BEGINNER’S WORKSHOP & JAM SESSION
We are all sad to hear that SwingStep closed in Berlin, but some things have to stay! This is why we have decided to team up with Jean and Oli to continue the “That’s My Jam” event as part of their Monday Shuffle at Ballhaus Prinzenallee. We will hold a series of music sessions in the second room, parallel to the dance classes.
A session consists of a 1.5-hour class followed by an open and guided jam session. Each class builds on the previous one, so it is designed as a monthly block, providing a comprehensive and ongoing learning experience. It will take place every Wednesday at 18:30.
Location: Alte Pumpe, Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin
18:00 Get-in Teacher
18:15 Get-in Students
18:30 – 20:00 Workshop 20:00 – 21:00 Jam
Each session will take the form of an exchange with a professional musician from the Syncopation Society to learn more about traditional jazz and swing music. He/she will offer his/her perspective on the style and share some theoretical and practical insights. Each person has a style, so you should expect very different approaches. You’ll touch on topics such as rhythms, chord progressions, techniques, musical awareness and everything that makes these genres so exciting and fun to play.
Do I need prior experience to join?
The classes are open-level, meaning there is no specific requirement for you to join. We recommend having a basic understanding of your instrument, but since learning music is such an individual process, we believe you can start your learning journey here. You can already improvise with one note!
Do I need to bring my instrument?
Yes, and there is a piano in the room.
You help someone who can’t afford the workshop to participate.
* Alle Preise inkl. MwSt. The price of the workshop is on a sliding scale as we want everyone to be able to participate.
You pay for the whole block before the first session.
To register, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying “That’s My Jam” in the description.
We’ll send you a confirmation email with more information on how to pay and what to prepare for each session.