Jazz Ensemble Playing - A 2-year course for adults

Tutor: Dorothy Shaw DipMusEd   

Location: Abingdon Music Centre (see Links)


Class list full for Autumn term 2020 

Beginners to Intermediate

Final half term of first year of course.

Autumn half-term Start date: 4th November 2020

Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00pm         

£60 per half term (6 sessions) 


For those with a little experience of playing jazz in a group - all instruments & singers.  Usually there are opportunities to perform in public towards end of term - this may not be the case this term due to the current restrictions.


Enrolling for Spring 2021

Intermediate to Advanced

Spring term start date: to be announced

Wednesday evenings 7:00-9:00pm

£120 per term (12 sessions)


For those with some experience of playing jazz in a group - all instruments & singers.  Opportunities to perform in public towards end of term.


Download the brochure below:

Course Brochure - Spring 2021
Description of course and how to apply
Course Brochure Spring 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [696.9 KB]

The first year's materials are now available in a series of books!  Jazz Ensemble Playing volumes 1 to 3 now available with chord charts and iRealPro files.  Contact us for details.

Shawnuff tutors are experienced teachers and designers of courses and course materials.


Dorothy Shaw is an experienced jazz pianist who has a Diploma in Music Education (2011) and has designed, iimplemented and taught on many jazz courses at Abingdon Music Centre, East Oxford Community Centre and The Matrix, Sutton Courtenay. She has also taught privately for over 25 years.


George Haslam is a well-known and respected baritone sax player and educator, having led 2 ensembles at Abingdon Music Centre: Group Sax and Swingtime big band.  He also teaches saxophone (all types) privately and runs SLAM records, an independent jazz record label. 


Trish Elphinstone is a proficient soprano and alto saxophonist leading her own quintet, who has also years of experience of teaching both privately and in groups, running workshops in Oxford and teaching on prevoius Shawnuff courses at Abingdon.  Please see the LInks Page for details.


For other tutors please contact us.


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