Welcome to noblehathaway.com
This sight serves Copperstate Defense Institute, LLC, Events by Noble C. Hathaway, and the Prescott Jazz and Swing Conservatory.  

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James Chirillo

Jim Chirillo and a study of the style of Freddie Green and his unique comping and  rhythm style.

whit smith
Prescott Jazz Conserv

Whit Smith explains his style of swing comping on the guitar.

Ranger Doug

Ranger Doug shows a style of Swing Guitar in this lesson.

Dr Paul

Dr. Paul exhibits some enhancements through different voicings to replace single notes. 

aimee nolte

Aimee talks about HOW TO SWING!  She is a really true illustrative teacher and listen carefully to her tips on practicing and thinking while you play.

The Prescott Jazz and Swing Conservatory
serves to promote Freeform Musicians and the rhythms and syncopations of both the American and Western Swing era. 

We promote jazz and swing for all C instruments in the following ways - live music and those which perform - support education and training of musicians - historical reviews through recordings, film, and other media.

Our geographical scope is mainly in Prescott and the surrounding areas however we reach out to other areas of our State and Country.


We will list events, jazz swing tips and lessons, history, and other issues of relevance on this page and promote on social media or other means available.


Contact Noble C. Hathaway with information of upcoming S&J events or if you want to participate in classes on different styles of playing.

duke“It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing” Another live and hands on study course from the past American Masters offered at the beautiful Elks Theatre property in scenic downtown Prescott.  We will be getting together to learn and play a few of the classic Ellington tunes.  You will receive a lesson plan the week before the class.
Coming in fall.  Dates and Pricing to follow

Classes   Training   Events   JazzSwing 


“ Rythym Changes “
A light and fun study on the “Rythym Changes “ chord structure which started in the 1930’s and was and is used by so many as a root for a multitude of melodies and tunes we all are familiar with.

 Saturday, July 22nd
The Elks Theatre
117 E. Gurley St.,
Prescott, AZ 86301
9am - 12pm
Cost: at the door.
A donation to the Elks Foundation for Musician Scholarship Funding

This class will be for all C instruments and you will receive a lesson plan, via email, a week before the course to prepare for class.

You will bring your C instrument
 (guitar, mandolin, violin, etc.)
to class and play with the group.
(amplification will not be needed)

 No student should be uncomfortable and all will have a great and fun time!

  This course is for advanced and beginner students and all performers.

If you are just wanting to learn but not comfortable with bringing and playing your instrument, you are still welcome to observe but please help with a donation.

Contact Noble C. Hathaway
or call 623 687 425one