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Classes, Clinics,


and More


Throughout the year

Kim is involved in a

wide variety of teaching

programs for kids,

youth, and adults in  our

schools & community.

Preaching the Gospel of Jazz....

Here are some of Kim's ongoing education programs:


 Jazz Combo Workshop for players of all instruments wanting to learn to perform in a combo setting. M, TU or W evenings. 2023 sessions are 1/16-3/21 and 4/3-6/6. 7:00-9:00, tuition $250 for each term.

First term concludes with a benefit concert for the SBVJF on Tuesday, March 21st!

• Jazz Appreciation & History  Thursdays, 4:45-6:15 via Zoom. 2023 sessions are 1/19-2/23, 3/9-4/13 and 4/27-6/1. Tuition is 1 for $125, 2 for $235, 3 for $350.

• SBVJF VocalPoint Residency for elementary school kids. "Journey Through Jazz" teaches Jazz performance and history through original songs, dialog & dance.


• Private & Group Instruction in his home studio or larger venues for voice, bass, bands, vocal groups in performance, theory and musicianship. Teens through adults, beginning through advanced. 45, 60 & 90 minute lessons.



"​...though his primary instrument is the bass, Prof. Collins can easily demonstrate a riff or rhythm on any of the instruments in the combos, and such breadth of skill on many instruments is a great advantage in helping the individual players and combos push beyond current skill levels."

-Dr. Jay Carlander, Jazz Combo Class



"Kim Collins is a phenomenal player and easily one of the best music instructors I've ever had. Not only has he made me a better bass player but a better musician overall. Through his combo teachings and private lessons I've learned more about music in 2 years than I have my whole life."

-Ryan Guajardo, SB City College 

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