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 years - 18 years
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $200
    Non-Member Price
    $225

    Absorb professional-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 Theatre on the campus of Maryland Hall. For information on audition requirements, please contact: info@naptownjazzkids.org. No class April 10 . Multigenerational registration is encouraged for parents, siblings to join.

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    All ages
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $15
    Non-Member Price
    $40

    New to jazz and not sure where to start? With many artists and vast catalogs of music, a new listener can feel a bit intimidated. We are here to help! Join us on Saturday, March 18 at 11 AM for a listening party where we will get you started on your jazz journey!Multigenerational registration is encouraged. For more information, contact info@naptownjazzkids.org

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    All ages
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $15
    Non-Member Price
    $40

    Calling all bassists, guitarists, pianists, and drummers! A hands-on workshop covering technique, sound production, articulation, jazz and commercial styles with lots of playing! Come join the fun!Multigenerational registration is encouraged. For more information, contact info@naptownjazzkids.org

  • Instructor Name
    Naptown Jazz Kids Faculty
    Ages
    9-18
    Room Number
    100
    Member Price
    $450
    Non-Member Price
    $475

    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 Info@naptownjazzkids.org