Courses & Programs

Jazzamba School of Music currently focuses on Performance Music.  The three-year program is open to students with majors in:

- Piano 

- Guitar 

- Base 

- Drums 

- Woodwinds 

- Vocals


First Year

Main Instrument I 

Keyboard Harmony I Harmony I

Ear Training I

History of European Music

History of Ethiopian Music


Second Year

Main Instrument II

Keyboard Harmony II 

Harmony II

Ear Training II

Arranging I

Jazz History I


Third Year

Main Instrument III 

Keyboard Harmony III 

Harmony III

Ear Training III

Arranging II 

Jazz History II

Students performing

Ethio jazz by Students of Jazzamba School of Music


The Jazzamba curriculum has been approved by the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ethiopia and has a modular structure using credit points and learning outcomes. It incorporates both curriculum developed for the Ethiopian context derived from the Berklee College and increasingly the content developed by the GMA from the Global Music Campus.

Global Music Campus

Jazzamba is a major partner in this innovative teacher training and curriculum development program co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union and the Goethe-Institute. Jazzamba also hosts main project activities each September for the teacher training campuses for all the participating countries.