Course introduction
The trainees meet with the CMDL’s team of referent teachers every month, for an immersive dayon “Improvisation Techniques”. This training allows students to discover improvisation or to enhance its practice, to consolidate rhythmic, harmonic and melodic concepts (improvisations, interpretations) and to assimilate a new working method specific to jazz. At the end of the course, trainees obtain a CMDL certificate.


Course content


Organization of studies

The training takes place during the day, one Tuesday per month, from September to June (63 hours of training).

The “Improvisation Techniques Program” training allows to:

Obtain a CMDL certificate. 100% students passed the certificate in 2023.

To attend the “Improvisation Techniques Program” training, the candidate must:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Have received a 7 year or more instrumental education.

POSSIBLE OVERRIDE to complete when you register online.

The cost of the training is 1900€ for one year.

However, if you self-fund your training, the CMDL supports you by lowering tuition fees. The cost is then 1400€ f.

Training Funding Devices:
Although this training is not eligible for the CPF (Personnel Training Account), different financing schemes for vocational training may be requested depending on the personal situation of the trainee (artist-performer, artist-author, job seeker or other). We invite you to contact the AFDAS or the OPCO that your employer depends on. You can also turn to your Region or your Employment Advisor.

As a training partner for cultural, communication, media and leisure professionals, AFDAS offers several financing solutions according to your status (Skills Development Plan, CIF, etc.).

Your region
This territorial authority is mobilized to help young people to train and facilitate their professional integration. Check with your region to find out what aids are in place.

Employment Division
Where existing financing arrangements (those of local authorities, OPCO, etc.) cannot support your training project, partially or fully, Contact your Employment Division advisor to see if you can benefit from an Individual Training Assistance (AIF) that will help finance the educational costs of your training.

Dates for year 2024-2025 will be available soon.
Tuesdays : 9h30 – 18h00


  • Registration start: December 14, 2023
  • End of entries: May 31, 2024
  • Results: June 2024



  • 1 Photo ID
  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae
  • Viewing links for your video footage (minimum trio): your interpretation of two tracks of your choice

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