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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!

What’s Included?

Adult Combos consist of six or more students and are available to all skill levels—instrumentalists who are new to jazz,  part-timers, or seasoned veterans. 

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

Class Schedule: Classes take place on Wednes eveings or Thursday evening.  You can find the class calendar and rehearsal locations here.  

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


Tuition is paid by the acendemic year and there is also a reccurring monthly payment plan available. There are no registration or material fees.

  • $1,250 for the acedemic year

Students can also join for the second semster (if there are spots available for their instrument).

  • $800 for the second semester only

Discounts available for full-time college students and active military personnel.


Billing invoices are sent via email after ensemble placements. We accept credit cards and checks. 

Questions? Email us at


Registration Is Closed ☹️

If you wish to be added to the list of interested students for the 2023-2024 academic year, please fill out the form (accessible via the button below) and we will notifiy you when registration and audition requirements are posted.

See A YLJC Class In Action

If you are interested in seeing the YLJC program in action, we welcome you to visit our classroom and sit in on an ensemble class. We are happy to coordinate a time that works for both the instructor and your schedule.

To arrange a visit, please fill out the form (accessible via the button below) and we will get back to you promptly with available dates and times.

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, and there are no registration fees associated with this process.

The meet-and-greet jam session takes place at 2590 Truxtun Rd., Building 176, Ste. 102, San Diego, CA 92106

 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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