Private Lessons

The Academy maintains a pre-screened roster of professional musicians in the local area that are qualified to provide one-on-one instruction to Academy Member Students. The Academy provides course guidelines, training, tools and communication facilities to the instructor-musicians. Private instruction on all instruments covering applied music fundamentals as well as, jazz music and improvisational techniques is available. Prospective students and parents may review the instructor roster bios and make a preliminary selection of the instructor(s) that best suits your requirements. The Academy will arrange an interview between you and the instructor(s) to confirm and ensure the selected instructor(s) suitability. The private instruction sessions are offered based the student’s age and level of proficiency on the instrument. Recommended duration for private sessions are as follows:

• Beginners {ages 8-11} 30 minutes
• Beginners {age 12 and over} 1 hour
• Advanced Beginner 1 hour
• Intermediate 1 hour (30 minutes improvisation)
• Advanced 1.5 hours (45 minutes improvisation)
• Company 1.5 hours (1 hour improvisation)

Specific times and locations of the lessons are arranged directly between the student and the selected instructor. Students may however, view instructor availability and schedule lessons through this website. The fee schedule for each instructor has been pre-negotiated by the Academy.


JAE and JAO Rehearsals
Begin September 2017

2017-2018 REHEARSALS:
Starting on or about September 19, 2017

Sligo Middle School
1401 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring, MD


Enrollment Open for JAM Camp and JAM Lab!

Register Now!

JAM Camp

June 26 - July 14, 2017
Monday thru Friday
1pm - 5pm

CLICK HERE for Camp and Lab Registration Form


Residency Check-in:
Sunday, July 9
Residency Check-out:
Friday, July 14

Extended Day:
July 10 - July 14
Mon - Fri
9:00am - 9:30pm

New Camp Location

Takoma Park Middle School

7611 Piney Branch Road

Silver Spring, MD 20910

Due to renovations at Sligo Middle School the first two weeks at camp will be at Takoma Park Middle School. Week # 3 / Residency / Extended Day will be at the National 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.