— Program is based on the learning techniques put in place by Didier Lockwood.

The student will acquire a way of working specific to the strings, allowing him to master the instrumental technique and to acquire a real artistic dimension in jazz and improvised music.

The period of study is lasting 2 semesters (1 year).

Weekly classes take place on Mondays, from the end of September to the beginning of June (157h).

— The content of the training:

At the end of the program the student will obtain the CMDL certificate.

The candidate must:

  • Be at least 18 years old*
  • Have a good instrumental and theoretical level. No musical diploma is required.

*You are allowed to fill a derogation request during your online application.

Annual tuition fees: 3000 euros.

But if you use a personal fund to finance your studies, the CMDL gives you financial support by lowering the tuition fees to 2000 euros a year.

Depending on the personal situation of the trainee (performer, artist-author, job seeker or others) various funding bodies for continuing education can be contacted. We invite you to inquire directly with the AFDAS or the OPCO on which your employer depends. You can also turn to your Region or your Pôle Emploi advisor.

The Afdas
As a training partner for culture, communication, media and leisure professionals, AFDAS offers several financing solutions depending on your status (Skills development plan, CIF, etc.).

Your region
This local authority is mobilized to help young people to train and facilitate their professional integration. Check with your region to find out about the support systems in place.

Pôle Emploi
When the existing funding mechanisms (those of local authorities, OPCOs, etc.) cannot partially or fully support your training project, contact your Pôle Emploi advisor to see if you can benefit from individual assistance. training (AIF) which will help finance the educational costs of your training.

Application : December 15th, 2020

Application deadline : May 31st, 2021

Results: June 2021



  • 1 Identity photo
  • 1 Cover letter
  • 1 Curriculum Vitae
  • The links of your video recordings (at least in trio): your interpretation of two pieces of your choice

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