This program should take approximately eight weeks to complete five meetings with your mentee(s).
Below, you'll find a sample calendar for the mentoring process. To allow the mentees time to practice and solidify skills they learn in the skills meetings, we suggest spacing the meetings approximately one week apart.
Once mentors and mentees have enrolled in the Program and have teamed up through our matching system:
Week One – Connect with your mentee by phone or email and arrange your first meeting. Send your mentee their self-assessment form and discuss what to expect for the first meeting.
Week Two – First meeting with your mentee. Talk about goals, self-assessment, and observe mentee teach 1-2 songs. Decide, together, which skills need the most practice.
Weeks Three through Seven – Three skills meetings, using exercises in the manual that will be most helpful to improve the mentee's skills. Mentor should select 3-5 exercises prior to each meeting and work on these concepts with the mentee. In order to give the mentee time to practice and solidify the skills learned during these meetings, they should be scheduled approximately one week apart. Extra time is budgeted into the calendar for vacations, scheduling issues, etc. If the meetings finish sooner than week seven, you may proceed to the final meeting sooner than week eight.
Week Eight – Final meeting with mentee to celebrate the mentee's growth, help the mentee set goals for future growth.
The typical time commitment for the mentor is 8-12 hours per mentee, or 1-2 hours per week. The mentee will be expected to practice the skills taught by the mentor and also to attend several other instructors' classes; therefore the mentee's time commitment will be approximately twice that of the mentor's.