JAM University is an independent music lesson studio located in Yuma, Arizona, offering instruction on guitar, voice, drums, ukulele, bass, and saxophone. 

JAM University Senior Night Virtual Concert 


Join us for a virtual concert sponsored by the Yuma Art Center featuring JAM University's Senior students, Alyssa Alvarez, Mia Gwynn, Summer Kirk and Isabella Olin. We'll be streaming live from the Historic Yuma Theatre to facebook.com/yumaartcenter and on IG @yumaartcenter.

March 31st at 7:00 P.M. JAM U Senior Night Concert. Don't miss it!


Hello There! 

Just a quick note to encourage you to check out our blog under Online Lesson Material.  It is accessible to anyone who might be interested. Today, Eloisa wrote about Practice Logs or Journals. Some of our students have not been able to continue with lessons under the current restrictions, but we want them all to still feel they have some sort of access to JAM U. We will continue to try our best to encourage any student who might stumble unto our little corner of the World Wide Web.

So, for tips on how to keep track of your practice time or motivation on how to get going, check out Eloisa's post.

Stay safe!  #togetherwecan

It Was Inevitable 

We have moved 100% to remote music lessons. We know this is not an easy change and we want to thank you all for your support up to this point, and to those of you who are venturing on and continuing with us in this next chapter for JAM U. The most important thing is that we all do our part to keep our community safe and healthy. We consider part of that responsibility, keeping our students making music in any way we can.

We have created an Online Lesson Material page, in which you will eventually be able to find links to general resources, live streams, etc.  From here, you can log in to either Jason's or Eloisa's page using a password which will be given to you via email/text. In those pages you will find tracks/files you will be able to either download or stream directly from the website.

We will meet via FaceTime or Skype. Most of you have already made the transition but those who haven't yet, let us know if you have any questions.

Hope you are all staying safe. #togetherwecan

Jason & Eloisa

UPDATE: Covid-19 

There will be no lessons this week, March 16th-20th We hope to return on Saturday the 21st. For the safety of all of our students and our family, we kindly ask that you please cancel your lesson if you are feeling unwell with any type of cold, flu, virus. We will reschedule ASAP once you have been free of symptoms for 24 hours. As many small businesses in our community, we are taking every precaution and making sure our home and teaching environment is as clean as possible in every way we can think of. The health of our students, their families and our own kids is our number one priority.

Thank you for your support and understanding. See you on the 21st (hopefully!).

BBQ & Brews Festivals by Heritage Festivals 

People’s Choice BBQ Tasting, Outdoor Yard Games, Mechanical Bull Riding, and a Kids Corner featuring NEW attractions, face painting, games, a rock wall, train ride, and music! Our JAM U Bands (Heatstroke and Lunes) have been invited to perform at 5:00 P.M. 

While you're downtown, make sure you support our local merchants and visit their store front locations! Shop, eat and drink! You are sure to find something uniquely Yuman!

The Golden Hour 

Tonight we will have an outdoor concert featuring some of our JAM University voice students. The music will commence around 5:00 P.M. under our beautiful Arizona skies at sunset. Bring your own chair/blanket and enjoy an evening of music by some very talented young musicians!

Here is a list of the performers (tentative order):

  • Lila
  • Grace
  • Kianna
  • Faith
  • Aubrey
  • Emeli
  • Gracie
  • Amorette
  • Ayanna
  • Summer
  • Nina
  • Maddie
  • Mia
  • Malaya
  • Kylie

Band: Jason (guitar) and Elle (keys/sax) Arviso, Tab Wilcox (drums), Nina Hook (guitar), and Isabella Olin (bass).

All are welcome to join us! FREE! 13384 S Avenue 4 1/2 E, Yuma AZ 85365. Follow homemade signs to parking.

Play It Forward 

We're honored and excited to participate at the Play It Forward event by the Arizona Children's Association (AzCA) on October 27th at the Yuma Country Club. This is a family-friendly concert that will include our JAM U Band "Lunes" as well as GWYNN, Wildflowers and The Twits. The event will go on from 3:00-7:00 P.M. with plenty of fun activities for the entire family! Click on our "Shows" link and look for "Play It Forward" for tickets. There's still time. Hope to see you there!


Guest Artist: Camden West 

We had a great time with Camden West. He is such a talented young musician...and a great person. We were blown away by his performance and generosity in graciously sharing the stage with our students. For those who attended, don't forget you can join the mailing list on his website to find out all about his music, merch and where he'll be next. Also, remember to pass the word around that these events are always open to the community at large, not just our students. Let's discover more new artists/music together!

"Energy" by Camden West with JAM University guitar students.

Camden West: Innocence In May 

Join us for an intimate performance by Camden West on October 7th at 7:00 P.M. with opening act, GWYNN. At the Yuma Civic Center (West Wing). Thanks in part to our sponsors, KOFA Border Radio and Country Club RV.

  • Date: Monday, October 7th, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 P.M.
  • Address: 1440 W Desert Hills Dr. Yuma, AZ.
  • Tickets: $10 general $5 student (cash only at the door)




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JAM University Senior Night - Virtual Concert

Historic Yuma Theatre: Virtual Concert, Yuma

Join us for a virtual concert with Jam University for Senior Night! We'll be streaming live from the Historic Yuma Theatre to facebook.com/yumaartcenter and on IG @yumaartcenter. Featuring: Alyssa Alvarez, Mia Gwynn, Summer Kirk, Isabella Olin.