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Online Education Resources

Online Education Resources

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Resources for students, educators, and inquiring minds.

PDX Jazz desires to be a comprehensive resource in the realm of jazz education. In addition to our free in-school programs, we have a growing cache of free and downloadable online content. From lesson plans and presentations, to musician highlights, jazz playlists and read-aloud videos, we are dedicated to providing the most approachable and age appropriate education resources for introducing students to jazz.

PDX Jazz Stories Playlist

Online presentations of popular jazz books.

PDX Jazz Profiles Playlist

Profiles of Portland jazz musicians.

Jazz Band Basics with Cynthia Plank

Part One

Part one of my presentation for the Midwest Clinic: How to Start a Jazz Band- Even If You Feel You’re Not “a Jazzer.” This video has ideas that you can use right away to start, develop and improve your young jazz ensemble.

Part Two

Part two of my presentation for the Midwest Clinic: How to Start a Jazz Band- Even If You Feel You’re Not “a Jazzer.” This video has ideas that you can use right away to start, develop and improve your young jazz ensemble.

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