Author Archive | JWA

Buying a Drum Kit: a short guide

  Buying a drum kit. If you’re thinking about getting a drum kit for yourself or for a young drummer in your family and feel you don’t have nearly enough knowledge or experience to make good choices, the following guide will help you through the process. This guide assumes you’re relatively new to the world […]

Continue Reading 1

JWA students university audition success

A number of our students at the Jazz Workshop auditioned for various tertiary music courses. We congratulate the following on their audition success: Nick Henderson (bass, student of Saul Richardson, Advanced Combo, & SYJO) accepted into Jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Oli Nelson (drums, student of Dave Goodman, Advanced Combo, & SYJO) accepted […]

Continue Reading 1

Gavin Ahearn

Here is a link to a Youtube video of Gavin Ahearn, one of our piano teachers, playing one of his own compositions, Nimbus, at Cafe church in Glebe, in 2008. Gavin teaches on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.  

Continue Reading 23

Term 1 starts February 6

Regular music lessons and rehearsals at JWA resume the week of Monday February 6th. The office will be open for enquiries, bookings and enrollments from Tuesday January 31. We’re looking forward to seeing everyne again soon! Saul & Karen, JWA.

Continue Reading 16

Tour success

The tour group have all returned safe and sound…half our luggage is due back tomorrow morning. We flew Korean Airlines, who were excellent apart from this. Internet access proved to be suprisingly difficult over the past few weeks, and hence no regular updates here. Tour members and their families were kept up to date via […]

Continue Reading 0

January 4 tour update

January 4 and the internet access drought is finally over. The free internet at Travelodge Hollywood was oatchy at best, and crashed the last day or two we were in LA. The hotel in Barbados, coconut court, was simply not telling the truth when they advertised free wireless internet. The same hotel also managed to […]

Continue Reading 2

Tour Day 1 and 2

The 2011/2012 USA and Barbados tour is under way! Day one: the flight over. An excited band and excited families met at Sy dney airport at the brisk hour of 6am. Check – in was uneventful apart from the confusion among the staff at the Korean Airlines counter: “you are only allowed one checked bag […]

Continue Reading 0

Band tour starts

After about ten months of preparation the JWA 2011/2012 international tour band is about to leave for Los Angeles. The whole three week itinerary is on our tours page, but it is LA – Barbados – Miami – Orlando – New York. Most of the musicians in the band came to it through Jazz Camp last […]

Continue Reading 0

Summer Holidays at JWA, and Merry Christmas!

After another wonderful year, our fourth, the Jazz Workshop is on holidays for the summer. Normal lessons and rehearsals resume February 6. On Boxing day our tour band will be coming in for a final rehearsal before we set off on tour on December 27. First stop is Los Angeles and a warm up gig […]

Continue Reading 0

Excellent HSC Results for 2011 plus advice on getting high marks

Results for the 2011 Higher School Certificate exam are out, and all the  Jazz Workshop Australia students have done well in music, many brilliantly. One highlight was Edward Tan, who attended Port Hacking High School. He scored 100% in Music Extension for performance. But there were lots of really good results. Carlo Antonioli scored 97/100 in Music […]

Continue Reading 0

(+61) 2 9966 5468