Jazz is the highest form of American Art music and therefore has a significant place in our public school music curriculum. While this may be true, some teachers have never experience jazz in high school or even college. At most colleges, jazz instruction is often limited to performance majors who already have had experience in jazz performance. In this setting, instruction is focused on jazz theory and improvisation specific to performance majors. Unfortunately, many music teachers never experienced any type of jazz pedagogy as part of their training.

There is a strong need for more emphasis on jazz education in both the public school and college curriculum. This course has been specifically designed as a means of providing a method for all music educators and students to be successful in grasping and teaching the fundamentals of jazz improvisation.

Included in this course is a positive, proactive, powerful and proven method to teach jazz improvisation with “NO RULES & NO FEAR!” The material in this course is broken down and presented in an practical manner that will equip all music educators and jazz performers (especially those with no or very little experience with jazz improvisation) with the tools necessary to comfortably integrate jazz improvisation into rehearsals and performances.


DR. Grennor