Jazz Studies

Private Lessons

CMS offers private lessons for all instruments and voice. For students interested in learning about jazz, lessons will not only focus on building a strong foundation in technique and musicianship, but also teach students about different jazz styles, improvisation, call and response patterns and more. Please contact our Registrar to schedule an interview lesson: (610) 489-3676!

Jazz Ensemble

  • Ages 10+
  • Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm
  • September 12 – December 12, 2018

The CMS Jazz Ensemble is for jazz musicians who have at least two years of experience on their instruments.  Each week will include ensemble and small combo work as well as improvisation instruction. The Jazz Ensemble will have the opportunity to perform at CMS concerts and around the community for special events. Tuition $138/ quarter

Jazz Improvisation for Teens & Adults

Discusses soloing, trading fours, analysis of chords, chord progressions, and forms of standard jazz tunes. Uses of theory, jazz licks, and playing by ear. Some solos by established jazz artists will also be transcribed and studied. Many of the tunes studied will be those in the repertoire of the Adult Jazz Ensemble, which meets right afterward.

Schedule: TBA