Hey independent schools!
Got a music program that kids and parents love?
Let us help. You have the students and the classroom. We provide the curriculum, teacher and equipment.
What we offer to partner schools:
- exciting K-8 curriculum focused on America’s Music
- class schedule tailored to fit your needs
- certificated music teacher with classroom experience
- all supplies provided
- music program that fits your budget
- peace of mind (and happy families!)
We're proud to work with Billings Middle School, The Jewish Day School, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, St. Therese Catholic Academy, and the The Seattle Nativity School. Is your school next?
Our K-8 music curriculum and teaching expertise can be YOUR in-school music program.
K-8 Curriculum Core Tenets
1. Jazz is a Black American art form shared by all cultures domestically and internationally.
● Our curriculum gives students a musical foundation through the rich, historical lens of jazz.
● Students learn about the origins of jazz as a uniquely American art form, including the history of jazz and blues and the ways that jazz continues to influence music created today.
● Students learn to appreciate and understand the importance of past and present artists and composers in many genres, including jazz, Latin music, hip hop, popular music, world music, and Western classical music.
2. Jazz uses improvisation and individual interpretations as a powerful means of expression.
● Ours is an active music-making curriculum that aligns with the National Core Arts Standards of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting.
● Through improvisation and individual interpretation, students develop self-expression and understand how music can tell stories and even affect social change.
● JazzED K-8 dovetails effectively with further instrumental and choral instruction at the secondary level.
What it costs
We are committed to making high-quality music education accessible to all students. Accordingly we charge a sliding scale fee for the K-8 Curriculum in Schools program, based on your school budget and number of students who receive tuition assistance. Please contact Kelly to get a fee estimate based on the services you're looking for.
Call or email to schedule a free consultation!
Kelly Clingan, Seattle JazzED Education Director