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Jazz School

BYMT JAZZ SCHOOL offers training to any junior and secondary school children in Bromley on any instrument (of grade 3 standard and above) in jazz composition and improvisation through playing and studying jazz repertoire.

BLUE NOTE GROUP ~ for those new to the essential requirements of Jazz including improvisation and composition.

BIRDLAND GROUP ~ for young musicians who are more confident jazz performers but want to develop their skills, harmonic understanding and vocabulary further.

BYMT Jazz School takes place on regular Thursdays during term time.

BLUE NOTE GROUP ~ 6.00-7.15pm / BIRDLAND GROUP ~ 7.30-8.45pm.

AUTUMN Term 2018 dates:

13 September, 4 October, 18 October, 1 November, 15 November, 29 November

SPRING TERM dates 2019

Regular weekly sessions on Thursdays, from 6pm and 7:30pm, respectively

Termly fee for 10 sessions: £70

BYMT Big Band Members attend free of charge.

If you would like to join BYMT Jazz School, please complete this form and return it to BYMT—we look forward to meeting you soon.

If you have any queries, please contact our Head of Keyboard, Lora Dimitrova on 020 8467 1566, or email

Blue Note Group (Junior Jazz School)
Students will learn to improvise melodic phrases with the notes and scales given.

What will be covered in the sessions
Intervals and construction of a scale
Minor Pentatonic scales in different keys (iBook now available)
Major Pentatonic scales
Blues Scale
Q&A phrasing
Using more than one scale in a sequence
Different musical forms (12 bar blues, AABA, 16bar)
Different feels (Latin, swing, straight 8s, funky)
Different Jazz Styles (modern, swing, Latin)

Sonnymoon For Two, Mack The Knife, Little Sunflower, Afro Blue, Centerpiece, Freddie Freeloader, So What, Cantaloupe Island 

Birdland Group (Senior Jazz School)
Students will learn to chose their notes to use for improvising. 

What will be covered in the sessions
Modes of the Major Scale, Chord Symbols (four most common), Chord Tones, Voice Leadings, Licks, II-V-I, Diatonic harmony, Rhythm Changes, More feels (2 feel, 4 feel, Double Time Feel), Different styles of jazz (ECM, Fusion, Free Jazz, Modal)

Blue Monk, Autumn Leaves, I Got Rhythm, Lester Leaps In, One Note Samba, Unsquare Dance, Honeysuckle Rose, Sister Sadie, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, St Thomas, Milestones

Supported using public funding by Department for Education and Arts Council England
London Borough of Bromley

Bromley Youth Music Trust
Bromley Youth Music Centre
Southborough Lane

020 8467 1566

Registered Charity No. 1031590