AMLA Summer Music Workshops

AMLA is proud to present two Summer offerings in 2022. Our workshops build skills in the recorded arts, instrumental music, and ensemble performance.

AMLA’s summer workshops Latin Jazz; Yesterday and Today is an exploration of the genre creatively, symbolically, historically, and physically. Students will be exploring improvisation through their instruments, discover Philadelphia’s Latin Jazz Legends, and explore improvisation. Students will be working with our teaching artists to learn about Latin Jazz in Philadelphia and perform their music. 

We are offering lessons in 

  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Violin
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Drums

Students will work in group classes and perform in an ensemble. 

Four weeks two four hour sessions a week

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

10 AM – 2 PM

June 28 – July 21, 2022

REGISTER by June 18



Bring the Beat! is a songwriting and audio production program that focuses on exploring social justice and anti-violence themes. The program seeks to engage students to create songs about the value of anti-violence, family, community, and wellness. Students will be working with our teaching artists in 2 modules (Summer and Fall). We base the modules on best research practices, lyric writing, song production, and recording. 

Students will learn music theory fundamentals that will enable them to write the song coupled with their group music lessons. 

The program is Ten weeks 

two sessions a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) a total of 20 sessions 

10 am – 2 pm

Cohort 1 – 5 weeks: July 25 – August 26 (10 four hour sessions)

Cohort 2 – 5 weeks: September 19 – October 21 (15 two hour sessions)

REGISTER by July 16