Education

Jazz Bites
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Ideal for anyone wanting to grow and develop their jazz playing and knowledge.

‘Jazz Bites’ is a weekly (during term time) zoom session on Tuesday evenings 7.45-8.25pm. Each week we look at a different jazz standard and the theory behind it and how to navigate our way around it with choice of notes.

Hannah has structured a 40 mins Jazz Bites course to supplement and enhance jazz improvisation and chord skills. When learning jazz we are naturally hesitant and unsure about improvisation as there are no ‘written out’ notes so we can’t tell if what we are playing is right or wrong. Jazz Bites will give you more insight into jazz charts and their chords using standards, theory and originals. The more we look and play jazz improvisation the more confidence we gain and the more we get out of our own practice. Building up your chord vocab this way will make it way easier to improvise as you progress.
Learning from her personal jazz journey, Hannah actively shied away from practicing improvisation as she felt so under confident with it and as though she didn’t get how to look inside the piece or chords. Hannah is passionate about music and helping others to ‘get it’ so this group session will help you in a relaxed yet structured weekly group session from the comfort of home. All you’ll need is a device to access zoom and your instrument. Hannah will email any pdf’s you’ll need to print off in advance.
Sessions run weekly (during term time) on Tuesday evenings 7.45-8.25pm and are recorded for you to access them again or catch up if you miss.


Study with Hannah from anywhere in the world

If you are serious about developing your jazz sax playing, need inspiration, guidance, or help preparing for exams or concerts get in touch. As well as teaching one to one, Hannah teaches online internationally.


J Steps – a new and exciting jazz project for young female and non-binary identifying musicians

Directed by Hannah Horton for Saffron Centre of Young Musicians, a division of The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.