Jazz/Rock/Pop Department

Jazz/Rock/Pop Department - Core Philosophy

South Shore Conservatory’s Jazz/Rock/Pop Department offers the very best in Jazz/ Rock music education including lessons and classes in Latin, funk, blues, and contemporary styles.  Our programs and ensembles expose teen through adult students to jazz and rock standards, as well as contemporary charts, and provide a rich history of rock music from which any student can draw.  Students experiment with improvisation throughout the range of course offerings. Ensemble playing is a featured part of our curriculum.

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Private Lessons

Most students start private drum lessons and percussion lessons in grade four. Private lessons are offered at 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lengths. Group instruction (three or more students) is 60 minutes in length.


Open Mic Night
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Middle School Monster Jam
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Jazz/Rock/Pop Department - Class Offerings

Rock Band
Members of the JRP Dept.
Play and perform your favorite tunes with a full rock band!

Check out some videos from our 2013 Rock Camp!


Pop/Rock Vocal Tech

A class for singers age 13+


Adult Jazz Workshop


What is Jazz?: Jazz Appreciation


Honors Ensembles
Advanced students in the Honors Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and Jazz/Rock Ensembles are chosen by audition.


JRP Day
Saturday, April 8, 4:30-9:00 pm
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham

JRP Day activities include a rhythm event jam, followed by a workshop/performance on World Music and Collective Improvisation with bassist/composer Mike Rivard.

Informative breakout sessions include: Singer/Songwriting with award-winning indie singer-songwriter Hannah Christianson; Recording, Session Work and Touring with producer/engineer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Chi; Pop Vocal Styles and techniques with SSC voice faculty member Meredith Borden; and a new music technology petting zoo with Berklee professor Loudon Stearns.

The event concludes with a pizza break and blues jam for all participants.

For more information about this event, contact JRP co-chair Ed Broms at e.broms@sscmusic.org or 781-749-7565, ext. 45.


JRP Spotlight Festival
Hingham: June 15, 6-9 pm