Jazz improvisation lessons

As well as being a seasoned performer in many types of ensembles across the UK, Darren is also a qualified teacher holding a PGCE (Manchester Metropolitan University) and a Master of Arts (University of Salford) in Jazz performance.

Darren has taught many different types of instruments Jazz improvisation, including, Guitar, Trumpet, Alto & Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Violin....

Darren focuses on developing the following aspects to improve improvisation skills -

  • Jazz language

  • Technique

  • Listening exercises

  • Chords

  • Rhythm

If you are interested in finding out more about the jazz improvisation lessons, please contact Darren.

Darren can teach aspects of Dixieland & Mainstream jazz.

Lessons are normally taught in Bollington but if you are within a 5 mile radius, and interested in lessons for at least 60 minutes, Darren could travel to a place of your choice. If you are not local to Bollington and still want jazz improvisation lessons, Darren can also teach via FaceTime and Messenger, again, please CONTACT Darren.

Prices

30 minutes - £15

45 minutes £22.50

60 minutes £30

Testimonials

'I've been tutored by Darren over the last 6 months at his jazz improvisation course.  He is a very talented musician with an infectious enthusiasm for jazz music.  He is also a good communicator and our group of 6 intermediate musicians came on really well culminating in playing a live improvised jazz gig which was a new experience for me!  He is good at giving people the confidence to have a go at things that are out of their comfort zone.  Would highly recommend him as a teacher!'

Mark Salisbury - Guitar - Workshop 1

'Earlier this year i have been a student in the jazz improvisation classes taught by DARREN LLOYD at BAND ON THE WALL. The classes have been superb in terms of knowledge, application and enjoyment. I had a great time in trying to learn about a difficult genre of music. He has been a great help with his unique approach to teaching jazz.'

Tony Browne - Voice - Workshop 1

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