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Introductory program for the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild

MUSIC WORKS is the introductory program for the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild for ages 10-14.  Course of study seeks to develop consistency, independent study, and preparedness for more advance music instruction.

 

ALL INSTUMENTS PROVIDED:  trumpet, saxophone, piano, upright, bass, trombone, and percussion. The goal of this weekly mobile music session is to get students playing on the first day, cultivating a curiosity in music and igniting their imaginations.

 

BENEFITS:

Students have the opportunity to work alongside "practicing" musicians applying skills in decision-making, strategy building and other productive habits of mind.

 

Sound Minds Concert & Master Class

December 10, 2015

Music Works participants @Henderson Middle School were treated to a live jazz concert and master class.  Artistic Director, Ashby Anderson led the workshop.  Other professional artists were:  Atiba Taylor-saxophone, John Wheelock-bass, and Keith Willingham-drums.

MUSIC WORKS @ Next Up Henderson

November 29, 2015

Music Works provides youth with the opportunity to develop creatively through an interactive music education session. The goal is to get students playing on the first day, cultivating a curiosity in music and igniting their imaginations.  

MUSIC WORKS "INFORMANCE"

To culminate each session, students participate in a Jazz “Informance”,  which is a combination of a masterclass and live performance.  Turning the classroom into an interactive “jam session” where students interact with musicians both musically and through Q&A. Musicians share their artistic insights on the music helping students get further inside the jazz process. From this hands-on experience students are treated not only to a live concert, but to an intimate understanding of the music and what is required of musicians who play it.

 

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The Music Works curriculum provides students with a fundamental understanding of music and exposure to the rich cultural history of Jazz, America’s music.  Music teaches persistence and can serve as a primary source of student motivation.  These habits of mind are among the essential ingredients for creativity and innovation.

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