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 for more details and pricing.

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    Naptown Jazz Kids is a weeklong immersive day camp for rising 6th through 12th graders. The mission of Naptown Jazz Kids is to entertain, enhance and expand jazz to the greater Annapolis area through education, performance and community service opportunities for students and educators alike. Summer Camp Classes will include : • Jazz improvisation • Instrument and section masterclasses • Pro session performances • Small and large ensemble performance opportunities • Jazz jam session to conclude each day • Opportunity to perform at Maryland Hall For more information, contact