Training Presentation
The CMDL’s team of referring teachers welcomes trainees for an immersive week “The instrument and improvisation”. This training makes it possible to discover improvisation or to perfect its practice, to consolidate the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic concepts (improvisations, interpretations) and to assimilate a new method of work specific to jazz.


Training Content


Organization of studies
The course lasts 5 days (33h), Monday to Friday. A jam is organized on Thursday evening and a concert of end stage open to the public, takes place on Friday afternoon. This training takes place in April, during the first week of the school holidays (zone C).

To attend the “Instrument and Improvisation” course, the candidate must:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Minimum 7 years of instrumental practice
  • No musical diploma is required.

POSSIBLE OVERRIDE to complete when you register online.

The cost of the internship is 1000€, lunch included.

If you fund your internship yourself, without the help of an external organization, the CMDL supports you by lowering tuition fees. The cost is then 650€.

Internship Funding Devices:
Although this internship is not eligible for the CPF (Personnel Training Account), different funding mechanisms for vocational training can be requested according to the personal situation of the trainee (artist-performer, artist-author, job seeker or others). 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.

  • Registration opens: December 14, 2023
  • End of entries: January 31, 2024
  • Result: February 2024
  • Dates: April 08-12, 2024



  • 1 copy of a duplex ID
  • 1 cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae



  • If you have less than 7 years of instrumental practice: link to a video recording of your interpretation of a song of your choice.
  • If you are under 18 years old: link to watch a video recording of your interpretation of a piece of your choice.

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