Strategies for Introducing Jazz Improvisation to Your Students

Type of Session: Clinic or lecture with demonstration

Grade Level:  Middle School, High School.

Session Description: (50 word maximum)

Jazz needn’t be mysterious or intimidating. Like all other musical skills, improvisation must be taught, assimilated, and practiced. This session will introduce a variety of fun, improvisatory exercises which can easily be incorporated into rehearsals and lessons. (Feel free to bring your instruments.)

Equipment Needs: an electronic piano would be helpful for demonstration purposes.

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