"There is more to jazz than meets the ear!"


Established in 1989 at The Royal Academy of Music, Jazz Academy has since taken place at Beechwood Campus in Royal Tunbridge Wells and now resides at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham. This venue is in a beautiful setting with top notch facilities, pianos literally everywhere, unlimited parking, modern indoor swimming pool, residential accommodation with onsite catering and licensed bar.

Value for money

Jazz Academy's Summer Course runs for six full days in total (Spring Jazz and Winter Jazz are three days long). Every minute of the day is utilised to the full! You won't be left twiddling your thumbs!

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Opportunities for performing

All students have the chance to perform either solo or as part of organised or ad-hoc groups in the nightly club which is situated on campus.

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Courses to suit all musicians

Jazz Academy courses are designed to appeal to any musician who has an interest in jazz and a reasonable ability to play their chosen instrument or sing - in their own estimation. Classically-trained? In a Rock/Pop band? String player? School music teacher? Jazz Academy's tutors are specialists in helping all of these types of students as well as those from a purely jazz background. You won't be left out!

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Quality of tutors

Jazz Academy tutors are all experienced, professional musicians and are drawn from institutions such as Guildhall School of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Associated Board. Their wide experience with students of all abilities includes inspirational work with primary and secondary schoolchildren. You'll find that all tutors are friendly, approachable and willing to help you learn.

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