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

Jazz Prep Ensemble Classes begin the week of October 9, 2017 and run through Thursday, May 17, 2018.  We observe Seattle Public School holidays and vacations. Final performance is Sunday, May 20 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. 

  • 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

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


  • Sun, May 20 - Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center. (3:00 PM call time, 3:30-4:00 PM performance time). Wear black JazzED t-shirt. Click here for a map. 

Students can play 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 kelly@seattlejazzed.org.

$790 - (about $98 per month). Payment plans and scholarships available.
We're committed to this program being affordable for families. If the tuition is too expensive for you at this time, for whatever reason, please fill out the scholarship form BEFORE you register. We will get back to you quickly, typically within 2 business days. If you have any questions about scholarships or payment plans, contact us. We are committed to making it work for everyone, in fact, 40% of JazzED families receive a scholarship of some amount!

Click here to register. Open to grades 4-8 with one year or less of musical experience. If you are planning to apply for a scholarship, please apply BEFORE registering so we can get you a scholarship code.

 Please email Education Director Kelly Clingan at kelly@seattlejazzed.org 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