When I do a workshop or talk to another music teacher, I often ask, “What is your biggest fear about teaching jazz?” The number one answer I get is “Improvisation.” Here’s the way a few people put it at a recent workshop I gave:
My biggest fear about teaching jazz? Improv.
Teaching beginning improvisation
Getting kids to feel comfortable with improvising
Not being able to help students (and myself) personify the music (Ed.…