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Adult Combos

"NOT SO" Young Lions

It's Never Too Late To Learn... JAZZ!

Adult Classes

Adult Combo Classes

Is it time to take your skills to another level?  Do you want to get out of the shed and make some new friends? Feeling the need to dust off your instrument and get back in the game?  Now is the time! YLJC is offering adult classes!


  • There are two 10 week sessions per academic season.

    • Fall semester and Spring semester.

  • Classes take place on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings.

  • Each class is 90 minutes.

  • 2024-25 Adult Classes Academic Calendar


Liberty Station - Point Loma

What’s Included?

Adult Combos consist of six or more students and are available to all skill levels (see below).

Curriculum: Music theory, ear training, sight reading, improvisation, how to play in a group setting, jazz history.

Performance Opportunities: Adult Combos will have the opportunity to perform live at least once per semester.


Tuition is paid per 10 week session. There is also a reccurring monthly payment plan available.

  • $450 for one 10 week session.

  • $25 non-refundable registration fee.

    • One time registration fee per acedemic year.

  • There are no class material fees.

  • We accept credit cards and checks. 

Discounts available for full-time college students and active military personnel.  Questions? Email us at

What’s Needed?

Adult students interested in our adult program should have the following abilities:

  • Read music — The ability to read music is important to ensure the group can progress at the same pace.

  • Instrument proficiency — Students should possess sufficient proficiency on their instrument to play scales and learn improvisation.

  • Treat voice as an instrument — Vocalists should be willing to sing melodies alongside horn players, beyond just vocal standards.

  • A realistic time commitment is crucial — Students are expected to practice outside of class to ensure the combo is prepared for performances—teamwork is key to the success of any group!

If the above mentioned are outside the scope of an interested adult student, we highly recommend private instruction as a way to hone one's skills prior to joining YLJC.


Registration Now Open!

Now accepting registration for the  Fall 2024-25 Semester.

*All new and returning students must register

Important Dates:

  • August 31: Registration Closes 

  • September 7: Meet-and-Greet Jam Session 

  • September 17, 18, 19: Classes Begin

Register for Adult Combo Classes ⬇️

Audition Process

Meet-and-Greet Jam Session

YLJC Adult program does not have a formal audition process. Instead, we will host an informal meet-and-greet, followed by a jam session with our instructors. During this session, our instructors will gauge each participant's playing ability and group them into combos accordingly.

Please note that adult students must register to participate in the meet-and-greet jam session.

Meet-and-greet jam session for Fall 2024

Thursday, September 5, 2024 at 6:00 PM

 Placement Process

Following the meet-and-greet jam session, instructors will carefully place participants into combos based on a variety of factors including skill level, experience, and work schedules.

Placement announcements are sent via email.

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