Steve FidykNaptown Jazz Kids offers education programs, community engagement and musical training for students of all ages. Internationally renowned jazz performers teach alongside professional staff, offering teens and adults a variety of creative programming that helps develop character, leadership, friendships and communities through Jazz Music, America’s original art form.

Steve Fidyk is Artistic Director, and Founder of Naptown Jazz Kids. As an educator, Steve is the Chairman of the Drum Set Department at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He also serves as an Artist in Residence at Temple University, the University of Maryland, College Park, and as an educational consultant for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Essentially Ellington Program. 

Chris Kaplan

Chris Kaplan is Vice President of Naptown Jazz Kids. Chris is a senior associate instructional technologist for Diamond Information Systems and has been creating online learning experiences and learning for the real world for nearly 20 years. 

NAPTOWN LESSON ACADEMY – Private lessons! Naptown Lesson Academy provides fundamental, classical and jazz instruction to students based on their individual musical needs. Families will have the opportunity to choose between 3-4 different teachers for each instrument offered, providing jazz conservatory training for students aged 8 and up. 

• Private lessons with qualified and vetted instructors held at Maryland Hall

• Weekly 30 or 60 minute lessons available

• Curriculum tailored to each student’s level

All studio teachers are subject to a thorough interview process, including all state mandated background checks. Instructors create lesson plans tailored to individual student’s unique goals and skill level to make the most of each lesson. Join us, be inspired, and learn from the best! Contact Info@naptownjazzkids.org for more details and pricing.

Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty's Classes This Season

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    9-18
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $300
    Non-Member Price
    $325

    Naptown Jazz Kids Scholarships may be available for this program! For scholarship information and registration, call 410-263-5544 x 20 or email education@marylandhall.org. Absorb profesional-level performance techniques and concepts while learning classic literature from bandleaders Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. The semester concludes with a themed concert in the Bowen Theater on the campus of Maryland Hall. For information please contact:info:naptownjazzkids.org. No class Sept 26. Multigenerational registration is encouraged for parents, siblings to join.

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    9-12,13-18
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $15
    Non-Member Price
    $40

    New to jazz and not sure where to start? With many artists and vast catalogues of music, a new listener can feel a bit intimidated. We're here to help! Join us on Wednesday evening Sept 28th at 7:00PM for a listening party where we will get you started on your jazz journey by introducing you to some of jazz's great artists! Parents accompanied by a child under 12 will be free - register the student only.

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    9-18
    Room Number
    101A
    Member Price
    $15
    Non-Member Price
    $40

    Hands-on workshops covering technique, sound production, articulation, jazz, and commercial styles with lots of playing! Come join the fun!

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    9-18
    Room Number
    110
    Member Price
    $15
    Non-Member Price
    $40

    Hands-on workshops covering technique, sound production, articulation, jazz, and commercial styles with lots of playing! Come join the fun!

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    9-18+
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $15
    Non-Member Price
    $40

    Hands-on workshops covering technique, sound production, articulation, jazz, and commercial styles with lots of playing! Come join the fun!