Welcome to the International French & Cuban Music Schools
Jazz summer school is based in the U.K. and attended by an international student body from around the world.
The course is an excellent hands on introduction to Cuban music. The teaching team of Sierra McGuinness and Sierra Maestra is excellent. It was wonderful to be able to go out in the evenings and hear top class bands playing what we were aspiring to, and to enjoy the convivial company of course participants and organisers.
We offer 2 main schools:-
The International French Jazz Summer School:
Based in the South of France, the International French Jazz Summer School was started in 1995. Our Main Course is for instrumentalists and singers of all experience levels who want to improve their jazz skills. We also run an Advanced Jazz Improvisers option.
Our long experience and the quality of our tutors – all top jazz musicians in their own fields – has made this one of the most popular jazz music schools in the world. As well as the daily workshops for small and larger groups, we have specialist instrument tutorials, an evening club, a daily performance of workshop materials and a very popular end of week concert.
The International French Jazz Summer School runs from Friday 3rd - Friday 10th &/or Friday 10th - Friday 17th August 2018
The International Cuban Music School in Havana, Cuba:
Our International Cuban Music School offers an introduction to Cuban music for both instrumentalists and singers of all experience levels– and non players who would like to be part of the musical experience. Our tutors come from both the UK and Cuba - and the workshops feature top Cuban musicians.
On this exceptional course, the international student group receives a thorough introduction to key Cuban rhythms and traditional and contemporary Cuban music styles. As well as taking part in the group and specialist workshops, students will make visits to the concerts and clubs of Havana to experience the best of Cuba’s exciting music scene and enjoy performances from some of the finest Cuban musicians.
The International Cuban Music School runs from Saturday 9th - Saturday 16th February 2019