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Private Instruction


Students are required to take fifteen one-hour private lessons per semester. Please the faculty section for a list of approved private instruction faculty. The cost of one credit of private instruction is included in full-time tuition; the rate for private instruction for part-time students is $1,500 per credit and includes the cost of CJC room rental. Private lessons are scheduled on a to-be-arranged basis between student and teacher.
All fifteen hours of private instruction must be
completed within the semester in which the student
is enrolled.

In addition to the 8-credit Private Instruction requirement, students may choose to use 4 Elective credits toward private instruction on an instrument/ voice other than their primary instrument/ voice. For example, a guitarist pursuing a career as a singer/songwriter may take up to 4 Elective credits of Private Instruction in vocal technique.


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The Word

“The CJC provides some of the most in depth study of jazz out there. A core curriculum of not two, but four semesters of jazz ear training and hands on jazz theoryand improvisation, culminating in transcription and analysis of the greatest jazz artists of all time. The teachers are wonderful, organized and communicate concepts in a way that clearly transforms each and every student.”

— Lisa Feldman, CJC Student
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