Community Music School
Hugh Hodgson School of Music
250 River Road, Room 230
Athens, GA 30602-7287
(706) 542-2894



Jazz and Rock Studies


The UGA Community Music School is committed to providing musical instruction to meet the needs of all developing musicians in all styles of music, not just classical instruction. In Fall 2011, we will begin a Jazz and Rock studies program for students age of 13 - adult. All jazz and rock lessons and classes are taught by professional faculty members who are currently making a living in the jazz/rock world. Read more about them on our Faculty page.

MUSI 1700/3700
Private instruction for academic credit for UGA Undergraduate students

Please see for further information including registration procedures. This course includes 6.5 hours of instruction throughout the semester plus one seminar TBD. Instruction is available in jazz/rock bass (electric/acoustic).

Private Instruction NOT for credit:
for students ages 13 to adult

45-min lessons per semester = $588
1 hour lessons per semester = $784

Students will meet one-on-one with an instructor. Using participant's choice of materials, instruction focuses on concrete exercises designed to yield fast, musical progress. Instruction is offered in the following:

Jazz/Rock Bass: transcriptions, listening, improvisation, style study, blues forms, walking bass, chord changes.

Drumset and Jazz Mallets: drumset and jazz mallet instruction is available for students ages 7-adult in 30-min., 45-min., and 1-hour lengths. 30 minute lessons are $392/semester.

If you are interested in jazz lessons but would like a more flexible schedule, please contact the CMS office.

students under 13 will be considered for 30-minute lessons on a case-by-case basis ($280)













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