Jazz in Education UK

Jazz in Education UK

While jazz education has grown within Higher Education in the UK since the mid 1980s, the teaching and learning practices of jazz (and related music) that model highly effective classroom and instrumental pedagogy, are largely underused. This omission is significant. 

Over 95% of jazz graduates do not enter the classroom teaching profession. The current music education workforce is highly under-represented in this area. Additionally, few music educators claim to have had any training in jazz. 

Jazz in Education UK seeks to advocate and facilitate formation of curricular policy and teacher education that will address and solve these pressing issues.

Jazz in Education UK believes jazz and improvised music needs to occupy a more prominent position in music education in the UK.


Please use our list of resources relevant to jazz in education. This is not exhaustive and a work in progress. 

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