At the end of the course, trainees will be able to apply for the certification: "Musician Performer of Current Music", a level IV certificate, registered at the RNCP.



Pre-hearings 10mn minimum demo with cover letter and CV Auditions Fixed by appointment (depending on the trainee’s availability). Back to On the first day of school, the trainee receives a welcome pack containing various practical information. Duration : Course MAY only in France 1/ Performance 1 to MAY. One year, 60 teaching credits. 2/ Performance 1 + Performance 2 at MAY. Two years, 120 credits of teaching. 3/ Performance 1 + Performance 2 + 3rd year at MAY = Validation Bachelor Musicians Expert of Modern Music, 180 credits of teaching. International course France/USA 1/ Performance 1 to MAY then second year at MI for validation the “Associate of Arts in Performance” diploma (90 US credits). The first year at MAI validates 39 MI credits. Remaining to be validated in the USA: 51 credits. 2/ Performance 1 & 2 at MAI then 4 semesters at MI for validation of the Bachelor Of Music In Performance (180 US credits). Both First years at MAI are valid for 68 MI training credits. Still to be validated in the USA: 112 credits. Dates : Scheduled start date: September 20, 2021

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In France, all large corporations, SMEs and self-employed workers are bound by the law to an annual contribution supporting vocational continuing education with accredited operators (OPCO). Various funding pathways are thus available, depending on the respective professional status of the students.


The AFDAS is the accredited operator (OPCO) in charge of your rights to competency development training.

For more information, visit AFDAS website links below:

• AFDAS training financial aid (lien hypertexte)

• AFDAS training financial aid for stringer journalists (lien hypertexte)

As for work transition cases (CPF-TP), the FONGECIF is the operator in charge, available at the link below:

• FONGECIF training financial aid (lien hypertexte)


3 funding schemes are available:

Competency development plan

This plan combines all training actions defined within the company staff management policy. Companies with annual contributions higher than the minimum legal and conventional rates are beneficiaries of additional training aids.

How does it all work?

If you are an employee:

Professional contributions in favor of competency development allow all companies under the 50employee mark to finance every training action defined within article L6313-2 of French labor code. Consult with your employer, HR department or corresponding competent organizations for more information.

If you are an occasional worker:

Provided that you completed a minimum of 2 years as an occasional worker and the amount of fees earned or days worked as required by your respective occupational category, your tuition is likely to be fully covered by the AFDAS within competency development plan framework. In case you do not meet these conditions within the last 24 months, consult with an AFDAS adviser to consider alternative financing schemes.

  CPF personal training account – formerly DIF (individual right to training)

This account system allows workers to accumulate training hours on a basis of 24 hours per year worked as for the 120-hour maximum or 12 hours per year worked as for the 150-hour maximum.

All DIF hours formerly accumulated until December 2014 are credited into CPF system, while the total accumulation cannot overstep the 150-hour limit. If applicable to you, DIF hours formerly accumulated are yours to report on based on last proof of DIF hours balance received.

While DIF system had no restriction on training pathways, under CPF the worker is only entitled to training programs listed on the official records collectively drawn up by management and labor, and necessarily resulting in the obtention of a diploma, a job title, a French CQP (professional qualification certificate), credentials and so on.

If the AFDAS is in charge of your CPF budget, call at +33 1 44 78 38 44 and consult with them about the possibility of combining different financial aids in case your CPF hours are insufficient.

The AFDAS may also provide you counseling and assistance for your project through career development expertise from a CEP advisor. All useful information is available at for a full access to larger resources covering all professions and jobs, that will help you connect with a CEP advisor.

CPF- TP account for work transition – formerly CIF (individual training leave)

This account is fully under the initiative of the employee, designed to allow professional development, change of career or sector, qualification acquisition or upgrading. Any CPF-TP request must be submitted to the FONGECIF 3 months before the training starting date.

The FONGECIF helps with all information you may need on CPF-TP account:

Who is eligible to CPF-TP?

All employees can claim rights to CPF-TP provided that they fulfil the required minimal length of service as an employee (set by decree, but still to be issued to date). Are excluded however, beneficiaries of OETH (obligation to employ disabled workers) and all individuals who did not take a training after dismissal for inadequacy or economic redundancy.

When to use your CPF-TP?

CPF-TP only applies to a certifying training program taken within a work transition context.

What are the necessary steps for a CPF-TP request?

The employee can benefit from a CEP career development accompaniment for the training project. The CEP operator ought to inform, guide and help the employee in the formalizing of the project and ultimately provide a funding plan proposal.

The employee is then entitled to an initial review of all professional skills and experience acquired that would allow an alleviation on the duration of the suggested training.

The training project is finally submitted to the CPIRs (regional inter-professional joint committees) so as to:

1- assess the relevance of the project and the skills initial review;

2- examine the funding application;

3- authorize the project implementation and funding;

4- ensure the administrative management of the project.

Upon completion of this process, the applicant will be notified of the substantiated decision.

All the exact operational modalities of this new administrative machinery will be issued by decree soon.


Feel free to contact the chamber of commerce, chamber of crafts, FIF PL (liberal profession training funds) or liberal profession OPCAs (accredited collecting funds for training – except chartered accountants) for more information.


Pole Emploi (French employment office), regional councils and/or local missions offer training financial aid. The latter is offered on a case-by-case basis, based on specific criteria. Contact your Pole Emploi advisor to learn more.

Year 1&2: 60 credits X 160€ = 9600€/year
(900 hours X 10, 60€ + 60€ fees)
Year 3:  60 credits X 160€ = 9600€/year (600 hours X 16€)

Discovering the world of groove, developing true confidence, going in depth with you instrument..

Blues, Rock, Funk, Pop, Metal, Jazz, Fusion, Prog...

Curriculum: BASS

At the MAI, bass playing is not reduced to the mere role of: supporting harmony, strengthening the rhythm patterns, setting the beat, punctuating the track structure, memorizing a few show-off patterns or a bunch of one-size-fits-all bass lines. Bass is a very deep instrument, and here at the MAI it demands a more profound and adequate learning.

The legacy of bass playing didn’t start half a century ago with the emergence of the electric bass. We open a window on the heritage of the much older double-bass repertoire, which leads our students to discover classical lyric virtuosos as well as jazz icons, brimming with imagination and swing. The electric bass is also packed with grandmasters of its own, namely in rock and blues with their brilliantly tempered rhythm energy; funk and R&B with their dense, accurate syncopations; jazzrock and fusion with those soft, virtuosic, inventive, magical flights; hard and metal with such fiery, fast-paced, powerful playing technique; or hybrid music and their hypnotic, exuberant, dancing parts.

This universe got even richer when the synthetic bass was obtained through digital devices (keyboard, groove box, sampler…) or modified electric bass (synth bass, effects pedal, alternate tuning, additional strings…) which are invading new trends such as drum’n bass, jungle, hip-hop, techno, house or ambient.

The low-sound realm is so tremendously broadened today that bassists ought to explore this universe to pave their own path, building on styles that appeal to them, while keeping up with their role of positive, warm, solid, swift groove keepers. A thorough education soaked with enriching, efficient, purposeful, standout programs will guarantee guidance and serenity throughout your curriculum.

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