Workshops by Michael Treni

July 16, 2014 | Comments Off on Workshops by Michael Treni


Master-Jazz Workshops in Venice, Florida

Master-Jazz Workshop is a rehearsal workshop designed for adults who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass, piano, and drums (set).  The workshop provides instruction on playing jazz styles in big band and small group ensembles.

Master-Jazz Workshop covers the following areas of instruction:
• How to improve your sight reading skills
• How to play swing music properly
• Developing good ensemble skills
• Proper articulation as it applies to various jazz styles
• Responsibilities of the sectional leader (trumpet, trombone, saxophone)
• Rhythm section playing: comping for piano/guitar, bass lines, big band drumming
• Jazz improvisation – how to play a good solo with a minimum amount of theory
• All music written and/or adapted for the level of the group by the director

Master-Jazz workshops for 2020 will be held at the Venice Community, located at 326 Nokomis Avenue South, Venice, FL, beginning Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 1 – 3:30 pm, and continuing through Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Tutiton is $160 per person.

An intensive workshop, held over 5 consecutive days will also be offered from Monday, February 17 through Friday, February 21, 2020, and  Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, 2020. 

For more information contact Mike Treni at

To download a copy of the Master-Jazz brochure click here