Programs, Classes & Private Lessons


Private lessons and jazz studies courses for musicians interested in performing jazz for their personal enjoyment, or who wish to enrich their existing musical and performance skills.

Private Lessons

InstrumentOn-campus instructorsOf-campus instructors

Greg Rumpel


Derek Stoll
Sheldon Zandboer


Garry De Boeck
Tyler Hornby

SaxophoneMark DeJong 
VoiceCorinne Buschmeyer 

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Jazz Studies Combos

For jazz students and enthusiasts alike, Jazz Studies Combos provides the opportunity to develop the ensemble and improvisational skills necessary to perform in a jazz context.

Examples of course content include:

  • 12 bar blues chorus form
  • standard song repertoire; 32 bar chorus form
  • sight reading
  • basic theory to assist in developing improvisation techniques
  • rhythm exercises
  • transcribed solos, with analysis, as models for improvisation
  • performing in various styles

Instructor: Garry De Boeck

Winter 2017
18 weekly 1hr. classes

Jazz ComboCRN 1512TuesdayFeb. 7 - May 30, 20176 - 7 p.m.$345
Jazz ComboCRN 1513WednesdayFeb. 8 - May 31, 20176 - 7 p.m.$345

Acceptance to the above Jazz Studies Combos is by consent of the respective instructors, and interested students must speak with the combo instructor prior to registering: Garry De Boeck (403.246.6385).

Jazz piano combos

Instructor: Derek Stoll

Winter 2017
14 weekly 1hr. classes

Jazz EnsembleCRN 1515TuesdayFeb. 7 - Jun. 6, 20178 - 9 p.m.$400
Jazz EnsembleCRN 1516TuesdayFeb. 7 - Jun. 6, 20179 - 10 p.m.$400

 Interested students must speak with the combo instructor prior to registering.



The Jazz Connection Big Band

Music students from across the city of Calgary and surrounding area will have the opportunity to participate in a jazz big band under the direction of leading musicians in the Calgary jazz community. With a focus on improvisation skills, advanced ensemble playing, repertoire development and performance nuance, students in this ensemble will enhance their ability to perform and enjoy jazz! Application deadline: Jan. 10, 2016. More information

Summer Jazz Workshop

Focusing on improvisation and performance skills, this intensive summer workshop is designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of jazz styles, practices and history. The workshop is geared to jazz students of piano, bass, guitar, drums, trombone, trumpet and saxophone, aged 13 and older. Adults welcome.  More information

Summer Blues & Jazz Guitar WorkshopTired of playing the same old licks or hitting wrong notes? Get purpose into your playing and hit the ‘right note’ every time with instructor Ralf Buschmeyer.  For students ages 16+ with some guitar experience.  More information

Summer Drumset Education CampFor high school, college and adult-level students ages 15+ aspiring to enhance their abilities on the drumset. An intensive yet fun atmosphere in a masterclass setting, allowing participants to go at their own pace. More information

Vocal Jazz EnsembleFor adults ranging from enthusiastic beginners to seasoned vocalists. Develop your sense of blend, balance and intonation in an enjoyable atmosphere. Weekly rehearsals and practice, including vocal exercises, exposure to a variety of popular and jazz music, and performance opportunities. More information