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Jazz Academy Classes

Jazz Academy

Classes at the Jazz Academy are designed to engage all ages and interests, from pre-school children to senior citizens, guitar players to aspiring producers, and students to teachers. From its home at the newly-restored Lincoln Theatre, the Jazz Academy connects people, starts conversations and inspires music making – a place where anyone can listen, learn and play. With nearly 5,000 square feet, the Jazz Academy is a premier facility for multi-generational and recreational music making, ensemble playing, after-school programs, technology instruction and lectures with world-class musicians.

View class offerings by clicking the button below. Suggested age ranges are listed for each class. Please call to discuss registration for participants who fall outside of posted age ranges. Always check to see if a class is available, even if the registration deadline has passed. For more information regarding registration policies, classes or scholarships, please contact Jazz Arts Group at 614.294.5200.


Jazz Academy programs are made possible through ongoing support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council; Ohio Arts Council; The Columbus Foundation; Chase Bank; PNC Foundation; Cardinal Health; Lewis Smoot, Sr.; Limited Brands; Nationwide Insurance; Bob Evans Farms; Schottenstein Stores Corp.; Honda of America Mfg., Inc.; Wolfe Enterprises, Inc.; the NAMM Foundation; Plante & Moran; Crabbe, Brown & James, LLP; the Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.; and the Target Foundation. Jazz Academy music partners include Yamaha; Sabian; Remo; Sweetwater Music; Central City Recording; and Capital University with media support from WCBE 90.5 FM and WOSU Public Media.