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

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

 

PRE-K & KINDERGARDEN

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 $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 also learn to identify  jazz repertoire, 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 identify artists, writers, musicians, song titles, and composers associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus $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 $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 $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 also identify artists, writers, musicians, song titles, and composers associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus $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 scene. We will also explore artists, writers and musicians associated with the Harlem Renaissance.
Cost: $10/person plus $35 booking fee

The Blues Mastery, and Creative Collaboration  (Three-part series)
This three-part series delves deep into the local to global influence of the blues as idea and music, while demonstrating how jazz balances aspiration for personal mastery with the high imperative of group collaboration. Part I focuses on the blues, part II on individual mastery, and part III on interactive teamwork in jazz as principle and practice.  While learning the styles and innovators of 20th century jazz, series participants will learn to sing and scat on the blues and classic tunes of the American Songbook. Presentation conducted by jazz writer, curator and producer Greg Thomas.
Cost: $10/person for each session plus $35 booking fee

Jazz Battles (60-90 minutes)
Experience audio and video clips from some of the greatest jazz battles in history and learn how the values of jazz from the 20th century connect to the music of today. Led by jazz writer and producer, Greg Thomas.
Cost: $10/person plus $35 booking fee

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PRICING

  • $10 museum admission per person
  • $35 booking fee
  • Payment must be received in full 5 days before your reservation.
  • Are you a Title I School? Alternative pricing is available.
  • We accept credit, debit, and checks
  • Need to cancel? Refunds available 3 days before your reservation.

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