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FALL: Youth Jazz Combos

FALL: Youth Jazz Combos

  • Grades 7-12 • Tuesdays, 9/10-12/3 (no class 11/26) • $250/12 wks • Audition for new members: 9/3 (Contact FlynnArts Manager to sign up at • Final performance on 12/5

    Instructor Shane Hardiman combo: 5:20-6:50 pm

    Instructor Tom Cleary combo: 7:15-8:45 pm

  • Hoehl Studio, 3rd floor of FlynnSpce Map It

  • Please note: Online registration requires payment in full. To request a scholarship or payment plan, please fill out This online form or call 802-652-4537.

  • Limit: 10

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Play in a small combo under the tutelage of a working professional. Students develop individual styles while learning an essential repertoire. Development is enriched by public performances in FlynnSpace on December 5th and, potentially, at other performance opportunities at the discretion of the combo directors.

Audition for all new members: September 3rd. Email the FlynnArts Manager or call 802-652-4537 for a timeslot.

For the audition, bring a piece that demonstrates your ability to play single note lines and/or chord progressions, as well as improvisation skill and, sight reading. Students are placed in the four Flynn jazz combos based on the following criteria: a) demonstrating a basic level of instrumental competency; b) age range; c) schedule availability, and; d) instrumentation needs of each group (each combo needs to have a balance of rhythm section and single line instruments). Please note that due to the small size of the group and instrumentation needs we may be unable to place all new members.

Vocalists: Like all other musicians, vocalists are encouraged to audition and may or may not be placed, based on the instrumental makeup of each group and at the discretion of the directors. We cannot guarantee ability to take on vocalists.

FlynnArts Faculty

TOM CLEARY is an accomplished jazz pianist and educator who has taught students of all ages in schools, universities, and music programs in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont. He was a finalist in the competitive Kennedy Center Jazz Ambassadors program and studied jazz at Hampshire College, UMass, and UVM.

SHANE HARDIMAN is a talented pianist who received his B.A. in jazz studies from Johnson State College. A passionate improviser and educator, he performs regularly with many of the area’s finest musicians and bands.

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