Do you already play an instrument and read music, at about a seventh grade level or above? Would you like to study at the academy, have fun, and continue developing as a musician for free?
Our mentor-study program just might be for you!
We are looking for music mentors. Our goal is to have one mentor in every instrument section, in each class. This will provide our students with not only quality instruction from trained and professional musician-educators, but also from peer mentors who have been where they are much more recently.
Here is how it works:
- You agree to give the academy and our students one to two hours of your time a week. You will bring your instrument and show up ready to help our students during our mentor sessions or a class once a week.
- Come have lunch or dinner with us (all academy faculty and mentors) occasionally, our treat. At this lunch or dinner we will discuss regularly how things are going, things we can do better, and all that jazz. This is part of our 360 leadership model that will help us provide the best quality education for students.
- Choose the academy class of your choice to enroll in, and we will grant you free tuition to that course for the entire semester as long as you maintain your mentor status. Come further your skills with one of our advanced classes or learn a second instrument in one of our immersion/introduction courses.
Here is what one recent mentor had to say about her experience:
“Working with Sean-David and Jenna McGoran really expanded my experience. With their support, teaching and mentoring young flute students was a joy and a privilege. I enjoyed helping students learn and grow in skill and understanding of music. Thanks a bunch guys! Proud to be a part of it.”
– Cherith Runyon, Mentor to flute students