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The goal of the NEW ZEALAND JAZZ FOUNDATION JAZZ ACADEMY is to provide quality jazz instruction to all interested New Zealand intermediate and high school students. An extension of the annual New Zealand National Jazz Workshops, the JAZZ ACADEMY is an initiative that provides 15 weeks of exceptional jazz instruction to school-age musicians throughout New Zealand.


In 2024 the JAZZ ACADEMY is a all national, online instruction programme, open to all school-age students throughout New Zealand. This programme consists of 15 weeks (90 minute sessions) of "live online" instruction in Jazz Theory, Improvisation, Jazz History, Listening  Skills, and Jazz Composition,

The online instruction is held Monday nights from 5:30 - 7:00.


The fee for the 2024 Academy is $300.00 per student.


To register for the Jazz Academy, email the following information to:

Your name (student)

Primary e-mail address:

One primary instrument:
Date of birth:
Full mailing address:

Current school and city/town:​

Contact details for parent(s) or guardian(s):

Please make an electronic transfer payment for the Academy fees at the same time as the electronic registration. Your registration isn't complete, or your place secure, without the payment.


**Be sure to include the student's name with the bank transfer!**

BNZ - NZ Jazz Foundation - 02 0500 0906968 000


You'll receive a confirmation e-mail within a day or two. Applications are being accepted immediately and will be accepted until all places are filled.

**Refunds for cancellations will be given until the second class, after which no refunds will be possible due to commitments for staffing/faculty at the Academy.**

Please join the New Zealand Jazz Foundation Jazz Academy Facebook page.

Send questions to:


May 6, 13

June 3, 10, 17

July 22, 29

August 5, 26

September 2, 9

October 14, 21, 28


Dr. Ryan Brake, Dr. David Lisik

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