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First trumpet lesson for a beginner at JWA

Beginning teaching music lessons

The first lessons: what to do with a new student – advice for starting to teach So you’ve got a new student. Great! Now what do you do? Where do you begin? In this article I give advice for music teachers on those crucial first lessons with a new student. Giving every student the best […]

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Ben Samules, clarinet and saxophone teacher at JWA, St Leonards / Crows Nest

Welcome Ben Samuels, clarinet and sax teacher

We are excited to announce thatĀ Ben Samuels will be teaching clarinet and saxophone at JWA in St Leonards. A marvelous teacher, Ben can help kids and adults alike to become great at classical and/or jazz. He has a B.Mus in classical clarinet from Sydney Conservatorium and in jazz saxophone from Monash University. He is a […]

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JWA intermediate combo young musicians aged 8 to 13 posed in a group

Combos 2018 underway

Our jazz bands are underway for the new year. The Saturday intermediate combo was first, kicking off on Saturday Feb 3, the very first day of term. Most of the members of that band went to Summer Jazz Camp, so were all fired-up and ready to play right from the start. They sounded terrific too. […]

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Sydney Conservatorium entrance

University auditions success

At the end of last year seven of our students auditioned for various university music courses. Most applied for jazz performance, but some were interested in contemporary and improvised music. And they all got in to top courses. Most of them had offers from multiple universities. The universities they accepted offers from included: Sydney Conservatorium […]

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Jazz camp scholarship winners

Two scholarships were awarded to Summer Jazz Camp students this January 2018. The recipient of the major award, the Sarah Waugh Return scholarship was pianist Yann Delaunay from New Caledonia. He was presented his award by sponsors Mark and Juliana Waugh.   Yann is an outstanding musician who fully embraced the life and spirit of […]

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JWA stage band

We put together an “all-star” big band to play for a Parramatta Rotary club function. It was at the Holiday Inn at Parramatta. Everyone in the band was a member of our combos (except for one last-minute substitute, Thanks Lee). It was a 13-piece ‘little big band’ format, playing specially arranged or adapted music. It […]

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10th Anniversary Concert

  JWA 10th Anniversary Concert Monday 28 August Chatswood RSL Club auditorium (Victoria St, Chatswood) 6:15pm. Free entry. Meals & drinks available. Families and kids welcome. Who’s performing? All our students have been invite to perform including everyone taking private lessons and all our combos. Jazz Workshop Australia is ten years old this year, 2017. […]

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