"What I think this school does better than any school I’ve ever been to is combine the educational portion of music with the oral tradition of passing it down."
--Marlin W., drummer/percussionist
New York Jazz Academy
Javier Arau is the founder and executive director of New York Jazz Academy.
New York Jazz Academy, NYC's fastest-growing music school, welcomes artists of all ages and skill levels to join us in the pursuit of excellence in jazz. With locations thriving in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, NYJA has built an extensive network of some of the best jazz musicians and educators in America's most talent-packed city. Our diverse student body includes seasoned performing artists, adult hobbyists, supremely talented teens, and beginners of all ages. Students can train on virtually any instrument, including piano, guitar, drums, saxophone, trumpet, and voice.
From private lessons and improv workshops to jam sessions and band rehearsals, NYJA has something for virtually everyone. An active contributor to the cultural vitality of the city, NYJA also offers school outreach programs and assemblies, special performances, partnerships with major jazz clubs, custom workshops for out-of-town students, online classes, and educational consulting and publishing.
For more information about this NYC institution, please visit www.nyjazzacademy.com.
Free Online Lessons and Classes Through NYJA Online
If you have already visited Javier Arau's Lessons Blog, and you like what you are seeing, come check out more lessons at the NYJA News and Resources Blog. Also visit New York Jazz Academy Online, where you can register for tuition-free classes in music notation and jazz history, and also take classes in jazz improv and theory.