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Award-winning music lessons, ensembles, and group classes for aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels — children, teens, and adults.

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Morning & Full-Day Preschool programs with a full, child-centered curriculum of creative specials like music, science, drama, social and emotional learning, and more!

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Established in 1966, our pioneering Center for Music Therapy (CMT) uses guided music experiences to help individuals meet life's challenges.

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BOP STOP at The Music Settlement is Cleveland's premier listening room: an intimate, acoustically pristine performance venue with sweeping views of Lake Erie.

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Junior J@MS

Ages: 10 - 17
Session Length: 30 Weeks
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

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The Junior J@MS Program offers an introduction to improvisation and combo playing for the younger beginning or intermediate instrumentalist.

Junior J@MS is a component of J@MS (Jazz at The Music Settlement). There are three different ways students can participate in J@MS:

  • J@MS Program (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • J@MS Ensemble (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
  • Junior J@MS (10:00 am - 12:00 pm, for younger students)

This course prepares students for the J@MS Program and helps students experience the Saturday program environment.

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Session Day Time Campus Fee  
October 01, 2022 - May 20, 2023 Oct 01, 2022 - May 20, 2023 Saturday 10:00am - 12:00pm University Circle $300 Enroll

Faculty

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Ken LeeGrand

J@MS Department Head; Instructor, Saxophone, Clarinet; Ensemble Director, J@MS

Ken has performed with Arthur Fiedler, Freda Payne, Jean Carne, Petula Clark, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, The Miracles, Michael McDonald, The Funk Brothers, and Aretha Franklin (to name a few). With his group Horns and Things, Ken has had the privilege of being the opening act for the late Dexte... Expand

Ken has performed with Arthur Fiedler, Freda Payne, Jean Carne, Petula Clark, The Temptations, Gladys Knight, The Miracles, Michael McDonald, The Funk Brothers, and Aretha Franklin (to name a few). With his group Horns and Things, Ken has had the privilege of being the opening act for the late Dexter Gordon, El DeBarge, Freddie Hubbard, Ronnie Laws, Phillip Bailey and Joe Sample.

Ken has also done pit work for numerous plays at The Cleveland Playhouse and in Playhouse Square. LeeGrand has also performed at venues including The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jacobs Field, Gund Arena, and Blossom Music Center. As a traveling musician, Ken has performed extensively throughout The United States and Europe.

For the last 16 years, Ken has been the resident artist for the Grammy Signature School Shaker Heights School District Music Department that has 1000+ students from grade 5 through 12.

Education
BM, Clarinet, University of Akron Close
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