Are you brand new to music? Have you dabbled in church music, piano lessons, or drumming?  Do you love to sing? In a Jazz Prep Ensemble you will learn how to play an instrument (or sing!), perform, read music and set yourself up for a life of musical success

JazzED is incredibly valuable to your child’s education and personal growth. Plus it is so much fun for them and the whole family!
— JazzED Parent

Schedule for the 2017-2018 Season

Jazz Prep Ensemble Classes begin the week of October 9, 2017 and run through mid-May 2018.  We observe Seattle Public School holidays and vacations. Performance dates in Winter & Spring TBD.

  • Choir Prep Ensemble (singing)
    Mondays and Wednesdays. 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • String Prep Ensemble (upright bass and guitar)
    Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Brass Prep Ensemble (trumpet and trombone)
     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Woodwind Prep Ensemble (flute, clarinet and saxophone)
     Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Jazz Prep Ensembles are appropriate for kids in grades 4-8 with one year or less of musical experience. No experience and no instrument? No problem! We'll get you started. 

Click here to register.  Select one of the four ensembles: Choir Prep Ensemble (singing), String Prep Ensemble (upright bass and guitar), the Brass Prep Ensemble (trumpet and trombone) or the Woodwind Ensemble (flute, clarinet and saxophone). 

If you are planning to apply for financial aid, please apply before registering so we can get you a financial aid coupon code.

Ensembles rehearse at the MLK FAME Community Center at 3201 E Republican St in the Madison Valley neighborhood. Click here for a map.

Students may participate with an instrument they already own or rent, but please check with our Education Director Kelly Clingan before you register to ensure that it's part of our curriculum. Seattle JazzED can loan instruments free of charge to students who need assistance. To inquire email

$790 - (about $98 per month). Reduced monthly payment plans and financial aid available! Don't let cost stop you from signing up. 
Financial Aid
If the tuition is too expensive for you, please apply for financial aid online. If you have any questions about financial aid or payment plans, contact us. We are committed to making it work for every family. 40% of JazzED families receive some amount of financial aid. 

 Please email Education Director Kelly Clingan at or call 206-324-JAZZ (5299). 

The encouragement and support our daughter has received from the staff and students has been life-changing for her.
— JazzED Parent