OUR LEARNING MODEL
How Jazz Teacher Training is different
Following a competitive selection process, Jazz Teacher Training delivers an intensive learning experience through teamwork, personalized feedback, coaching, curated readings, and starting your business as the central class project. This is not about simply giving you “information.” It’s about making a huge, positive change in how you teach, and how you conceptualize and view your business. We have successfully trained other professional musicians like you around the country, and they are out there doing it. This really works.
Over the course of ﬁrst three and a half months, you will meet with your coach Jeff Antoniuk and your team members four times each month, via video conference. Each meeting lasts about two hours, and provides you with the background information and direction to move ahead with building your business in real time. As this ﬁrst three and a half months progress, you are building your actual business, writing and signing real contracts, brainstorming your curriculum, locating your students and much more.
The training culminates with three days in Washington DC, doing hands on work with Jeff Antoniuk, your team of fellow Trainees, and real adult jazz students. We’ll put the ﬁnishing touches on our businesses, and work through some very speciﬁc pedagogy and teaching techniques. We have a lot to learn from each other, and from the 2500+ Jazz Band Masterclass sessions Jeff has led over the past 15 years.