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.


Jazz Academy of Music

The Jazz Academy Orchestra will be opening for Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Mardi Gras style gala. This is a pre-festival fundraising event at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Thursday, February 16, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Tickets starting at $165.00
[Black Tie Affair]
Click here to purchase tickets online. 6:00pm VIP Reception - Meet-and-Greet with Delfeayo Marsalis 7:00pm Dinner - The Jazz Academy of Music opening act during Mardi Gras Style Dinner 8:00pm Performance by Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra


Arts and Humanities of MoCo The Jazz Academy of Music, Inc. is funded in part by the Montgomery County government and the Art & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.