A set schedule, a steady income and a tribe of students who will support you as you support them. Light years beyond “once or twice a month” private students.
JBM has tapped into the hundreds of thousands of dedicated, passionate musicians who didn’t go into music for a living. They are dying to play, and don’t have a forum.
Your gigs and teaching should feed you and fire you up, not have you looking at your watch. JBM coaching focuses on the dynamics of a jazz group. This is fascinating, highly creative work.
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?
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.
You might be wondering what is next for yourself: in your life, and in your
music. Maybe you’ve plateaued, or at least gotten a little bored. Think back
to the things that motivated you to become the accomplished professional
musician and teacher you currently are. Well, that drive and those tools
might currently be sitting on the shelf too much of the day – the focus, the
practice, the sense of competition, the yearning for success, your drive and
intuition. Maybe even obsession. Learn to use those tools again. Things
could look very different for you if you let them.
Although he’d always taught, 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!).
Jazz Band Masterclass 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 15 regular jazz small groups,
with a gross income of well over a million dollars in those years. Side
projects currently include a summer jazz camp, a jazz choir, one-day
workshops (over 50 produced so far), and intensive private coaching. 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.
Four month, part-time program working from where you are. Final three days in Washington, DC.
Video conferences, team assignments and groups discussions are our method. Think “Harvard Business School” and Socrates.
Businesses will be up and running (ie. teaching and earning money) by the end of the four month training.
Maximum of six participants per training session. Intimate, team based learning experience.
Team discussions three times a month, with homework and deliverable due
Best of all, led by a leader who is in a hurry to get you up and running.
Admission is selective. We prioritize two things: your professional achievements, and your proactive, change-making attitude.
We encourage you to read our FAQ. We have answers to more than twenty other common questions.