New Students

LEARN to PLAY it, HEAR it, TEACH it!

Returning Students

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PYJO POPS!

An enriching band experience for younger students. Play movie themes, pop songs, fun swing tunes & latin music with optional opportunities to solo.

PYJO 3

Formerly PYJO 2b middle school / early high school band

PYJO 2

A mostly high school plus talented middle school group

PYJO 1

Top high school level ensemble focus on modern harmony

PYJO Vanguard Band
PYJO's Premier Ensemble

A mix of PYJO Alumni / College Musicians / Top High School Students - Formerly PYJO 1a

Rhythm Section
Rhythm Band

Piano - Guitar - Mallets - Bass - Drums

A place for rhythm section members to learn to comp together / behind a soloist, expand knowledge of voicings, interpret chord changes, stretch rhythmic skills, study song form & soloing.

alumni
PYJO Alumni are around the world spreading music!

Beyond just musicians, PYJO alumni have branched out to many fields in music: College music professors, ethnomusicologists, radio hosts, band directors, private music instructors, touring musicians, L.A. studio musicians, composers, arrangers, booking agents, software developers, bandleaders, studio engineers & more. Not to mention the doctors, rocket scientists & others who still play music to relax!

listen
Listen to PYJO!

Links to Videos & mp3 of PYJO bands, summer bands, combos etc.

space
The Burlingame Space - Home of PYJO

Rehearsals, Lessons, Recitals & Meeting Space. Rental Available!

concerts
PYJO Performances

Click here for current concert info.

lessons
Private Lessons

All Levels - Beginners to Professionals!

founders
Ben & Michelle Medler

Founded The Portland Youth Jazz Orchestra in 2001.