Tuba has been part of jazz since its inception. Early on, bands would use a tuba for outdoor playing and an upright bass for indoor performances. Many modern New Orleans style brass bands use the tuba as an integral part of their instrumentation.
Jazz Academy: Private Tuba Lessons
Ages 6 through adult.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
One lesson per week at a reserved, mutually agreeable day and time between student and instructor.
For the best growth as a musician, our private tuba lesson program includes the following optional activities:
Saturday Morning Open Studio
Most Saturday mornings, JCI is open for you to work with fellow student musicians at your own pace. Instruments and amps are available for use. 9:30pm – 11:00am
Student and Faculty Jam Session
The 4th Sunday of every month, Jazz Academy students come together with a “house” band of their teachers in a rich playing and learning environment. Students are coached as they play alongside their teachers and fellow students on the songs they’ve been studying all month. Family, friends, and the public are invited to be part of the audience. 3pm - 4:30pm.
Monthly Tuition (flat rate, no contract)
Weekly 60-min lessons, $250/month
Weekly 30-min lessons, $125/month