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

Piano/KeyboardDerek Stoll     Sheldon Zandboer
TrumpetAndré Wickenheiser
SaxophoneMark DeJong
PercussionGarry De Boeck
VoiceJoanna Borromeo   Johanna Sillanpaa



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 2019

Jazz ComboCRN 90089WednesdaySept. 18, 2019 - Jan. 29, 20206:00 - 7:00 p.m.$345
Jazz ComboCRN 90252Wednesday Sept. 18, 2019 - Jan. 29, 20207:00 - 8:00 p.m.$345
Jazz Combo CRN 90263WednesdaySept. 18, 2019 - Jan. 29, 20208:00 - 9:00 p.m.$345
Jazz ComboCRN 90088Thursday Sept. 19, 2019 - Jan. 30, 20206:00 - 7:00 p.m.$345
Jazz ComboCRN 90237ThursdaySept. 19, 2019 - Jan. 30, 20207:00 - 8:00 p.m.$345
Jazz ComboCRN 90251ThursdaySept. 19, 2019 - Jan. 30, 20208:00 - 9:00 p.m.$345

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

Jazz Improv

Do you find the idea of improvisation daunting or overwhelming? This program is designed to demystify the world of jazz improvisation in a relaxed and comfortable environment. You will be set up with the tools to help you take your skills as an improviser to the next level. By the end of the 7 week course you will have improved your musical skills, have more confidence in spontaneous music making, and the ability to express yourself away from the confines of written music.  More information

Swing Big Band

Students from across the City of Calgary and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to participate in intermediate swing jazz big band under the direction of Garry De Boeck. With a focus on improvisational skills, ensemble playing and performance skills, students in the ensemble will enhance their ability to perform and enjoy jazz.


Instructor: Garry De Boeck 



Summer Jazz Intensive

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