A position on our Pop Music & Culture Tour involves leading Italian secondary school students (aged between 11 and 18) through interactive workshops based on pop music and culture. You would be working independently with a class of about 25 students at a time. The workshop is already prepared (and successfully done on the road) and is primarily a presentation format with live guitar playing and singing throughout.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 TOUR ARE NOW OPEN
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE CONFIDENT SINGERS
WITH THE ABILITY TO PLAY GUITAR.
The songs you’d be performing are already chosen and go with the particular workshop requested. Songs are often updated during the tour to keep up with the Top 40 Chart. There are 3 different workshops offered depending on the students age. The workshops are 60 or 90 minutes long and you would usually do 2 or 3 a day in one or more schools, with around 25 students each time.
You wouldn’t be teaching the students music or how to play an instrument.
On that note, you don’t have to play at a professional level but enough to accompany yourself whilst leading songs.
The three workshops are:
- Pop Top 40
- Youth Music & Culture
- Protest Music
Ideally you’d need to bring your own guitar but we could provide one if this isn’t possible. This also applies to personal laptops used for the presentations. Educo does supply all other technical equipment and can provide laptops if necessary.
As you’d be travelling around Italy with one other performer in a company car, drivers are preferred for this tour.
The tour runs from the end of January to early June, with a two-week paid rehearsal preceding this.