Develop Your Improvising Abilities On Your Instrument. Course Directors Mike, Iain & Les’s teaching is geared around the idea that, “simple does not mean easy”.

Jazz Courses at The Music Place

The Music Place runs a series of jazz courses each year, led by course directors Mike Walker, Iain Dixon and Les Chisnall.

Visit our staff page for more information on our Jazz Course Directors.

Our next course will be the Jazz Summer School – Sunday 11th to Wednesday 14th August 2019. Please see below for more information about this year’s summer course. If you would like to join our mailing list to receive more info on our courses, please contact Lucy/Jo.

Please note: the summer school takes place at the Cinnamon Club, Bowdon (not at the Music Place).

“Deepening our understanding of the simple things improves our general musicianship, which provides a stronger, more centred base. From here we can enjoy and be part of a more satisfying musical experience. Playing simple things, really well, is a challenge – we practise so things become simple – when they become simple they become most useful – complexity lives within simplicity and progress can be achieved through a deeper understanding of fundamentals.”

Mike Walker, Iain Dixon and Les Chisnall

Jazz Course Directors