Celebrating 20 years

In 2024 we will be running our 20th annual Summer School. Join us for our anniversary. We welcome participants from all countries to join our highly skilled team of tutors at the beautiful Domaine de Bel Air in the Loire region of France.

Summer School 2024

We welcome all vocalists and instrumentalists with a love of jazz and improvised music who want to develop their performance skills and technical abilities.

Our world-class performers and tutors offer an intensive and practical approach to jazz learning. This year the Summer School runs  from 29th July to 18th August, consisting of three separate courses…

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We have a few places left. Do get in touch for exact details.

Our Tutors

We have a great team of highly-skilled tutors offering their experience and technical know-how. This year’s team includes Judy Niemack, Alan Barnes, Barry Green, Brigitte Beraha, Dave Jones, Nia Lynn, Gareth Lockrane, Jeremy Brown, Mark Ridout, Mick Foster, Mike Gorman, Rob Barron, Dave Manington, Gwilym Jones and Tristan Mailliot.

Loire Music

Loire Music organised its first Summer School in August 2004 with vocal tutors Anita Wardell and Tina May. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength led by course director Tristan Mailliot.  The range of courses and tutors has steadily expanded and we have welcomed participants from all areas of Europe, the Americas, the Far East and Australia.


Last week was great! I have learned and relearned so many things, truly inspirational. Really appreciate the dedication of you and your team of world class tutors.

I had a fabulous week. Keep me up to date for next year as I am very keen to join you again.