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Regional Courses

We know how difficult it can be for aspiring jazz musicians to access support in their local area.  Many students in the past have had to rely on their parents to travel long distances to attend weekend classes at junior conservatoires unless they have been lucky enough to find a local jazz teacher. We also hear from music services and teachers that they would like to be able to integrate improvisation and small group composition into their regular teaching.

Since we first launched our Summer School 2007 we have run a series of regional workshops across the country for students from beginner to advanced. We also lead professional development sessions for staff both at the regional sessions and at schools.

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Our current programme

Coronavirus has stopped our usual live activity but we have a great programme of interactive workshops online.

For details about our summer programme please email our Programme Manager Nick Brown or sign up for our newsletter to hear about our autumn programme.

Alex Ridout

Listen to long term NYJC member Alex Ridout talk about her experience of NYJC’s progression route from regional work to short course and then Summer School.

Alex went on to win BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2016 and study jazz at the Royal Academy of Music.