Frequently Asked Questions

 

We've tried to cover a variety of questions commonly asked by parents and new students. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.

Why should my child study jazz?

According to the United States Congress, among other things, "Jazz makes evident to the world an outstanding artistic model of individual expression and democratic cooperation within the creative process, thus fulfilling the highest ideals and aspirations of our republic." By participating in our programs, students are exposed to collegiality on the bandstand, learn the historical significance of jazz as an art form, get exposure to complex music theory concepts through performance of engaging arrangements, and start developing a strong lyrical voice by performing in front of a live audience.

What makes you different than other schools?

The fundamental technique that is taught when learning an instrument is similar in a variety of programs and approaches to music education. However, when the same instrument is taught by an experienced jazz educator, the teacher positions the student toward a successful path of being able to utilize all the technical knowledge in order to master the art of improvisation, acquire important repertoire vocabulary, learn the stylistic nuances of a variety of genres, and last, but not the least, find one's lyrical voice on that particular instrument.

How much do the lessons cost?

To get the most up to date rates, please email us at info@socaljazz.com

What is your billing frequency?

Private lessons are billed monthly. Group classes are billed in 4 sessions: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

Do you charge registration fee?

We currently do not charge any other fees, including registration fee, for our lessons.

Ok, how do I sign up?

Contact us at info@socaljazz.com to setup a time for a free of charge consultation, schedule your availability, show up for lessons!

How do I get a refund?

As a general rule, our tuition is non-refundable. For more information, please read Terms of Service.

I missed the signup period. Can I still sign up?

We do not recommend starting a session past the mid-point, but do understand that scheduling can be complicated. In some cases, at the discretion of the Director, we can pro-rate the tuition. In other cases, we will put you on a waiting list for the next session.

I want to hire a band for my event... do you provide such service?

We would love to work with you on your live jazz entertaintment needs! Please use Booking page to send us more details!

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Address: 14281 Chambers Road, Tustin, CA 92780

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