An informative and dynamic workshop, Jazz Tidbits, was presented by our member and jazz aficionado Marcia Meyer. The workshop was presented in two sessions, one in January 2019, the other in November 2019.
Marcia shared practical techniques, exercises, stories and improvisational ideas, as well as thoughts on how to grow students’ interest in reading lead sheets and applying chord knowledge to pop, rock and jazz standards. She also shared ideas on how to pique students’ interest in chord structure and jazz techniques by gently guiding them in through the musical “back door”.
Marcia’s expertise in both classical and jazz idioms made the art of jazz less mystifying and more accessible to the mainly classically trained audience.