JAZZ DRUM

FOUNDATION COURSE

The Jazz Drums Foundation Course prepares the students for the admission to first cycle academic courses, whose entry level requires a very wide knowledge of rudiments, of the drum-set, of the swing and of music styles (Jazz, Funk, Brazilian, Latin and Afro-Cuban).

Duration 3 years

Frequency Lessons of 50 minutes/weekly or fortnightly

Where Rome

Language Italian/English

Intensive course of preparation in Jazz Drums for admission to first level academic courses. The pre-academic course has a duration ranging from 1 to 3 years, depending on the student’s entry level and study ability.

Skills are acquired in the following areas:

  • One-on-one jazz drums classes with a teacher chosen by the student, study of jazz drumming, medium times, fast and ballads, Blues and minor blues, even 8th, Latin jazz, be-bop, rhythm changes, approach to improvisation.
  • Jazz ensembles from trio to quintet conducted by professional jazz players, to practice the American, Italian and international jazz repertoire both in the classrooms and live on a stage.
  • Contemporary jazz harmony from the basics to 5-voice spread voicing, with tensions and alterations, drops, altered scales, modal exchanges and melodies harmonization techniques.
  • Jazz piano study, jazz standards reading with theme and melody, accompanying rhythmic patterns, walking bass.
  • Jazz Ear training it will lead each student to be able to transcribe melodies, chord progressions and rhythmic patterns taken from jazz standards, up to develop the ability to transcribe a jazz mini-song, without the aid of instruments.
  • The student will acquire full mastery in the professional use of music production state-of the-art softwares in the recording industry state-of-the-art in the recording industry.

Once you have successfully completed the last pre-academic level of your main instrument or vocals you automatically access the three-year first cycle academic diploma (aut. Ministry of Education, University and Research)

The first cycle academic courses prepare for the professions of:

  • artist and band leader of original projects
  • jazz live performance and recording sessions
  • arranger for small and medium ensembles
  • music producer
  • music author for sonorizations and music applied to images

The Pre-academic Courses do not start from scratches, they assume a previous practice on the instrument of two to three years the least.

It is possible to access the first year of the course or to enter directly the second or third pre-academic year. For each subject you will be placed at the appropriate level based on the admission tests: for example, you can be admitted to the 3rd level of drums classes, the second level of harmony studies and the first level of Ear training, according to your knowledge. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level. Each subject will therefore follow its own path at its own level.

Admission tests are usually held in June and, for places remaining available, in September. International students can sit the admission tests online from February of the previous year until June the latest.

  1. Jazz drums test, performance of one or more pieces/exercises chosen by the student, further information requested by the Commission (go to “Admission requirements and study plan” below to find out in detail the tests required for drums)
  2. Jazz harmony test, see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  3. Ear training test see mock test for access to the 2nd and 3rd level
  4. Aptitude test and motivational interview

Gabriele Curciotti

Gianluca Podio

Adriano Melchiorre

Cristina Carlini

SAINT LOUIS JAZZ PLAYLIST

FORM

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Ordinary Attendance:Weekly attendance, 6 to 10 hours of classes concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a step-by-step guided learning, with constant verifications of one’s own progress. It requires an average study commitment of 6 hours per day. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Long-distance attendance: 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, one week in presence and one week online, the long-distance pre-academic course represents the ideal choice for students from all over Italy or who do not reside in Rome or nearby. It is also anexcellent solution for working students. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is scheduled for the pre-academic course only..
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Optimized for high school students, with a customized study path that engages 1 or 2 afternoons a week, with the aim of accessing academic courses upon reaching the high school diploma. In cases of particular ability and talent, it is possible to be admitted to the academic courses even before the high school diploma achievement. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Distance Learning: Carried out entirely online, for students from all over the world.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Weekly attendance, from 6 to 10 hours of lessons concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a guided learning following the students step by step, with constant tests and checks on the students progress. It requires an average study effort of 6 hours per day

  • Online attendance, the delivery of the course is carried out entirely online.

INSIGHTS

The pre-academic course includes the choice between 4 different methods of attendance:

  • Ordinary Attendance:Weekly attendance, 6 to 10 hours of classes concentrated in 2-4 days every week. It allows a step-by-step guided learning, with constant verifications of one’s own progress. It requires an average study commitment of 6 hours per day. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Long-distance attendance: 6 to 8 hours of classes concentrated on Saturdays, one week in presence and one week online, the long-distance pre-academic course represents the ideal choice for students from all over Italy or who do not reside in Rome or nearby. It is also anexcellent solution for working students. The long-distance mode with Saturday classes is scheduled for the pre-academic course only..
  • Teen Music Academy Attendance: Optimized for high school students, with a customized study path that engages 1 or 2 afternoons a week, with the aim of accessing academic courses upon reaching the high school diploma. In cases of particular ability and talent, it is possible to be admitted to the academic courses even before the high school diploma achievement. Some subjects are available both in presence and entirely online.
  • Distance Learning: Carried out entirely online, for students from all over the world.

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