Next Masterclass |Trombonist Mark Bassey

WHEN: Wednesday 18th September | 6-7:45PM
FOLLOWED BY: Short concert by professional jazz musicians 7:45pm
LEADER: Mark Bassey
ASSISTANT TUTORS: Sam Massey | Edward Leaker | Jade Gall | Jim Rintoul | Lewis Riley | Coach York
MINIMUM STANDARD: Approx. Grade 2 (just a guide – contact if unsure) | No previous jazz experience necessary | All Instruments Welcome
AGE LIMIT: Under 18
COST: £5 payable on the day (bursaries available – please contact for more information) £18 to become a South Devon Youth Jazz Member – includes all sessions for this term

Please see below for full details or get in touch for more information! We have also included our regular workshop dates for the rest of the year, please put them in your diaries!

Full Details: South Devon Youth Jazz Workshop

Whether you are a complete beginner to jazz or have been improvising for a while, this session is for you!

All we ask is that you have been playing your instrument for a little while, can read music a little and are happy to have a go in an encouraging environment.

Workshop Timetable


Please arrive in good time to register your child (if you have not done so before) to provide details such as emergency contact details, any medical information to be aware of and pay the session fee.

You will also be asked for permission for if your child can appear in publicity material for South Devon Youth Jazz or partner organisations – please state clearly if you do not wish your child to be photographed, and we will ensure that this is abided by.

Once registered, please make your way through toThe Ariel Centre to find a seat and set up ready to start.


Workshop with SDYJ tutors – a fun packed session of music making!

Students will be supervised at all times by tutors and teachers, all of which have been DBS checked and are employed in schools around the South West, so please feel free to leave your students and return at the end of the workshop period to collect them.

Instruments & Equipment

All instruments are welcome! Students are responsible for looking after their own instrument – South Devon Youth Jazz and King Edward VI Community College take no responsibility for looking after your child’s equipment.

A drum kit will be provided, as will a small number of guitar amps and keyboards, but unless otherwise stated, please bring your own instrument and any equipment you might need with that (e.g. leads, mouthpieces etc.)

King Edward VI Community College – Venue Directions

Head for Totnes – if approaching from the Exeter/Dartington direction:

Head along the A385 Buckfastleigh to Totnes road – come through Darlington, past the church and the shopping centre, and follow signs for Totnes, turning left at Shinners Bridge roundabout keeping Texaco garage on your right.

Follow the road and as you pass the sign for Totnes and a speed camera on your left, turn immediately right before the blue bridge onto the Redworth KEVICC site. Ample parking is available and head for the main reception/gallery where someone will meet you and take you the short walk up to the Ariel Centre itself.

Head for Totnes – if approaching from the Plymouth/Torbay direction:

Head through Totnes town centre and follow the signs for Exeter/Dartington. Head along Coronation Road past Morrisons garage and China Blue on your left.

Head pass TTS Tyres and go straight on at the traffic lights, past the police station on your left.

Turn immediately left under the blue bridge onto the Redworth KEVICC site. Ample parking is available and head for the main reception/gallery where someone will meet you and take you the short walk up to the Ariel Theatre itself.

Workshop Dates 2019-20

Autumn Term

– Wednesday 18th September (Masterclass With Mark Bassey)
– Tuesday 24th September
– Tuesday 8th October


– Tuesday 29th October
– Tuesday 12th November
– Tuesday 26th November

Spring Term

– Tuesday 14th January 2020
– Tuesday 28th January
– Tuesday 11th February


– Tuesday 25th February
– Tuesday 10th March 
– Tuesday 24th March 

Summer Term

– Tuesday 21st April
– Tuesday 28th April
– Tuesday 12th May


– Tuesday 9th June
– Tuesday 23rd June
– Tuesday 30th June

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