Starting this September (2019) we will be offering small group improvisation lessons. These lessons are:
- Aimed at complete beginners to improvisation
- Primarily for Sop, Alto or Tenor Sax players (at this time)
- Run in a 6 week course, with one lesson weekly
- Designed to be a 'first-step' into improvisation
Run by our resident Jazz specialist Nick Blake, this series of lessons will teach the basic building blocks of jazz improvisation. The small group setting (x3 players) will allow for an intimate and relaxed environment to grasp the basics of blues scales, rhythm and style, and much more.
For many, learning to improvise and play solos is a dream. Our aim is to help get you started with the fundamentals in a way that is encouraging, supportive and educational. Unlike some 'jam sessions' where it can be intimidating with more experienced players, our sessions will be all held with like minded individuals all starting from the same base point.
Who Is It For?
Although the lessons are designed for people who have no improvisation experience, there are some basic playing level requirements to enrol on this course:
- Minimum Grade 3 (ABRSM) standard playing
- Knowledge of G, C & D Major Scales (Alto)
- Or...C, F & G Major Scales (Tenor/Sop)
When Is It?
The first set of 6 lessons are due to start on Sep, 4th. However, depending on demand/availability we may run multiple course start dates if required.
Booking & More Info
You can contact Nick directly via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on the telephone (01628 630 800) if you have any queries or would like to book your place.
The price is £60 and this is for x6 lesssons (£10 each).