Jazz for Young Children:  Susan Milligan and Louise Rogers combine jazz music, storytelling and improvisational theater techniques to teach music, literature and social skills to young children.
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"Her innovative approach to exposing children to the joy and magic of jazz was truly exceptional."

-Pat Martinez
4th grade teacher
NYC Public School System

WHY JAZZ

We combine jazz music, storytelling and improvisational theater techniques to teach young children music, literature and social skills. Our technique utilizes young children's ability to learn most effectively through play as we "play" with jazz music and stories.

Jazz is easily accessible to teachers and children. You don't need to be a trained musician to improvise and to make jazz a part of your daily program. You don't have to take time away from skill building in other areas. Children learn literacy, math, music, small and large motor skills, visual arts, social studies and multicultural awareness while they are having fun "playing" with music.

Jazz can bring music to every young child's day. Jazz swings, it's personal, imaginative, improvisational, danceable, spontaneous, fun, playful and structured.

Young children learn about their world through exploring, creating, improvising, singing and playing. Jazz is a play-centered approach to music, a developmentally appropriate learning style for young children.

We work with teachers and children through workshops, residencies and classroom visits to bring jazz into early childhood classrooms.