With a variety of private lessons + group classes + camps, the Charleston Jazz Academy (CJA) brings together students of all backgrounds and ages. The CJA focuses on creating a collaborative, fun and challenging environment, emphasizing the importance of team work, creativity and self-expression. Through private lessons + group classes + camps, students can expand their repertoire and nurture their skills of music and improvisation.

Private lessons + group classes + camps are available for students of all ages in most instruments. We believe in providing all students with an equal opportunity to participate in music education. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please let us know in the enrollment form. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or musical merit. Watch some student testimonials HERE!

All private lessons + group classes + camps are available in-person at the Charleston Jazz Academy, 3005 West Montague Avenue, Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29418. For any questions, please contact Jan Moorer at jan@charlestonjazz.com or by calling 843-745-5908.

Private lessons

We offer private music instruction in most instruments and voice. To find out more, please contact Jan Moorer at jan@charlestonjazz.com or by calling (843) 745-5908. You can also register online here.

Charleston Jazz Academy Students

Group Classes – Jazz Band and Ensembles

Jazz band and ensembles meet weekly and are grouped by skill level. To find out more, please contact Jan Moorer at jan@charlestonjazz.com or by calling (843) 745-5908. You can also register online here.

Scholarships

The Charleston Jazz Academy believes in providing all students with an equal opportunity to participate in jazz and awards talent-based and needs-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients participate in private and/or small group lessons, masterclasses, workshops and performances, and receive tickets to Charleston Jazz Orchestra performances throughout the year. To find out more, please contact Jan Moorer at jan@charlestonjazz.com or by calling (843) 745-5908. You can also register online here.

Listen to Ayhann, one of our Charleston Jazz Academy scholarship recipients, as he describes his experiences at the Charleston Jazz Academy

Listen to Mrs. Christa who describes her experiences as a Charleston Jazz Academy parent along with the benefits of our scholarship program for her daughters.

Meet our Charleston Jazz Academy teachers

Private Lessons + Group Classes + Camps

Josh Autry

Bass

Jordan Boardman

Percussion/Drumset

Megan Carter

Piano , Ukulele, Voice/Singing

Zandrina Dunning

Zandrina Dunning

Voice/Singing

Jennifer Gossett

Clarinet, Music Therapy, Oboe, Saxophone, Trumpet

Gina Guidarelli

Violin

Billy Kaiser

Bass, Guitar, Ukulele

Kim King

Flute, Clarinet

Leah Megli

Piano , Voice/Singing

Dan Morris

Percussion/Drumset

Bryan Motte

Guitar

Adam Prack

Trumpet

Tyler Sim

Piano

Gerard Stokes

Clarinet, Flute, Percussion/Drumset, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet

Ryan Westberry

Percussion/Drumset, Trombone, Trumpet, Clarinet, Oboe, Baritone/Euphonium, Saxophone

Richard White

Richard White

Piano/Keyboard

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