Since 2001 Jam Academy has offered to more than 5000 students the opportunity to discover and enhance their musical talent. The courses are divided into Basic Courses and Higher Education: Bachelor of Arts in Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Technology and Production. Jam Academy releases academic qualifications recognized by the London Performers Examination Board and accredited by BTEC Pearson (an English institution for academic and professional qualifications), University of Bedfordshire, Trinity College (Examination Board, British Certification Authority.

Didactic methodology for music teaching

In 2012 Jam Academy first introduced in her courses the new teaching methods of the Music Aptitude Development (M.A.D.) system. In this method the person doing music is seen as a whole, as doing music is a complex endeavor concerning both physical and psychological abilities. The core assumption of this method is the following: 1. Making music is an activity that concerns different very important aspects of a person: Rational thinking, creativity, emotional and bodily awareness. 2. The skills involved are not strictly bound to the specific nature of the musical endeavor, but more relevant to the functioning of the person as a whole. 3. Modern music is completely different from classical music and requires completely different teaching methodologies and learning procedures. The M.A.D. innovation resides in the training of such skills necessary to be able to perform music. Music Aptitude Development is designed to teach modern music and as such is unburdened of old legacies residing in the traditional teachings of written and classical music. It is clear that modern teaching methods are in dire need of new ways and procedures. We strongly believe that one can only learn how to make music from teachers that actually make music and that never stop studying and developing their skills. Music teaching is, to us, a serious business concerning every aspect of a person. The core concept is to work on motor skills, coordination, perception, imagination and very few knowledge concepts that our founding to the modern music. Everyone learns to sing, move in time, play the piano. Everyone has a profound knowledge of the modern harmony. Everyone studies composition and arranging, and so on. The difference is in how those skills are developed and how they fit and cooperate with each other. There is no talent, only hard work. Our students are prepared musicians, self-aware artists, and effective teachers, but among other things, they are made whole by the discovery of many skills and parts of them they did not know.

Programs taught in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Jam Academy - International Academy of Modern Music Italy

Our B.A. is released directly by British universities and boards of the highest levels, Institutional Approval procedures are held during the courses to control the quali ... [+]

Our B.A. is released directly by British universities and boards of the highest levels, Institutional Approval procedures are held during the courses to control the quality of the service we provide.

Study area: Performance – Technology and production Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards/Piano, Horns and woodwinds Director of Studies: Valerio Silvestro, Loredana Lubrano Attendance: Part Time (a selection of subjects) or Full Time Duration: either September - June or January - December

The bachelor is based on the models of the most advanced music schools in the world. Its main goal is to achieve a thorough and all-around preparation of the students, extending from the core techniques on the instruments to the study of musical theory and harmony, ear training, complementary piano, sight reading, critical listening, live music performance, interplay and so on. Our teaching and learning method is base upon a revolutionary use of the body as the main instrument in the music performance (Music Aptitude Development system). Our focus is to practice music making and live performance, having the chance to do so with some of the most proficient musicians and music teachers in Italy.... [-]

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English,Italian
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3 years
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Jam Academy - International Academy of Modern Music Italy

Our B.A. is released directly by British universities and boards of the highest levels, Institutional Approval procedures are held during the courses to control the quali ... [+]

Our B.A. is released directly by British universities and boards of the highest levels, Institutional Approval procedures are held during the courses to control the quality of the service we provide.

Study area: Technology and production Intruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards/Piano, Horns and woodwinds Director of Studies: Valerio Silvestro Attendance: Part Time (a selection of subjects) or Full Time Duration: either September-June or January-December

The Higher Education courses held at Jam Academy are built to help everyone who intends to study music in a serious, professional and in-depth way. The Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and Production (Producer, Sound Engineer) will provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce, mix and master music. Subjects with such skills are able to give a strong contribution to a musical project.... [-]

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Jam Academy - International Academy of Modern Music Italy

If you want to study music in Italy it's important to choose a school that is not only able to release a recognized degree but also that can offer you full-time, accredit ... [+]

If you want to study music in Italy it's important to choose a school that is not only able to release a recognized degree but also that can offer you full-time, accredited high tech training courses of Higher Education, and a methodology able to introduce you an international music market perspective on the music industry.

If you are graduating in music, you know that inspiration is a key component. As a place of birth of the opera and of the classical composers a music studio abroad in Italy will be memorable. Diving into a new culture could give you the opportunity to widen your way of thinking about music or giving you a new cultural outlook while earning precious basic credentials.... [-]

Italy Lucca
October 2019
English,Italian
Full-time
Campus
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