Education

Explore this music in the cradle of jazz culture, Harlem!

Our hands-on educational tours and workshops invite participants of all ages to engage deeply with jazz history and the timeless lessons of creativity and collaboration that jazz has to offer. 

Organizing a field trip for your school, organization, or visiting New York City from out of town?  

We offer workshops and tours for pre-k through adult learners.  

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Our education programs are proudly supported in memory of John McKellen.

 

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN

Oom Bop Sh’Bam  (45 minutes):
Students actively engage with music in this fun introduction to jazz. We explore improvisation and scat singing to foster creativity, build self-confidence, and learn about ourselves and others.
Cost: $10/person plus + one $35 booking fee

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ELEMENTARY

Oom Bop Sh’Bam (60 minutes)
Actively engage with music in this hands-on introduction to jazz. We explore improvisation and scat singing to foster creativity and build self-confidence. Students will learn about jazz performers and composers.
Cost: $10/person plus $35 booking fee

Born in Harlem (60 minutes)
Learn about NY State History with a multifaceted look at cultural changes in Harlem after the Great Migration.  By the end of the workshop students will be able to identify artists, writers, musicians, song titles, and composers associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus + one $35 booking fee

  • Live Music Boost: Add a 30-minute musical demonstration to your workshop with a trio of professional jazz artists. Cost: $500

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MIDDLE SCHOOL

Oom Bop Sh’Bam (60 minutes)
Actively engage with music in this fun introduction to jazz. Students explore improvisation and scat singing through bebop while learning about  individual and cultural identity, creativity, and self-expression. Students will also learn to identify song titles and composers.
Cost: $10/person plus + one $35 booking fee

Born in Harlem (60 minutes)
Learn about NY State History with a multifaceted look at cultural changes in Harlem after the Great Migration. Students will identify artists, writers, musicians, song titles, and composers associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus + one $35 booking fee

  • Live Music Boost: Add a 30-minute musical demonstration to your workshop with a trio of professional jazz artists. Cost: $500

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HIGH SCHOOL

Born in Harlem (60 minutes)
An in-depth look at creativity and civil rights during the Jazz Age. Students actively engage with jazz as they  explore the development and transformation of American culture. By the end of the workshop they will be able to identify artists, writers, musicians, song titles, and composers associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus + one $35 booking fee

  • Live Music Boost: Add a 30-minute musical demonstration to your workshop with a trio of professional jazz artists. Cost: $500
  • All-Star Boost: Get insider access with Artistic Director Loren Schoenberg, Associate Artistic Director Christian McBride, or Artistic Director At-Large Jonathan Batiste. These very special host options are based on availability, therefore please allow for 3 months advance booking.
    Cost: $700

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STUDENT MUSICIANS & ADULT LEARNERS

Born in Harlem (60 minutes)
An in-depth look at creativity and civil rights during the Jazz Age. Participants actively engage with jazz music to explore the development and transformation of the social landscape in Harlem. We will also explore artists, writers and musicians associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus + one $35 booking fee

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PRICING

  • $10 museum admission per person
  • $35 booking fee
  • Payment must be received in full, 2 weeks before your reservation.
  • Are you a Title I School? Alternative pricing is available.
  • We accept credit, debit, and checks.

Questions?

Contact Sam Ginsberg

Call: 212-348-8300 x103
Email: sginsberg@jmih.org

RECENT PARTICIPANTS

  • 92Y Music Industry Summer Session
  • The Canaan Senior Center
  • A. Phillip Randolph Senior Center
  • Abyssinian Development Corporation Senior Center
  • Growing Minds NY
  • Classic Tours- Renaissance Singles Senior group
  • Peace Corps Fellows Program
  • University of New Brunswick Department of History
  • Behind the Book
  • Harlem Success Academy 2
  • SMART University
  • Hostos Community College
  • Striving on Strength- Pre-Vocational Habilitation Program
  • Harlem Promise Academy
  • Oasis Summer Camp
  • LifeSpire
  • Fort Greene Council
  • Keynote Music Center
  • Boys and Girls Harbor
  • Brooklyn School of Languages

*Our programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State.