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Heritage School of Music Now Accepting Applications

Applications for both the Heritage School and HSM Beginners are open now through January 9, 2020.

HSM Beginners provides music instruction to students ages 8-15 with no or limited experience on their instrument. The HSM Beginners program offers weekly group lessons in electric bass, trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, drums, guitar, piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, and flute. HSM Beginners participants have class once per week on either Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, depending on their level of ability. To apply for this program, click here.

The Heritage School provides music instruction to students ages 10-17 with at least one year of experience on their instrument. Heritage School students generally have experience in a school band setting or have taken some private or group lessons prior to applying to the Heritage School. The Heritage School offers music theory instruction, ensemble coaching, and group lessons in brass, drums, guitar, piano, strings, woodwinds, and voice. Heritage School students have class on Saturdays and Thursdays. To apply for this program, click here.

Operating since 1990, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music is the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's longest-running education program. The school is free and serves students ages 8 to 17 from throughout the greater New Orleans region. Classes are held on Saturday mornings and after-school on Thursday afternoons at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans). The Heritage School of Music teaches the art, performance, and theory of jazz music.

The Heritage School students are engaged in a curriculum that includes instruction in instrumental technique (studio), ear training and the construction of musical compositions (theory), and jazz ensemble playing (combo).

HSM Beginners receive group lessons on their instrument. After completing at least a year of study, HSM Beginners are eligible to participate in HSM Beginners ensembles.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.