Music academy, camps & tours


Enrolling now for term 1, 2017: all instruments & jazz groups. Advanced classical clarinet, including tertiary preparation, now available.

 Thinking of auditioning for jazz at university? About to start year 11 or 12? Get the required experience playing small-group jazz: enroll in a JWA combo for 2017.


Ensembles, Music Lessons & more

At the Jazz Workshop students have the opportunity to learn how to play jazz in one of our bands, under the direction of one of our expert teachers. We also offer traditional private music lessons and individual jazz improvisation tuition.

We are a music school offering both traditional music lessons as well as a unique stream specializing in teaching jazz and improvised music. We provide community and opportunity to keen students of any age and level.

We offer a full range of bands and courses for everyone. See the bands page for details. Talented young musicians can also audition for our high performance program in one of the JWA Academy ensembles. These provide a fast-track to success for the most motivated and talented students in a stimulating, challenging environment.

Not just jazz

We have teachers for students of all levels and all ages. We offer traditional classical, exam-based lessons and jazz-focused lessons.

How to become a better jazz player

Our #1 tip for learning to play jazz well is to play in a jazz band. This is especially effective if you do it as well as regular lessons from a good teacher who can play (and teach) jazz and you practice on your own between lessons. You will improve much faster doing lessons and a band than if you do just one or the other.
One of the most important aspects of jazz is that it is best done with other people. Jazz involves improvised interaction in real-time between musicians. It is a wonderful and powerful skill to have. You can’t practice this kind of responsive interaction by yourself. That makes playing in an ensemble a must.


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