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Summer Jazz Arts Institute for Educators

This multi-day training equips teachers and teaching artists with the confidence to employ Jazz Power Pedagogy tools—such as improvisation, active listening, syncopation, and blues expression—to help students make deeper learning connections across all subject areas. The training includes master classes in voice pedagogy, acting, writing, dancing and African American cultural history. Classes are taught by JPI master teaching artists and special guests including award winning author and musician James McBride (Color of Water, Good Lord Bird, Kill ’Em and Leave) and Jeanie Lovetri, founder of Somatic Voicework(tm), the Lovetri Method.

Participants perform scenes and songs from JPI Musicals as part of the training.
Jazz Power Institute 2017 will be held July 5, 6, and 7 at LaGuardia and Lehman Colleges, City University of New York.

More information and registration is available here.

JPI Consulting and Customized Trainings

In addition to the Institute, JPI offers customized trainings and consultancies to organizations using jazz as a creative platform for teaching and learning.

Past and current clients include:
Jazz at Lincoln Center(NY)
Fordham Graduate School of Business(NY)
Muse Machine(OH)
Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival (ID)
Whole Schools Institute (MS)
Jazz Art Montenegro (Montenegro)
U.S. Department of State