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Edinburgh Jazz School - Online

Edinburgh Jazz School Online

Due to the current Covid-19 public health emergency, we're moving all our Edinburgh Jazz School tuition online. 

Edinburgh Jazz School will run online, as a series of 8 Zoom sessions led by Fergus McCreadie, Joe Williamson, David Bowden, and other young professionals from the Scottish Jazz Scene.

Via Zoom, they'll lead small groups in masterclasses based around simple principles of jazz performance and improvisation, as well as larger group sessions to improve your timekeeping, rhythm, harmony and ear.

Each session will be between 60-90 mins, and run Saturdays from 11am; following a curriculum of jazz standards and techniques delevoped by the tutors, and released in the coming days.


Saturday, April 18, 2020 (Free Technical equipment test session via Zoom)
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - Week 1
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - Week 2
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - Week 3
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - Week 4
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - HALF TERM
Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Week 5
Saturday, June 6, 2020 - Week 6
Saturday, June 13, 2020 - Week 7
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - Week 8 (Performance recording day!)

We have space for 20ish pupils; The 8 sessions will cost £40 total (only £5 a lesson), with discounts and scholarships for young people looking to progress in Jazz.

It will require the use of the iReal Pro app or similar, to give you something to play along to at home to combat the inherent latency of internet VoIP protocals. It's available to download on all mobile, tablets or Laptops, for £10~, and has a library of 1200+ jazz standard chord sequences, in every key/tempo/style; it's an invaluable tool for practicing and gigging, and so is an investment well worth making. We are in talks with iReal to gain some educational discounts if you are in real financial difficulty to afford the app - just get in touch to discuss (

To register your interest, please fill out the form below:

We'll then be in touch with how to pay the fee, and Zoom meeting details. 

Teaching via Zoom

You can find clear simple information on using the zoom app, and how to get it on your computer/device, on our handy guide:

How to use Zoom!

Edinburgh Jazz School - Online videos

See all our online Edinburgh Jazz School teaching videos via the link below as a Youtube Playlist!

And you can download all our sheet music, and helpful worksheets, on our Edinburgh Jazz School - resources page.


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