Dixieland jazz workshops
We currently offer two workshops
This workshop is aimed at intermediate instrumentalists to advanced interested in learning about and playing in a Dixieland band.
You will learn
The role of your instrument in a Dixieland ensemble
Approaches to learning tunes
How to develop your improvisation skills
This workshop would be ideal for jazz festivals wanting to create an education/outreach program of music to engage the local community and players from further afield.
This workshop is aimed at young players that learn in groups (wider opportunities) or have only been playing a short while.
You will learn
About Dixieland music
Playing a jazz solo
This workshop is perfect for pupils wanting an introduction to the world of jazz or improvised music. If you have more advanced players (such as GCSE or A level pupils) we can tailor the workshop to meet national curriculum needs or exam specifications.
Darren Lloyd (who leads the workshops) is an extremely experienced & outstanding teacher. With a Master of Arts in jazz performance and a PGCE in secondary music (with ten years professional teaching to his credit) Darren has the key skills to engage learners and ensure outstanding progress in all workshops.
Darren has tutored at Manchester's 'Band on the wall' and also delivered workshop 2 for Derbyshire music partnership.
If you are interested in finding out more about the workshops please contact Darren.
'What a fabulous experience it was for my wider opportunities pupils to take part in Darren’s Dixieland Workshop. It was delightful to see the sheer pleasure and excitement on the faces of these young musicians as the session got underway. As well as experiencing high quality live performances, pupils had the opportunity to sing along, and if they wanted to, improvise alongside professional musicians, something they will remember for many years to come.'
Rosie Crook - Music Teacher - Workshop 2
'Darren Lloyd's Dixieland Jazz band performed alongside 150 KS2 pupils in Derby Guild Hall in June 2017. The interactive concert featured pieces in which all the pupils performed on their instruments or sang with the band, while others were performed solely by the band. The whole event was meticulously planned by the performers and highly inspirational, enjoyable and fun for the pupils. '
Bex Rathbone - Area leader - Derbyshire Music Partnership - Workshop 2