The licensor owns the intellectual property. A licensee may develop their own teaching skills and techniques in the teaching of our program but is obliged to follow our program and teaching materials. Additional teaching materials may not be introduced to Mini Maestros music classes without prior agreement of the licensor.
As much as a teacher needs in order to feel comfortable before running their own classes. It is advisable to buddy train with 2 or 3 different teachers, so you can see different styles, and find your own way within our supportive environment, before taking your own classes
The training package comprises the following:
- New and ongoing teacher training (Mini Maestros philosophy, musical skills, classroom management).
- Program training (learning the repertoire)
- Buddy training in actual classes.
- Administration training.
- Marketing training.
- Ongoing refresher training
- Annual workshop
- Online training videos
We have a set and sequential program and each teacher can choose their activities for each lesson based on our lesson guides. The teacher will then use their skills and experience to extend our set activities where appropriate and according to the needs of each class. It’s like purchasing a curriculum that you then deliver in your best way possible. You have freedom to best apply your skills and style within our framework.
Once a licence ends after 10 years any further renewal is a matter for negotiation between the licensor and the licensee. If the licensee doesn’t want to continue at the end of their term there is no obligation to do so. If they wish to continue then they need to purchase a further licence term from the licensee. If the licensee has been successful and the licensor and licensee have enjoyed a sound relationship, then it is likely that the licence will be renewed.
No. Mini Maestros licences are not transferable.
No. The licence fees comprise the upfront fee is payable on purchase or renewal of a licence and the amounts paid for the student equipment that must be purchased by the licensee from the licensor at the licensor’s set prices.
The upfront licence fee covers initial and ongoing training for all of your teachers who attend our normal scheduled training sessions during the term of your licence. Training manuals are provided to any teacher who undertakes our training at no extra cost. Training manuals must be returned at the end of a licence term or upon a teacher ceasing employment. Where a licensee requires additional training sessions to be scheduled (because they are unable to attend our normal scheduled sessions and, for example, travel to Melbourne for a week long intensive) such sessions cost AUD60 per hour.
Mini Maestros teachers must have basic musical skills and teaching experience, preferably with young children. If you do not have a formal musical education, and plan to be the teacher, you will need a tuneful signing voice, a good sense of pitch, a strong interest in music and passion for the educational and developmental benefits of music in early childhood education. Having a music degree is always looked favourably on when assessing candidates, but it is not a mandatory requirement.
An exclusive territory is a defined geographical area in which one licensee has the exclusive right to present the Mini Maestros program. If you have purchased an exclusive licence (as opposed to a non-exclusive licence for a single location) then no other licensee is allowed to do these things in your territory. You can set up as many centres offering the Mini Maestros program in the territory as you like.
Each licensee will nominate a head teacher for their centre. Once the head teacher has successfully completed their Mini Maestros training they may be granted approval by the licensor to train other teachers of the licensee. In addition, a licensee can send as many (approved) employee teachers to be trained in Melbourne at no extra cost so long as they attend our regular scheduled training sessions. All approved teachers have access to all training resources including our online training videos.