NMJW offers classes for adults of all ages and skill levels. Our long-running classes offer adults a chance to revisit their passion for music in a supportive setting. With classes ranging from Big Band to Jazz Improvisation to voice studies and beyond, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Blues Singing   ONE SLOT LEFT!

Instructor: Zenobia Conkerite


6 Weeks: June 9-July 14

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM

Members/$110; General/$130

This class will touch on what it means to sing the blues. While working on your favorite blues standards, students will explore how personal experiences and emotions can be integrated into singing that comes from the soul. Vocal technique not required. 

Techniques in Reharmonization

Instructor: Michael Anthony


6 Weeks: June 7-July 12

Mondays, 6:00-7:30 PM

Members/$80; General/$95

Alternate harmonies and reharmonization perk up and energize a melody. In this course, we will study the basic principles and tools of this aspect of music and present practical examples every week so that students can add this fun and interesting device to ‘their’ music.

Intro to Jazz Guitar-How to Play What You Hear

Instructor: John Maestas


6 Weeks: June 10-July 15

Thursdays, 6:00–7:30 PM (MT)

Members/$80; General/$95

One of the most fulfilling experiences for a musician is the act of creating something new and spontaneous in the moment. For many people, the idea of playing a "solo" or improvising something out of thin air is not only a mystery but also intimidating. This guitar course is designed to give you the musical and mental tools that are central to making quick decisions and help to demystify the improvisational process. The material in this course will be geared towards guitarists who have little or no experience playing Jazz or improvisation. Specifically we will touch on chord/scale relationships, arpeggios, transcribing music by ear, weekly featured guitarist playlists, rhythm & exercises to build steady internal time, and tools on how to quickly decode harmony in motion.