JAZZ STANDARDS + IMPROVISATION
Participants of this class will have the opportunity to study Jazz Standards and the Music Theory necessary to support Improvisation. Participation will be limited to “Combo” size to provide appropriate time for each musician to improvise. There is room for up to one musician for each rhythm section instrument, and up to three “Horn” players. There will be one 90 minute session in each week of the term.
- Jazz Jam Session for ages 18+ or permission from instructor
- Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Sept 25 - Dec. 18*
- *Day/time is subject to change. Sessions will be scheduled to meet the needs of the majority of the participants - Send scheduling request to email@example.com
- Jazz Standards & Improv 1.0
- Thursdays 6:30-8pm, Sept. 26 - Dec. 19
- Grades 7-12
- Tuition: $216
Registration for the fall 2019 session open soon!
I N S T R U C T O R : B E A R I R W I N
Bear Irwin began teaching instrumental music in 1970, and returned to teach instrumental music at Mill River Union High School in the Fall of 2003. Before returning to Mill River Union High School, Mr. Irwin taught vocal and/or instrumental music at Enosburg Falls Junior – Senior High School & Elementary School, Bakersfield Middle School, Montgomery Elementary School (’70 - ’74 & ’84 - ’92), Middlebury Union Junior and Senior High School (’74 – ‘76 ), Mill River Union High School (’92 – ’98), and Rutland Town School (’98 – ’03). Bear also taught Senior High Methods and Brass Methods on the Adjunct Faculty of Johnson State College and Castleton State College, and presently teaches trombone at Middlebury College. Bear has done graduate work at UVM, Central Connecticut State University, and Plymouth State College.