VegasNorthU is excited to host our second annual set of Jazz Band workshops this January 2017 in Toronto, ON, Canada, focusing on teaching the beginner musician how to play with and in a section, individual responsibilities, ensemble techniques and the necessary beginning skills of learning how to read swing and other styles.

This is a great chance for adults to get together and have fun while learning the basics of playing jazz and other styles while performing in a group. Each group will have a performance at the end of their semester.

These 12 week semesters are for those players who used to play a long time ago and wish to get back into playing again and for players in ensembles already who wish to brush up their skills.

This 2017, we are taking on the following instruments:

Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Flue, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano
Please contact us if you are interested in participating in one or more of our 2017 semesters.

"Many musicians do not get the opportunity to perform in a band or group since they feel their talent may not be up to par, their work schedules won't allow the time to dedicate to it or their auditions do not go as well as hoped when they try out; hence why these workshop clinics were designed"

The Workshops are designed for the beginner adult musician to have a ton of fun rehearsing great charts. Ensemble blending, timing, stylistic interpretation, reading and balance techniques is only a few topics covered in these workshops.

VegasNorthU's 2017 Beginner Jazz Band Workshops

Semester 1 - January 12 -- March 30 (12 Week)
Semester 2 - April 06 -- June 22 (12 Week)
Semester 3 - (*Summer) - July 13 -- August 31 (8 Week)
Semester 4 - September 07 -- November 23 (12 Week)

Breakdown of Fees
$30 per 2 hour workshop.
These fees will help cover the costs for the rehearsal clinic space, use of custom designed charts via VegasNorthU, the costs of outside clinicians and also the conductor.

***If a member/new member wishes to register in advance for two or more semesters throughout the year, please contact us to qualify for our loyalty discounts. One Semester - $360, Half Year -*$540 (2 Semesters), Full Year - $720 (4 Semesters). Group discounts also available. Contact us for more details *Does not have to be consecutive.

Thursday Evenings 7 pm - 9 pm

The group size can and will vary depending on everyone's schedules from week to week but each week will include individual attention as well as full ensemble workouts.

All rehearsals are at The Rehearsal Factory on 330 Geary Ave Toronto ON

The 2016 Workshops are concluded and went extremely well so we encourage those interested to reach us for a spot this 2017. For more details
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