Teacher Training Course 1
(On the job training and external theoretical studies – code OTJ1T) Learning Music Australia – Teacher training course (in the Rock and Pop styles) 8 week - introductory course in music teacher training.
Learning Music Australia is currently experiencing rapid growth. In 6 years the business has developed from teaching a modest 15 students every week, to now teaching over 700 students / week, across the state! This growth is predicted to be ongoing well into the future. We are interested in training musicians to be able to fulfill our future music teaching contracts, mostly in the Rock and Pop styles, in South Australian / Australian schools. We focus on children being able to obtain affordable music lessons (usually in medium to large size groups). We ensure our lessons are fun and productive. All students learning music through L.M.A are encouraged to perform / rehearse in a rock / stage band from very early in their learning. We make this available to them. We teach most of our children though the Rock and Pop for Schools music program, and also offer a variety of traditional music lessons.
About the course The short course is designed specifically for musicians / music instructors in the community. It gives a basic overview of how to be successful when teaching music to students in a school environment. The course is designed for ‘self-employed / subcontract’ music instructors, or for skilled musicians that wish to become music instructors in the near future. The course is also designed to empower participants with knowledge about their profession, and to assist them to develop professional practices and networks. Participants will explore many facets of music education, ranging from child protection issues, to ‘music industry training’ for children. There will also be a focus on developing a strong awareness of where music education fits in our society, and a comprehensive study of current music services that are available to members of the community. The course we have designed for you is very hands on, industry based, and specific to the needs of L.M.A. The introductory course will contain the following –
An introduction to teaching rock and pop music in schools *our easy-jam system An overview of traditional teaching methods / services Being a self employed music contractor Introduction to Aussie Rock School (Rock Workshop – industry training program for students) L.M.A - behaviour management systems L.M.A - business systems / general business systems and structure L.M.A - career advice and networking opportunities L.M.A - report writing and invoicing processes Duty of Care and Child protection / Mandatory Notification Police checks and Insurance Policies General Accountability Occupational Health and Safety Operating and taking care of equipment S.A.C.S.A School Policies and Structure Professional Vocabulary Information from the minister of education Important information about music education Different types of children – and their needs Music technology – How to use a basic P.A system and backing tracks Teaching Materials Multi-skilling Time Management skills
Course details The course consists of Theoretical Studies, and Practical Studies. Theoretical studies – Consisting of a general overview of music business / business systems and various topics relevant to becoming a successful self employed music contractor. Practical studies – Consisting of on the job training with specialist L.M.A music instructors. There will be a specific focus on our ‘Rock and Pop for Schools’ teaching systems, school policies, behaviour management, group tuition and various other aspects of teaching modern music to groups of school children.
Cost - $200.00 / course (8 - 10 weeks)
Sessions – a. Theoretical Sessions Units are studied externally. Participants are required to research various set topics. Participants are required to submit a minimum of 2 x research reports / week (as set by L.M.A). Participants are required to undergo a minimum of 1 x music education / music business examination / term (to be negotiated with L.M.A). Participants are required to participate in on the job teacher training sessions. A minimum of 4 hours / week (to be negotiated with L.M.A) Participants must keep and submit a ‘log book’ / diary of all on the job training. Participants are required to undergo a practical examination (to be negotiated with L.M.A).
b. Practical Sessions -
Location (s) – To be decided (depending on participants locations)
Payment options Payment can be made upfront in full, by credit card (over the phone). Alternatively you can pay by money order or cheque. *Made payable to Learning Music Australia. PO Box 249 Ingle Farm S.A 5098. You may be able to arrange installment payments, if you are unable to pay upfront for the course. Please contact L.M.A administration to discuss this. Please note – This very unique Rock and Pop style teaching-course is an ‘inhouse’ L.M.A initiative. *Please let us know - If you are interested in obtaining information about gaining nationally accredited certificates / modules. Completion of the course will be very useful to those that wish to increase their knowledge of many aspects of being a self-employed music instructor. It is especially designed for those that wish to gain the relevant skills to become a self-employed music contractor through Learning Music Australia. There will be very exciting employment prospects for those that are extremely successful with the course (in some instances, work may be obtained before full completion of the training course). For more information, or to enroll in this exciting course, contact Vanessa on 8395 4993 or 0419 669 489. Regards, Patrick Carlson. Learning Music Australia – Director 8395 4993 – 0419 669 489 email@example.com