summer jazz intensive

student saxophone player in a jazz band


July 5 – 11, 2021 at the Hawaii Convention Center


PMI is pleased to announce the Summer Jazz Intensive! The director of HYS Jazz, Dean Taba, along with notable session musicians and local legends provide the highest quality jazz education. Special mainland guests include Abe Lagrimas Jr. Steve Treseler.

No jazz experience required! Students will be placed in classes based on level of experience and instrumentation needs. 

Includes PMI+ for free! All students are encouraged and expected to participate in these online masterclasses. Culminating performances will be featured in the PMI E-Festival on July 31st. Limited spots available due to safety protocols.


Eligible instruments: saxophones, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, bass, drumset.

Students entering 8th grade and up with at least 2 years of experience on their instrument.



Dear PMI Applicants and Families,

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted the way we teach music, we continue to adapt and persevere. It is with that spirit that the Pacific Music Institute announces its summer 2021 program–a hybrid offering of both online lessons and small in-person classes that follow strict health and safety protocols.
– Aloha, the PMI Staff