Jazz for the Classical Musician

“Jazz for the Classical Musician” Lessons are designed with the
professional classical musician and/or band director in mind!

Fellow AFM Members can get 20% off Jazz for the Classical Musician Lessons.

“Jazz for the Classical Musician” is a stress-free, no judgment, supportive environment
where you can try new things, take risks, ask questions, and gain confidence.

Can you answer yes to any of the following questions?

  • Have you always been interested in learning jazz but never thought you could?
  • Do you think learning jazz is too time consuming?
  • Are you a band director who would like to play more with your students?
  • Do you want to play in a big band or jazz combo?
  • Do you love listening to jazz but don’t always know what they are doing?
  • Have you tried to teach yourself jazz but there’s just too much information out there to try and weed through?

Whatever the reason…

I can help!

Jazz for the Classical Musician Details:

  • Musicians on any instrument are welcome – everything from violin to bassoon to french horn to marimba. Jazz is for everyone. You don’t have to play a traditional jazz instrument to learn to play jazz.
  • Lessons are tailored to the individual and cover as little or as much as you desire.
  • I will provide you with clear and concrete ideas / concepts to practice.
  • I can provide worksheets for you to use in the classroom.
  • Note: It is assumed that you have an advanced understanding of your instrument.

Fellow AFM Members can get 20% off Jazz for the Classical Musician Lessons.


  • $25 per half hour when taken once or twice a week and paid for monthly
  • $40 per hour when taken once or twice a week and paid for monthly
  • $30 per half an hour and $50 per hour when taken every other week.
  • Periodic lessons based on availability are $35 per half an hour and $55 per hour.
  • Video / E-mail lessons are available via Skype or Google Video Chat.  Click for more information!
  • Lessons can be paid for with cash, personal check, or via paypal

One Response to Jazz for the Classical Musician

  1. Hi Monica! Saw your ad in The Pitch and thought I’d check out your website. Cool! I would like to ask about the jazz worksheets you mentioned for use in the classroom. Since I’ll be utilizing the union hall in March to be a presenter for the Phx Music Teachers Association (mostly pianists, mostly classically trained), I thought I could pick your brain a bit about some very easy ways to get teachers who are uncomfortable with jazz / improv to actually teach it (to a degree). My goal is to come up with some “60 Second Power Improv” lessons that can be “squeezed in” to each 30-min. private lesson, starting with the babies and going through, say, intermediates. True jazz is hard to teach by people who can’t perform or demonstrate it, so I’m just focusing on the beginners / intermediates with basic concepts. Would love to get some feedback from you on what you find successful.

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