The time for Marimba Jam’s Annual Teacher Training Course is getting closer!
For 2018, we have decided to open up this course to the public. Please note that you must be 18 or over to partake in this course. Exceptions may be made if you are 17 and matriculated in 2017.
If you are interested in joining our band or staff, you will need to complete this course.
Who can do the course?
The only pre-requisite for this course is that you can already play the African Marimbas.
About the Course:
This qualification will prepare you for teaching the African Marimbas to groups of students in a fun, energetic and informed way. There is a lot more to teaching than knowing how to teach the pieces and this course will properly equip you for being the educator and mentor in the classroom.
This course will prepare you for the professional marimba industry- enabling you to apply for a permanent or part-time position at Marimba Jam. Once you have received this qualification, you are under no obligation to be a part of Marimba Jam. However, if you would like to be a part of our performing band, admin staff or teaching staff- having this qualification is a requirement.
The cost of this course is R200 per person.
The Training Course has been carefully structured to take place over 3 weekends. It is vital that you attend all 3 sessions, as they each cover different aspects of the course which will come up in the final written exam and practical exam. The written exam is something you take home and complete at your own pace and return to us to mark. There will also be a practical exam during the last weekend.
Saturday 13th January: 09h00-12h00
Saturday 20th January: 09h00-12h00
Saturday 27th January: 09h00-12h00 (prac exam + hand in written exam)
Monday 29th January: Graduation Ceremony TBC
You will be required to make yourself available to ‘shadow’ 2 lessons during the week of the 22nd-26th January, so you can observe the methods in action. You will also be required to ‘shadow’ one audition session lead by a senior member on either the 17th, 18th or 19th of January.
If you would like to take part in our course or have any further queries, please email us: email@example.com by Monday, 8th January 2018.