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The Professional Program is your first step becoming a professional musician. No matter if you are student or employer - you can join the Professional Program in addition to your current activities. Once a month you'll visit our weekend seminars at Modern Music School Aschaffenburg and you'll plan your learning time freely.
We will accompany you for 20 months step by step on your way to become a professional musician – you can choose between the modules BASIC, PRO and PLATINUM.
You'll refine your techniques and reading notes, you'll learn the most important styles and you'll play together with professional musicians. There's no better place to learn the most important things you need to become professional in the music business. Our trainers will provide you their own experiences and knowledge the best they can. see all subjects

Duration

  • 20 months: once a month
    1 weekend seminar including
    16 hours
    (saturday - sunday)
     
  • 320 hours of lesson,
    plus final exam and concert
     

Organisation

  • division into phase I to IV
  • final day with individual test
    and concert
  • certificate for successful completion
  • limitation of 10 people per group

Location

Modern Music School Aschaffenburg
Hanauer Straße 2
63739 Aschaffenburg - GERMANY

 

BASIC

Curriculum Training

18 months of intense drill in technique, styles and sound.

Textbooks

At the beginning of the course you receive all books you will need throughout your studies.

Online Training

18 hours of online webinars, where the subjects from the courses are trained and intensified.

1x Star Coaching

Modern Music School offers a large variety of international teachers. At the beginning of a course, the students will be informed which teacher will train them during the course.

1x Band Training

A professional band will accompany the songs selected by you. Premise is, that you already master the songs of the respective styles, so the only thing to be worked on in the band performance is cooperation and communication with the band.

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BASIC
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Curriculum Training

18 months of intense drill in technique, styles and sound.

Textbooks

At the beginning of the course you receive all books you will need throughout your studies.

Online Training

18 hours of online webinars, where the subjects from the courses are trained and intensified.

1x Star Coaching

Modern Music School offers a large variety of international teachers. At the beginning of a course, the students will be informed which teacher will train them during the course.

1x Band Training

A professional band will accompany the songs selected by you. Premise is, that you already master the songs of the respective styles, so the only thing to be worked on in the band performance is cooperation and communication with the band.

PRO

Curriculum Training

18 months of intense drill in technique, styles and sound.

Textbooks

At the beginning of the course you receive all books you will need throughout your studies.

Online Training

18 hours of online webinars, where the subjects from the courses are trained and intensified.

3x Star Coaching

Modern Music School offers a large variety of international teachers. At the beginning of a course, the students will be informed which teacher will train them during the course.

3x Band Training

A professional band will accompany the songs selected by you. Premise is, that you already master the songs of the respective styles, so the only thing to be worked on in the band performance is cooperation and communication with the band.

Recording Workshop

Here, you get the knowledge, that gives you an overview of live and studio gear.

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PRO
Χ

Curriculum Training

18 months of intense drill in technique, styles and sound.

Textbooks

At the beginning of the course you receive all books you will need throughout your studies.

Online Training

18 hours of online webinars, where the subjects from the courses are trained and intensified.

3x Star Coaching

Modern Music School offers a large variety of international teachers. At the beginning of a course, the students will be informed which teacher will train them during the course.

3x Band Training

A professional band will accompany the songs selected by you. Premise is, that you already master the songs of the respective styles, so the only thing to be worked on in the band performance is cooperation and communication with the band.

Recording Workshop

Here, you get the knowledge, that gives you an overview of live and studio gear.

PLATINUM

Curriculum Training

Textbooks

Online Training

3x Star Coaching

3x Band Training

Recording Workshop

Business Coaching

As a professional musician, you will later move in the spheres of music business. This important part of the business is often neglected by many musicians. Here you get insights and essentials, so you know that you have also have to train and upskill yourself in this subject.

Personal Development Seminar

Everyone grows up different and creates their own world of values and dogmas. In the strive for mastery, it is important to get to know new concepts of personal development – from communication to time management – there are many fields that can be improved to increase your chances of success significantly.

Learn with the stars in LA

Los Angeles is the music capital of the american west coast. From here, many stars go on tour. Therefor many top musicians live there. In one week, for four hours daily, you will be trained by musicians of the L.A. music scene and you will take home unforgettable impressions. 

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PLATINUM
Χ

Curriculum Training

Textbooks

Online Training

3x Star Coaching

3x Band Training

Recording Workshop

Business Coaching

As a professional musician, you will later move in the spheres of music business. This important part of the business is often neglected by many musicians. Here you get insights and essentials, so you know that you have also have to train and upskill yourself in this subject.

Personal Development Seminar

Everyone grows up different and creates their own world of values and dogmas. In the strive for mastery, it is important to get to know new concepts of personal development – from communication to time management – there are many fields that can be improved to increase your chances of success significantly.

Learn with the stars in LA

Los Angeles is the music capital of the american west coast. From here, many stars go on tour. Therefor many top musicians live there. In one week, for four hours daily, you will be trained by musicians of the L.A. music scene and you will take home unforgettable impressions. 

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Modern Music School?

Modern Music School is THE music school for rock and pop music. With its more than 70 locations worldwide, it’s one of the biggest music schools in the world. MMS offers innovative music lessons tailored exactly to every student’s needs. All instructors are professional musicians with extensive training in MMS’s own training center. Our teaching concept is based on motivation, student interests, and brain friendly learning — the elements that also tie together our self-published textbooks. It goes without saying that Modern Music School’s great success demands an ever-growing number of teachers — teachers we recruit from the pool of MMS Professional Program graduates whenever we can.

What’s unique about the MMS Professional Program?

Modern Music School offers the most innovative and modern music education available. Every subject is taught by expert coaches who won’t bombard you with purely theoretical information but will share their experiences and insights instead. That means you’ll learn the exact skills you’ll need as a professional musician — from playing to running a business. Some of our instructors exclusively work and teach at MMS. We’re happy to answer your questions and help you shape your individual path towards a professional music career. And as soon as you reach a certain level, you can work at MMS and get your first paycheck as a musician.

 

Do I need prior knowledge in order to join the program?

As long as you have good sight-reading skills and basic knowledge of your instrument, you can join the Professional Program. Since we’re using national and international coaches, you should be proficient in English. To make sure you’re meeting all requirements, we’ll do a quick assessment with you. This assessment is free of charge and nonbinding, and will be the first exciting step towards your exciting career as a musician.  

Do I need prior knowledge in order to join the program?

As long as you have good sight-reading skills and basic knowledge of your instrument, you can join the Professional Program. Since we’re using national and international coaches, you should be proficient in English. To make sure you’re meeting all requirements, we’ll do a quick assessment with you. This assessment is free of charge and nonbinding, and will be the first exciting step towards your exciting career as a musician.
 

How much do I have to practice?

We can’t really answer this question because it depends on your previous knowledge and personal strengths. We’d say at least an hour a day on average. The secret to practicing lies in working on our weaknesses and not in just playing what we’re already good at. The MMS Professional Program will teach you how to design effective practice routines, and help plan what you can do to enjoy the process and have fun. With these principles, your progress will be inevitable.

What equipment do I need?

First and foremost you need a decent instrument and standard accessories. For class, just bring pen and paper but having a computer with basic recording capabilities at home would be an advantage. We provide you with sheet music and practice sheets at no additional charge. In the course of the program you should also plan to purchase certain original songs and other music literature.

Are there mid-term and final exams?

The Professional Program is divided into four phases. At the end of each phase are a practical exam and a theory exam. After the final phase, everyone who successfully finishes the program receives their Professional Program certificate and gets to perform in the closing concert.

Can I join halfway through?

Yes, you can join a group that’s already started provided there’s room left. In order to do so, we’ll test and determine your skill level. That way you’ll know too how you fit. However, considering the uniqueness of our teaching concepts, we recommend starting from the get go. If you join later on, we’ll prorate your tuition.

Is the MMS Professional Program certificate recognized in my country?

No, it’s not. However, the MMS Professional Program is highly regarded in the music scene and your certificate can open doors most musical outlets in-the-know will recognize that you must be a well versed and experienced musician having completed our program.  

What kind of opportunities do I have once I graduate?

You can focus on live-performances, studio jobs or work as a composer. With the tools our Professional Program provides you, the possibilities are endless. Becoming a teacher at MMS is another great option. There’s always a demand and we love to work with the people we educated ourselves..

 
Can I quit halfway through?

When you enroll in the MMS Professional Program, you commit to the entire program. Of course it’s up to you if you decide to drop out. But your enrollment binds you to pay for the entire program, so you shouldn’t sign up light-heartedly, rather, really give the commitment some thought. There’s something we can promise you though: once you’re with us, we’ll do everything we can to make sure that you persevere.  

What about accommodation and meals?

We’ve compiled a list with several hotels and guest-houses, including prices and distance to our training center. There are a number of affordable places in close proximity you can book from the convenience of your home. The same goes for food! There are many affordable restaurants and take-out places nearby — from kebabs, burgers and pizza to Chinese or German cuisine (gutbürgerlich), it’s all there for you to choose from.

I’m ready. When can I start?

We’re happy to tell you about current and new course dates. Just call us (+49 (0) 6781 45 75 20 ), email us (info@modernmusicschool.com) or contact us via the contact form on this website.