JPS Accelerator Features
These group lessons will be different than any of the live lessons JPS does because the will be conducted through zoom. At the beginning Brenden, Sterling or Trent will check in with everyone then teach on a subject that the majority of students are struggling with. There will be open conversation and question answer during the entire lesson along with dedicated practice to the topic.
Small Pod Lessons
These pod lessons will be teaching and playing from each student with Brenden. The small group format will allow Brenden to give you exactly what you need to make quick progress while also highlighting points the other students in the pod might need to work on as well. By teaching in these small pod formats students will learn more quickly by observing their fellow pod members and also playing for others.
Weekly Video Assignments
Each week every student will be required to submit a short homework video assignment via google classroom. This will be so Brenden can monitor your progress and to hold student accountable to practicing in order to ensure they're making progress and seeing the results they want. Brenden will personally provide feed back on all video assignments. There will be many easy ways to do this and will be discussed and explained prior to the beginning of the program.
The week after group masterclass lessons, Brenden will host practice sessions and teach helpful tips to practicing and integrating the material that was just learned. This is also your chance to bring up and practice problems you're having and ask as many questions as you want about practicing certain types of material. Brenden will take lead you through practice exercises and give you about 5 minutes to practice each exercise on your own as well to make sure you understand the process.
Q & A / Office Hours
Every other week there will be an instructor available to answer questions in a live education room. These are office hours with no planned agenda. These are completely optional to attend but are highly encouraged. You can get extra help here or simply watch and listen as other students get help and instruction to their own sticking points.
During the program there will be 3 guest educators brought in to conduct special masterclasses. These masterclasses will be based on the needs of the students and the guest will cover multiple subjects. There will also be a Q & A for students to ask the guest any questions they may have. All of these will be recorded and stored in the group program area.
Open Mic Nights
Every month there will be an open mic night. This is to give students a chance to perform what they've been working on and support each other in this journey. Performance is not required by highly recommended. This will also be a time to learn from each other about how students overcame difficulties, and reached certain levels of playing that you might be striving for.
Final Concert and Graduation
There will be a final concert video edited together that will include a snippet of everyone playing a different part of a tune. There will also be a toast, graduation ceremony and final concert. The final concert is not required but highly recommended in order to gain performance experience and enjoy a fulfilling accomplishment of playing for others/