JWA is Sydney's best place for learning jazz. We are a music school and creative community specializing in jazz education, but our teachers also offer classical and traditional lessons. We teach people how to play jazz and run programs focusing on musical excellence through jazz.
The JWA studio is located in St Leonards / Crows Nest, conveniently close to the station and transport. Students of all ages and levels can take private music lessons with excellent teachers in our superb purpose-built venue. Our qualified teaching faculty are all carefully selected as being outstanding players and committed teachers, passionate about passing on the unique joy of music. Our main focus is on jazz education, but it isn't just jazz: we have teachers who teach classical music and exam preparation, etc. Beginners are welcome.
A great feature of the Jazz Workshop is our program of jazz combos: small groups rehearsing weekly under the guidance of an expert tutor with regular performance opportunities. With groups for all ages and levels from 7 years and up, this is the perfect way to put your jazz playing into practice.
We also run regular school holiday workshops including the famous JWA Summer Jazz Camp each January.
JWA was founded in 2007 by jazz educator Dr. Saul Richardson and producer Karen Richards.