Small-group band lessons that teach jazz improvisation and small-ensemble playing techniques in a band setting. Students learn as they play real jazz music in a band. Rehearsals are in our St Leonards studio.
A jazz combo is a small group, of up to ten musicians. At Jazz Workshop the combos rehearse once per week with an expert tutor. The main teacher is Saul Richardson. Combos give you the chance to apply and put into practice the work and theory you learn with your teacher, and really give your playing a boost. There is a discount for siblings booking in at the same time.
Regular experience playing in a jazz combo almost certainly gives a great advantage in HSC music, and is virtually essential for anyone hoping to get into the Jazz course at the Sydney Conservatorium.
The groups are open to everyone (you don't have to be taking lessons at JWA).
There are groups for all levels and ages. They are streamed by jazz experience and ability, and work through a structured program. The aim isn't just to play tunes, it is to become more and more advanced as you progress through the course.