Jeff Antoniuk explains Jazz Teacher Training, and why it might be for you.




WHAT IS JAZZ TEACHER TRAINING?

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A REAL BUSINESS

A set schedule, a steady income and a tribe of students who will support you as you support them. Light years beyond collecting “once or twice a month” private students.

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ADULT STUDENTS

Jazz Teacher Training taps into the hundreds of thousands of dedicated, passionate musicians who didn’t go into music for a living. They are dying to play, and they don’t have a forum.

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MAXIMIZED CREATIVITY

Your gigs and teaching should feed you and fire you up, not have you looking at your watch. With this work, we focus on the dynamics of a jazz group. This is fascinating, highly creative work.

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MAXIMIZED INCOME

Get paid once an hour, or seven times an hour? Group teaching potentiates your income. Coaching just one JBM group can gross you $10,000 a year. How about two groups, or three? Or ten?

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YES, IT WORKS!

We’ve already trained numerous jazz professionals around the country. Meet them, and find out how Jazz Teacher Training changed their lives – doubled incomes, expanded horizons, and a plan for the future.

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POWERFUL CLASSES

Coaching jazz small groups is how this works. It is practically impossible for an amateur musician to put together a small group on their own. You, the local pro, are the catalyst.

GuitarWHY ME, WHY NOW?

You might be wondering what is next for yourself: in your life, in your music, and in your career. Maybe you’ve plateaued, or just gotten a little bored with the same-old. What if there is actually something out there for you other than trying the land one of the handful of full time/adjunct teaching gigs? What if there is an entirely different (and better) playing field to consider?

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The jazz pros who have trained with us all wanted similar things – to double or triple their income, to build a real business of their own, to live not just a comfortable life but an exceptional live, and yes, to live a creative and fulfilling life. Jazz Lab NY, the Philly Jazz Workshop, and Jazz Lab Bethesda are some of the successful businesses we’ve helped build. Does it work – you bet!

LaughingHOW IT ALL BEGAN

Although he’d always taught some, Jeff Antoniuk was a bit hesitant to call himself “a teacher.” He liked the badge of honor of being a “Player” (with a capital “P”). He didn’t want to compromise his art. And he would argue long and hard as to why jazz musicians just don’t make that much money, or why most don’t achieve popular or financial success. But as the years went by, it turned out that he actually loved teaching, and was quite good at it too. Jeff eventually became comfortable with calling himself “a teacher” (but definitely still a Player!).

His Jazz Band Masterclass business was founded about 15 years ago, as Jeff tried to inject his teaching with more direction and creativity. JBM took off quickly in the Washington DC area, to where it is now 16 regular jazz small groups,with a gross income of well over two million dollars in those years. His side projects currently include a summer jazz camp (14 years running), a highly successful You Tube channel, and a subscription-based web site for adult jazz students world wide. Jeff “fell into” an amazing business, and he is eager to help jazz musicians and teachers earn and achieve what they really deserve for all their hard work.

How Teacher Training Works

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Four month, part-time program working online from where you are, anywhere in the world. Final three days in Washington, DC.

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Phone/Skype meetings, weekly assignments and groups discussions are our method. +/-100 pages of support material, and tons of video support.

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Most new JTT businesses will be up and running (ie. teaching and earning new money) within six months of beginning training.

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Three participants per training session. An intimate, team based learning experience, supported by new and lasting relationships.

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Team discussions four times a month, with homework and deliverables due weekly. You are building  your business, not just talking about it.

Best of all, curated and led by a passionate and empathic teacher who has made the change you are seeking to make. Our only goal is to get you up and running. This is tried and true – we have trained other pros like you, and they are knocking it out of the park in their cities. Admission is selective. We prioritize two things: your professional achievements, and your proactive, change-making attitude.

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Some of the things we get asked a lot: What is the cost? What can I expect to earn? Why do I need this training? Why teach adults and not kids? What is the schedule for Teacher Training?

We encourage you to read our FAQ. We have answers to more than twenty other common questions.

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