Private Lessons

How long are private lessons?
-The rates listed for private lessons are for 1-hour. In many cases, lessons can be requested for 1.5 or 2 hours for an additional cost.

Where can I take lessons?
-Lessons can be taken at the teacher’s home/studio or at the NYJW Studios Located at 265 West 37 Street near Times Square and Penn Station. Some of our teachers will travel to student home for an additional fee.

Do I have to commit to a certain number of lessons?
-you can take 1 trial lesson to start, if the teacher is a good match then you have to select a package of 4, 8 or 12 lessons. The lessons can be taken as frequently as you and the teacher see fit.

How do I schedule private lessons?
-Fill out a registration form then we will put you in contact with the teacher of your choice so that the scheduling can be arranged. This way you can work out a time that best fits your respective schedules and availability.

How are lessons billed?
-Once a lesson is scheduled, we will send an electronic invoice that should be paid no later than 48 hours in advance. Invoices can be paid online or by mail but we cannot accept payment in person.

What if I have to cancel/reschedule a lesson?
-Rescheduling a lesson needs to be requested by the student no less than 24 hours prior to the lesson. Please re-schedule the lessons with your teacher via phone or email and copy the school, [email protected], on your request. This is to give the teacher enough time to book another student and/or change the studio reservation. If you fail to re-schedule your lesson in time and/or do not show up for a scheduled lesson, you will be responsible for the cost of the lesson and the studio fee (if applicable).

Weekly Workshops

How can I find out if a workshop is right for me?
-We can schedule a trial class of a workshop you’re interested in. This will give you the opportunity to get a feel for the workshop and give the instructor a chance to assess your level. You will be asked to participate in some or all of the class activities. In some cases, we can send the class repertoire ahead of time.

How many trial classes can I take?
-You are eligible to take one $25 trial class for any individual workshop.

How are workshops billed?
-At the start of every 4 sessions, we will send an electronic invoice that should be paid no later than 48 hours in advance. Invoices can be paid online or by mail. We cannot accept payment in person.

What if I need to miss a session?
-Due to our fixed rental and teacher costs,  we do not offer make up sessions. Long term students can ask to be placed on hold for personal reasons such as vacations, work, family, etc. for up to two weeks without losing their spot.

What/When are the workshop recitals?
-Twice a year (typically during weekends in June and December) there are workshop recitals at prominent NYC jazz clubs for workshops to perform the repertoire they’ve been working on throughout the year. Specific dates and times of performances are announced in the months leading up to these recitals.

If you’d like any clarifications or have any other questions or concerns, you can reach us at:

phone:  ‪(212) 287-5908‬ email: [email protected].