Jazz Workshop

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ABRSM Jazz Workshop


The Taster Day will be conducted by Mr. Bill Thomson, South East Asia Regional Coordinator. Together you will explore a wide variety of styles and repertoire. He will also discuss the requirements and criteria of the ABSRM jazz examinations.
Participants may bring their Apple iPod Touch or any music player along with their instruments. However, be sure to keep them during the discussions.

DAY/DATE: Tuesday, September 2, 2008
TIME: 10am 12noon
VENUE: Music Makers, 24A Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru , 59100 Kuala Lumpur
COST: FREE (first come-first served basis)

Book your flights to Malaysia early!


The ABRSM Jazz Workshop will be conducted over 5 months (from December 2008 to March 2009, culminating in the ABRSM Jazz Practical Exam in April 2009).

Some of the topics that will be covered in the Workshop are:

  • Introduction to Grooving & identifying grooves by ear.
  • Overcoming the physical barrier Learning to relax.
  • Exploring Scales & Quick Studies of ABRSM Jazz Grade 1
  • Aural Studies
  • Keyboard improvisation using guide tones
  • Tips on how to be creative in improvisation
  • Presentation of ABRSM Jazz Grade 1 exam pieces
  • Discussion of requirements in exam and how to score from performance of pieces. (Head/Solo)
  • Guidance and preparation for the ABRSM Grade 1 Jazz Examination
  • Tips on how to start teaching Jazz
  • Other FUN repertoire

Details of the ABSRM Jazz Workshops are as follows:


WORKSHOP 1: Monday, December 15, 2008
WORKSHOP 2: Monday, January 19, 2009
WORKSHOP 3: Monday, February 16, 2009
WORKSHOP 4: Monday, March 16, 2009 (subject to change)

TIME: All workshops are from 10:00am until 5:00pm

VENUE: Music Makers, 24A Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru , 59100 Kuala Lumpur

COST: RM 1,450.00 (includes 2 tea breaks for each workshop)

Register by September 2, 2008 to enjoy an EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE of RM 1,299.00

Limited to 30 seats only. Book early!

To register, please click here

In addition to the workshop above, you will enjoy the following with your ABRSM Jazz Workshop registration:

  • Free registration to ABRSM Jazz Piano Grade 1 examination (worth RM200)
  • Free examination repertoire and audio CD (worth RM90)
  • Additional 3 half-hourly individual sessions with assigned trainer (worth RM150)
  • One free ensemble session (worth RM50)
  • Special discount on selected ABRSM jazz publication and materials


Hosted by Music Makers
Supported by The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music

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