Swing into the Rhythm

Immerse yourself in a groovy ensemble experience!

Join our weekly extravaganza as we dive headfirst into the captivating world of jazz. Explore diverse jazz styles and unlock the secrets of improvisation. This class is the perfect compliment to your school band/orchestra journey, a booster to next-level classes and ensembles, and an ideal playground to transform those private lesson skills into group harmony. Get ready to unleash your inner jazz virtuoso and groove your way to greatness!

Join Elementary Jazz Band Today!

Recommend for grades 1-5

2023-2024 Season

October 2, 2023- May 31, 2024 (school holidays excluded)


Jazz band meets Mondays from 6:30pm-8pm


$750 one-time fee for the session 

*Scholarships and payment plans are available for those who qualify. Pro-rated fees are available for partial-year registration.

Located at YAA Studio

3800-A Mykonos Lane, San Diego, CA 92130


What are the requirements to participate?

Students are required to practice 15-20 minutes each day on their own and listen to as much live and recorded jazz music as possible. Due to the small collaborative nature of the band programs, students are expected to focus on constructive communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Private lessons at YAA in addition to Jazz Band are highly recommended, especially for beginning musicians.

How do you form the bands?

We take matching band members seriously. We carefully consider age, instruments played, music style, schedule, and instructor preference to create the perfect musical mix. Our goal is to make sure these kids mesh like peanut butter and jelly, creating a smooth and enriching experience for all.

What does registration include?

Registration in the Jazz Band program includes:

  • Weekly rehearsal session with bandmates and a YAA instructor
  • Performance opportunities at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito events, community events, and local music venues.
  • Access to other YAA programs such as private lessons, master classes, jam sessions, free tickets to area music and performing arts opportunities
  • Free tickets to area music and performing arts opportunities
  • The opportunity to performa at our annual fundraiser concert COMMOTION
Are masks still required?

The safety of our students and staff are of utmost priority. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito and the Youth Arts Academy align our COVID-19 policies and guidelines with San Diego County’s guidelines for schools and childcare. Masks are no longer a requirement for employees, program participants or patrons inside any of our facilities. Masks are encouraged when county COVID-19 transmission rates are high but the choice to mask indoors will remain optional. We will continue to be supportive of participants, patrons, and employees regardless of their masking choice.


Since bands are formed through careful consideration, we ask that you first fill out the Jazz Band Interest survey below or email us at yaa@bgcsandieguito.org. Your child will be placed in a band that suits their interest and skill level.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why is Youth Arts Academy so popular?

    Established with the aim of nurturing young artistic talent, the Youth Arts Academy stands as a beacon of creativity and skill development. Offering a wide array of programs, the academy provides an exceptional platform for youths to explore their artistic passions. One of the standout features of the academy is its focus on jazz band, which are integrated into various disciplines. The academy’s experienced instructors tailor the jazz band lessons to the individual’s goals and pace of learning, ensuring a holistic growth trajectory. Students not only receive technical guidance during these jazz band lessons but also benefit from invaluable mentorship that fosters their artistic expression. The academy’s commitment to fostering young talent through jazz band lessons shines through in the remarkable progress and self-confidence exhibited by its students. As parents and guardians witness the transformative impact of these jazz band lessons, the Youth Arts Academy continues to be a preferred destination for those seeking to unleash their creative potential.

    What Programs do you offer?

    We offer Private Lessons, Rock Band, Jazz Band, and Camps. Contact us to start your musical journey.

    How can I contact you?

    You can give us a call at (858) 720-2194 or send an email to YAA@bgcSanDieguito.org. Youth Arts Academy in San Diego, CA is where students become musicians. Contact us to start your musical journey.