"Again from the top. . . ."—IAJE partners with ClickForLessons site to provide jazz educators an online link to new students
Lori over at ClickForLessons.com, a new online community for music professionals and other creative people sent me an email with the company's press release on the partnership they have made with the International Association of Jazz Education (IAJE), which negotiated a deal with them so that its members will have free access to ClickForLesson's suite of web services. Given the musical character of this town what with Eastman, Hochstein and the great music education programs in many of the area's high schools, I clearly thought I should pass this information on to my readers. ClickForLessons services help independent musicians and instructors connect with each other and with students to grow their music business. Steven Cox, www.clickforlessons.com CEO and founder, describes the company's role in the partnership as:
Helping IAJE members find new local students, exhibit their musical art, gain coveted business references, and network with a community of over 250,000 like-minded people. By harnessing the power of the internet, we've been able to help instructors increase their income by as much as 67% per year.
IAJE members can access the partnership login from a special portal on the IAJE website. Through this special partnership, IAJE and Click for Lessons expect that members may increase business and their independence as instructors and working artists.
The website and its services are not limited to music instruction, but include dance, voice, acting, language, educational tutoring. There are over 82,000 member instructors at this time. The site also maintains a blog for announcements about the site and other information of value to its members.
I'm a wannabe musician who played and took piano lessons when I was a kid, but was not too disciplined in the practice area. I bought a mandolin on a whim a couple of years ago and it, sadly, sits in a corner of the living room calling out "play me . . . play me" in its sweet, dulcet tones. I put my zip code into a search for mandolin lessons on ClickForLessons.com and found quite a few possible local teachers who I may be able to take lessons from. I may be following up with before I forget the stuff I've already learned (OK, I only have one tune that I could play in any recognizable way. . . Yankee Doodle). The site is simple and it works (OK you'll believe me when I actually make the call . . . .).