The Jazzschool


The Jazzschool

Welcome to the Jazzschool, the California Jazz Conservatory’s
Community Education Program!

Founded in 1997, The Jazzschool has proudly provided a wide array of music education and performance opportunities to youth and adults in the Bay Area and – with the recent addition of online instruction – far beyond, with musicians joining us from throughout the U. S. and abroad.


Jazzschool Adult Program 

The Jazzschool offers weekly Classes throughout the year for beginning, intermediate and advanced instrumentalists and vocalists. Scheduled on a quarterly basis, terms run for 10 weeks in the Fall and Winter, 9 weeks in the Spring, and 6 weeks in the Summer. Programs range from learning a new instrument to focusing on more advanced topics, including jazz style, harmony, improvisation and more.

  • Jazzschool Instrumental Classes provide study of a specific instrument including saxophone, trumpet, trombone, strings, piano/keyboard, guitar, bass, drums and percussion. A wide range of theory, improvisation, composition and arranging Classes are offered as well. 
  • Jazzschool Vocal Classes provide an opportunity for singers at all levels to work on style, technique, musicianship, recording techniques and more. Performance classes are offered in jazz, Latin, blues, R&B and pop genres.
  • Jazzschool History and Listening Classes provide a forum for guided listening to essential recordings, viewing important films and performance footage, reading source materials and discussing music in the context of our social and cultural history. These classes are open to both musicians and music fans.
  • Jazzschool Performance Ensembles meet in person at the Jazzschool. Ensembles are offered in a wide range of styles and for students at various levels. Performance Ensembles develop a set of repertoire and are featured in the Jazzschool Student Performance Series at the end of each quarter.

The Jazzschool offers a variety of Workshops throughout the year, available in single sessions or as a series. Whether online or on-site, Jazzschool Workshops are taught by professional artists/educators and focus on specific approaches to technical ability, theoretical concepts, improvisation, enhancing live performance skills and beyond.

Young Musicians Program
The Jazzschool Young Musicians Program offers small and large ensemble classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced middle and high school instrumentalists and vocalists.

Camps and Intensives
Jazzschool Camps and Intensives are offered in the Spring and Summer in one and two week sessions for adult and youth instrumentalists and vocalists at a range of levels. 

You may register online or by phone (510.845.5373)

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be guaranteed without full payment. Students applying for courses that are full may be placed on a waiting list. The Jazzschool accepts checks (made payable to California Jazz Conservatory), cash, VISA or MASTERCARD, American Express and Discover. Payment plans are available upon request.

Please contact the Registration Office for more information at 510.845.5373 or