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The Sacramento Jazz Education Foundation has launched Lesson Bank, a new treasure trove of accessible music knowledge on YouTube.


Created and curated by music educators with more than 100 years of combined teaching experience, the Lesson Bank features short, accessible online lessons, to help students and teachers with the ins and outs of performance, instrument technique, music theory, ear training, and improvisation. Users can test drive all the materials, and even ask questions of the instructors.

Teachers can use these lessons in their classrooms, students will enjoy working at their own pace, and everyone will benefit from these multi-modal approaches to complex musical mysteries, explained in detail by musicians and music educators.

“For decades, the Sacramento Jazz Education foundation has had the privilege of working with the finest jazz music educators in the region.” says SacJEF executive director Patti Jones. “With in-person performances, lessons and camps suspended due to COVID-19, our network of teachers created The Lesson Bank as a resource for colleagues, teachers, and students to spread knowledge of early jazz. It’s free - all you need is a desire to learn.”

The lessons are 10-minutes or less and suitable for all ages. Lessons will be released weekly and users can subscribe so they do not miss out on the weekly lesson releases.

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