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Jazz & Rock Week

July 26, 2021 - July 30, 2021


Course Dates & Times

Monday 26 – Friday 30 July 2021
10am–5.30pm daily, BST (UTC+1)

About Jazz & Rock Week

This five-day course, which is now in its 35th year, is for instrumentalists and singers who want to develop their skills in jazz, rock and world music and feel inspired. The course will be led by the School’s staff of top musicians and renowned teachers.

Who is the course for?

Anyone aged 11+ with a passion for music. Whether you’re a beginner or an aspiring professional, all abilities are welcome. Classes and groups will be allocated by participant ability. Please note that previous summer schools have been split into the following groups: Jazz and Rock (ages 16+) and Junior Jazz and Rock (11-15) and whilst we will do our best to group participants aged 11-15 together for 2021, we cannot guarantee this.

What can I expect?

A friendly and vibrant week, consisting of instrumental and vocal workshops, jazz combos, rock bands, big bands, vocal groups, rhythm workshops, harmony and improvisation classes and recording opportunities.

What our participants say…

“Jazz & Rock week is a life changing experience. It’s allowed me to feel connected to and accepted by all these amazing musicians from around the world.”
—participant on Jazz & Rock Week, 2019“I would particularly like to stress the excellent quality of all of the teachers I encountered and the highly supportive environment.”
—participant on Jazz & Rock Week, 2019

Course Fee


Participation Bursaries are available for this course. Please note, the application deadline for participation bursaries is 1 June 2021.

Singers’ Weekend/Jazz & Rock Package

We offer an £80 discount if you book Singers’ Weekend (ages 16+) and Jazz & Rock Week together.
Dates: Saturday 24 – Friday 30 July 2021
Discounted course fee: £695 (for both courses)


For everyone aged 11+

Book here: https://www.gsmd.ac.uk/youth_adult_learning/short_courses_summer_schools/in_person_short_courses_summer_schools/music/jazz_rock_week/


Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Silk Street, Barbican
London, EC2Y 8DT United Kingdom
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Jack Petchey FoundationNational Foundation For Youth MusicArts Council England
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