Jazz Ensembles & Rock Bands

Age 10+

Enrollment for Jazz Ensembles & Rock Bands is not currently open.
Please fill out our inquiry form for more information about our next enrollment period.

Jazz ensembles & rock bands offer the excitement of group playing in a relaxed yet challenging setting. Small ensembles (four to six musicians) explore music ranging from straight ahead jazz to classic and contemporary rock. Improvisation is encouraged, but not required. All groups have a performance opportunity at least once per semester.

Jazz ensembles & rock bands are generally appropriate for students who have had at least 2 years of private instruction, or approval from the program coordinator, and are ages 10 and up.

Students are grouped by level, age, and musical interest. A short placement audition is required for new participants.

Class Details


How To Enroll

Enrollment for Jazz Ensembles & Rock Bands is not open. Please fill out our inquiry form for more information about our next enrollment period.

Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

Faculty


John Purcell

John Purcell

John builds on the strengths of each player and forms groups carefully, taking each student’s age,...

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About


Performing Ensemble Classes


Performing ensembles at Brookline Music School offer students the unique chance to work together in a social, collaborative atmosphere to sharpen their musical skills and have fun! Ensemble playing requires members to listen carefully to themselves and each other, building a strong sense of rhythm and meter, and a keen ear for intonation, articulation, and dynamics. Students of classical chamber music will be exposed to new composers, forms, and styles that will expand their musical imagination and knowledge. Jazz, pop, and rock ensembles allow endless group combinations and stylistic possibilities for instrumentalists and singers alike.

Placement in an ensemble is based off of an informal placement audition. Each group will receive a weekly coaching with one of our distinguished faculty members.

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!


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