jazz band

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What Jazz Means

I need to start jazz clues soon with a number of students. Help me understand what we mean by “jazz” and how it differs from the accompaniment things (playing all types of chords, variations) we’ve already been doing. I believe Neil talks about perceptions of…

High School Jazz Bands

I am wondering if anyone here has experience with high school jazz bands. One of my student’s parents emailed me telling me her daughter wanted to try out. She is a very talented student, quick learner, hard worker, etc. But she has only just finished…

Reading Rhythm and Reading Notes Expectations

The pacing question has come front and center in my studio as a parent of a private lesson student starting Level 4 (who will soon also begin Reading Rhythm) has continually worried about her son not reading music yet, despite how much she has loved…