would like to push their current skill set and knowledge with like-minded musicians.  These classes are perfect for those who want to delve into more complex harmony and improvisation techniques without studying in a full-time course.  Students looking to enter the intermediate class will need to know how to play Major, Dominant 7th and Minor scales and arpeggios in all 12 keys.

How the Night Classes run

These classes are on a term-by-term basis. Each term runs for 8 weeks and will have a performance at the end of the 8 weeks at JMI’s very own concert venue, JMI Live, open to family and friends.

COST

The cost for the classes is $440 incl. GST for the 8 weeks.  There will be no refunds available after the first week of term unless the classes are cancelled by JMI.

HOW TO REGISTER

Simply complete the Registration Form for the class you would like to enrol in and either e-mail, post or hand in person to JMI.

Registration Form – Vocal Classes 2020

Registration Form – Instrumental Classes 2020

TERM DATES FOR 2020

Term 1

Beginner & Intermediate Instrumental Classes
Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm
5th February – 25th March 2020

Vocal Classes
Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
4th February – 24th March 2020

Term 2

Beginner & Intermediate Instrumental Classes
Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm
29th April – 17th June 2020

Vocal Classes
Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
28th April – 16th June 2020

Term 3

Beginner & Intermediate Instrumental Classes
Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm
22nd July – 16th September 2020

Vocal Classes
Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
21st July – 8th September 2020

Term 4

Beginner & Intermediate Instrumental Classes
Wednesday nights from 6pm to 8pm
14th October – 2nd December 2020

Vocal Classes
Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
13th October – 1st December 2020