Nash pianist and educator Pam Morita will lead the Nash Futures Workshop.
Morita has worked with middle and high school students across the Valley specifically in the context of solo work, and has a passion for teaching young musicians to bridge the gap between classical and jazz music.
Morita is the former director of City Jazz, as well as an instructor at Paradise Valley Community College.
“Improvising is challenging, especially as most children from the middle school age are just learning to play their instruments. Young musicians need guidance in how to improvise jazz solos, and once they get it, it's quite rewarding. Nash Futures is perfect for the aspiring player who would like to learn how to solo on their instrument and play in jazz combos or bands,” says Pam Morita.
Musicians on all instruments are welcome to participate in the Nash Futures Workshop. Knowledge of major scales is helpful for students but not required.
The Nash offers several programs designed to support emerging jazz musicians in the Valley as well as encourage public appreciation for the American art form.
For more information, visit the 'Education' tab on the Nash website at www.thenash.org/education.
The Nash is located at 110 E. Roosevelt St on Roosevelt Row in Downtown Phoenix.