We are very excited to introduce to you our three-day intensives as part of our Summer Jazz Intensive Workshops series.

About the Drums Intensive Program

Explore rhythm, time, and drums in this special three-day summer intensive! The Drums Intensive will be taught by three masters of rhythm, including Ari Hoenig, Tony Moreno and Tim Horner. Each day will be led by a different faculty member offering their unique perspectives on rhythm, technique, and more. Syllabus to be posted soon.

-Rhythmic ear training
-Drums fundamentals
-Introduction in West African rhythms.
-Introduction to North and South Indian rhythmic
-Compositional principles
-Dotted quarter note transposition
-Standard in compound meters
-Metronome exercises
and much more…..

Dates: August 13 – 14 – 15
All sessions will be held from 11am to 5pm at our main space around the corner of Times Square. More detailed outline and information on the schedule will follow.

-Instructors may ask for a recorded sample before admission
-At least 17 years of age
-Some of our intensives are better suited to intermediate and advanced musicians with a minimum of a few years on their instrument; other summer intensives, such as the beginner vocal and choir, are open to everyone. More details can be discussed during registration.

We are proud about our collaboration with:
Maxwell Drums
In coordination with the students we will plan a trip to this amazing drums mecca.
Maxwell Vintage Drums contributes by supplying additional drums hardware for our students.

Jazz Drums,Steve Maxwell

About the Faculty

Ari Hoenig- Shortly after moving to Brooklyn, Ari Hoenig found himself started playing extensively with a variety of groups, including Jean Michel Pilc Trio, Kenny Werner Trio, Chris Potter Underground, Kurt Rosenwinkel Group, Joshua Redman Elastic band, Jazz Mandolin Project and bands led by Wayne Krantz, Mike Stern, Richard Bona, Pat Martino, and Bojan Z.  He has also shared the stage with such artists as Herbie Hancock, Ivan Linz, Wynton Marsalis, Toots Thielemans, Dave Holland, Joe Lovano, and Gerry Mulligan, although he got kicked off the stage by security shortly thereafter. As an educator, Ari teaches privately and is on faculty at New York University and the New School for Social Research in New York.  He gives clinics and lectures at music schools and universities worldwide, and writes a regular educational column for Modern Drummer magazine. Ari Hoenig Bio

Tony Moreno- New-York-based drummer Tony Moreno is simply one of the most sought after musicians of his profession. He tours all around the world and has played with artists including Barry Harris Trio; Gene Shimosato (w/Matt Garrison and Ravi Coltrane);Dave Phillips and Freedance; Sal Nestico; Mal Waldron Trio; Fred Favarel (w/ Richie Beirach and Jean-Jaques Avanel); The Lounge Lizards; Jurgen Friedrich Trio; European Jazz Orchestra (Parma FrontiereJazz); and Marc Mommaas and Global Motion. In addition to being one of the first New York Jazz Workshop faculty members, Moreno teaches at New York University Jazz Program, Columbia University, and at the City College of New York. He has also lead many clinics in France, Canada, Spain, Germany, Denmark and the US. Tony Moreno Bio

Tm Horner – For The past three years he has been a regular substitute with The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra @ NYs Village Vanguard as well as traveling to Europe and other local New York area venues. Tim is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass. and studied percussion with Dean Anderson, drums with Keith Copeland and drumming concepts with bassist Miroslav Vitous. His quintet, featuring vibraphonist Joe Locke and bassist Ed Howard, won the first Hennessey Jazz Search in 1985. He has conducted clinics, classes and seminars and currently teaches jazz ensembles and jazz drumming at New Jersey City University. Tim has an artist endorsement with Vic Firth Sticks and with Istanbul Cymbals and is currently working towards producing a recording of his own compositions which will be his first recording as a leader. Tim Horner Bio

Tuition and Registration

$495 Early bird special for registrations received by April 30th
for registrations received after May 1st

To sign up for this Summer Intensive, fill out this brief registration form.

General Information

For more info regarding our summer program, housing, travel, and more, visit our Summer Workshop General Information page. For a more in-depth experience, inquire about adding a private lesson with someone from the NYJW Faculty during your visit. Learn more about how you can combine Summer Intensives to create a customized Summer Jazz Packages. Feel free to reach out via email at [email protected] with any additional questions.

What to expect:
When you join us for one or more of our intensives, you can expect to become a member of our tightly knit community. There will be musicians from all over the world looking to learn, explore and make connections. You will be making connections that last a lifetime. A typical day will be as follows:

11:00am – 1:00pm: Morning Sessions
1:00pm – 2:00pm  Lunch Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm: Afternoon Sessions
Evenings: Free

Student will normally organize small groups or go check out some concerts. See “Fun Evening Activities” in the General Information page for more details. There will be opportunities for every student to perform outside of the school, more details coming up soon.

The New York Jazz Workshop Summer Series is held in our space at  Michiko Studios in midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square.

New York Jazz Workshop at Michiko Studios
149 West 46 street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10036
between 6th and 7th avenue.