ANATS Mentorship Program

ANATS are thrilled to announce the launch of the ANATS Mentorship Program. 
 

This new program aims to link our many experienced teachers with those who are in the early stage of their careers, or who wish to develop their skills. 

Program will run: July-Sept 2021

Applications for 2021 have now closed.

Our mentors for 2021 are:

Stephanie Acraman

Linda Barcan

Beverley Peart

Tracey Bourne

Joel Curtis

Christina Gronborg

Shelli Hulcombe

Donna Langford

Kate Schirmer

Inge Southcott

Becoming a mentee

An ANATS mentee will have:
• A commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
• A specific area or areas of interest
• A desire to learn from the experiences of others!

THE PROCESS
• A 90-minute Zoom meeting brings self-nominated mentors and mentees together, overseen by the ANATS mentorship team.
• Mentors briefly present on themselves, their areas of interest and their teaching approaches.
• Mentors and mentees get to know each other in breakout discussion groups, speed-dating style!
• A mentor/mentee partnership is formed. Each mentor is assigned up to two mentees.
• Mentees video record and share two 30-minute lessons with two different students (one student per lesson).
• The mentee includes in each video a 5-minute introduction to their studio environment and an explanation of their areas of interest (lesson organization, teaching style, teaching of technique, selection and coaching of repertoire, etc).
• The mentee shares their two 30-minute recordings with their mentor via Dropbox.
• The mentor reviews the lessons and completes a Mentor Feedback Form for each lesson.
• The mentor meets with the mentee via Zoom for verbal feedback and Q&A (this will be recorded).
• Mentors and mentees attend a follow-up Zoom meeting for a group debrief on issues arising in lessons and for feedback on the process (optional for mentors).

Cost of program for mentees: $50

Becoming a mentor

An ANATS mentor will have:
• A minimum of 10 years’ teaching experience
• A demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and professional development
• A specific area or areas of interest
• A desire to share their experiences with others!

THE PROCESS
• A 90-minute Zoom meeting brings self-nominated mentors and mentees together, overseen by the ANATS mentorship team.
• Mentors briefly present on themselves, their areas of interest and their teaching approaches.
• Mentors and mentees get to know each other in breakout discussion groups, speed-dating style!
• A mentor/mentee partnership is formed. Each mentor is assigned up to two mentees.
• Mentees video record and share two 30-minute lessons with two different students (one student per lesson).
• The mentee includes in each video a 5-minute introduction to their studio environment and an explanation of their areas of interest (lesson organization, teaching style, teaching of technique, selection and coaching of repertoire, etc).
• The mentee shares their two 30-minute recordings with their mentor via Dropbox.
• The mentor reviews the lessons and completes a Mentor Feedback Form for each lesson.
• The mentor meets with the mentee via Zoom for verbal feedback and Q&A (this will be recorded).
• Mentors and mentees attend a follow-up Zoom meeting for a group debrief on issues arising in lessons and for feedback on the process (optional for mentors).