Availability update 08 August 2019
Piano, Drums, Vocals - fully booked,   Bass - 1,   Guitar - 2,   Horns/Brass - 2  

Summer Jazz Course for Instrumentalists and Vocalists aged 14+ (no upper age limit)

18 -24 August 2019 - University of Chichester

The course is suitable for all players, from beginners to advanced. A good basic command of the instrument is necessary. The course is not suitable for instrumental or vocal novices. If in doubt, contact Course Director Ursula Malewski at Students under the age of 14 may be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

The course is led by some of the most respected and accomplished tutors in the UK who have many years experience both as teachers and musicians of international repute.

Teaching is of the highest standard and groups are small to ensure individual attention is given to all students. The course offers intensive learning in an environment with like-minded people. 

For students intending to apply Music Schools, Academies and Conservatoires we offer audition preparation and mock audition, lead by Music Academy professors. Teaching rooms and Jazz Bar have Steinway grand pianos and vibraphones. Drum kits and amps will be provided for students travelling from abroad.

Our courses are residential and fees fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation, dinner, coffee/tea and breakfast.  No hidden extras.

The Course will be held at University of Chichester, College Lane, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE 

Why choose a residential course?

• On campus accommodation
• Minutes walk to teaching rooms 
• Full jazz immersion with like-minded musicians
• Opportunity to form bands
• Nightly performances by students 
• Student concert for family and friends
• Fully inclusive fees

Ursula Malewski (Vocals) – Founder of Mehr Clef & Course Director
Lee Gibson (Vocals) – Senior Professor for Jazz at Guildhall School of Music 
Tom Cawley (Piano) – Associate Royal Academy of Music 
Rick Simpson (Piano) – Tutor, Arranger and award winning Jazz Pianist 
Mark Hodgson (Bass) – Professor for Jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire
Martin France (Drums) – Professor for Jazz at Royal Academy of Music
Ralph Salmins (Drums) - Professor for Jazz at Guildhall School of Music
Alan Barnes (Sax) –  Multi-award winning international Jazz Musician
Matt Sulzmann (Sax) - Innovative Jazz Musician, popular with young Students
Stan Sulzmann (Sax/Flute) - Fellow of Royal Academy and Birmingham Conservatoire, Teacher at Guildhall and Trinity Laban
Ed Rice (Piano) - Vocal Accompanist
Guest Tutors TBC

Course fee £ 895.00 includes tuition, en-suite accommodation, dinner, coffee/tea and breakfast. 
Students may bring non-playing partners - for rates please contact

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