Jam Club

2021-2022 School Year

We are excited to offer a Jam club for our 6th-12th Grade students!

Jam Session Details

Jam Club is a challenging and fun way to learn the fundamentals of playing an instrument both on your own and with others. Through one-and-a-half-hour virtual jam sessions, students will play along with the instructor to develop the basic skills of rhythm, tempo, harmony, and improvisation by “doing” as opposed to just watching. Sprinkled throughout each session will be instruction. Given the virtual nature of these sessions a student can take the necessary time needed to work on a skill at their own pace and then rejoin the group as needed. With a focus on experimentation and development, Jam Club is a fun and exciting way of opening a student up to a world of sonic possibilities.

Click to register for Piano/Keyboard Session Times:

NOTE: Jam Club for March 15th, has been canceled due to a conflict for our instructor.

Click to register for Guitar/Electric/Ukulele Session Times:

Click to register for Drums/Percussion Session Times:

Click to register for All Instruments Session Times:

Recommended Supplies:

  • students should bring their instruments to the session
  • headphones
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Meet Emmett!

Emmett Van Slyke is a composer, musician, producer and digital media artist. As a composer, Emmett has scored various feature-length films and shorts. His theatre compositions include, Reflecting Poe, The Crucible – for which he received a ACTF Kennedy Center Award, Telling The Truth, for The National Whistle Blowers Symposium, Wolfskinder and Gemini Vanishing with Moveink at the Sargent Theatre in NYC. He has toured nationally and internationally as a multi-instrumentalist, and has worked with Mike Stoller, Jerry Lieber and William Kotzwinkle, screenwriter of ET. Emmett holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Literature from SUNY at Oswego. Emmett was an Artist in Residence and Master Teaching Artist for Syracuse Stage Education Department working with Syracuse Stage’s progressive programs Arts Emerging and the summer devising program Random Acts. Emmett is thrilled for the opportunity to make some noise with kids of all ages!