Lexington Community Education
If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.
-The 14th Dalai Lama
ALL THAT JAZZ (1JAZZ)
Dates:Monday, July 3 - Friday, July 7Location: LHS
Instructor: Justin AramatiGrade Levels: 6 - 9
Status: Running/Still openingsTuition: $245
Ever wonder how jazz musicians are able to improvise what they play? Well this is your chance to learn, straight from teachers in Lexingtonís award winning Jazz program. Our focus will be a simple, accessible approach to improvising melodies. We will also work to develop the important basic skills necessary to playing in an ensemble. Both new and returning students are welcome, and will be placed in an ensemble with other students of similar experience. Students should be able to read music and possess age-appropriate facility on their applied instrument. All instruments are welcome; but we especially need bass (upright and/or electric), drums, piano and guitar players! Interested students are encouraged to attend both weeks. Tuition is slightly higher for this program due to increased expenses.
Justin Aramati is an LHS Music Teacher.
About the instructor:
Mr. Aramati teaches Jazz and Big Band at LHS. He received his Master of Music degree in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory in May 2006 as a member of the first graduating class in this degree program. At this time, he was invited to become a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. While at The Boston Conservatory, Mr. Aramati created the first annual Music Education Awareness Day, a Boston Conservatory event which helps students of music performance learn what they may need should they choose to teach, and also aids in the recruiting of students for the Master of Music in Music Education degree program. He also designed word-processor templates which music teachers can use to help plan their rehearsals; these templates were adopted by the Music Education Department at The Boston Conservatory, and are now a required part of assignments given to masterís students. Before getting his masterís degree, Mr. Aramati graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Clarinet Performance. As a music teacher, Mr. Aramati has worked extensively in the Preparatory School at the New England Conservatory. He currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Junior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble alongside director (and Lexington music teacher) David Samour; he has held this position since April 2004. Before beginning in this capacity, Mr. Aramati was also called on several times by both the Junior and Senior Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensembles for clarinet sectionals and coaching. In addition, Mr. Aramati served as Woodwind Coach for the Festival Youth Orchestra during the summers of 2002 and 2003. Outside of N.E.C., Mr. Aramati is also active as a private clarinet teacher. As a clarinetist, Mr. Aramati has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including multiple guest appearances with the United States Air Force Band of Liberty.