Junior Jazz with Paula Gardiner

6 – 9 August 2019

Ages 8 – 18

Course Director: Paula Gardiner (Head of Jazz and Welsh Folk Music)

Now in its 9th year, this four-day non-residential summer school for enthusiastic young musicians is suitable both for those looking for their first jazz experience and for those considering training at higher education level.

Working in ensembles and guided by a team of expert tutors, you will build your experience and confidence together in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. The course will culminate in a performance at Brecon Jazz Festival on Friday 9th August – the cost of participant travel is included in the course fee.

Entry Requirements
Musicians should have a minimum playing standard of Grade 2, or the equivalent experience – please get in touch if you have any questions.

Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm daily
Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Course Fee: £255
Deposit: £25

How to Book

To book your place, download an enrolment form.

By submitting your enrolment form, you are agreeing to our Rules and Regulations as well as the full Community Financial Regulations.

About Paula Gardiner – Originally trained in guitar and flute at RWCMD, Paula Gardiner took up double bass at the age of 27 in order to explore her love of jazz and improvised music. On top of several large commissions, broadcast on Radios 3 and 4, and the development of jazz composition for new theatre, Paula continues to place a strong emphasis on live performance, appearing regularly on the club and festival scenes, both in the UK and abroad. She is Honorary President of Women in Jazz, a founder member of Wales Jazz Composer and Head of Jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.