Tour Management Online Course

Become a Tour Manager!

If you like live music, meeting famous people and helping visitors get around smoothly, then this course is for you! The content learned from this course can not only be used for live music situations, but it can also be applied to any situation involving the need to guide visitors and/or important clients. You can . . .
* Have opportunities to talk with people in other countries
* Learn key points to start working as a tour manager
* Expand your own knowledge of Japanese culture
* Better understand differences among various cultures
* Explain and better recognize your own culture
* Improve your negotiation & quick thinking skills

This is an online course centered around live music that will be held for 12-weeks, with 1 class each week. Participants will be expected to attend each class and also do basic homework assignments.

After successfully completing this course, participants can become hired staff and work for Shalestone Music as tour managers for clients that come to Japan for tours and performances.

Schedule & Outline

All sessions will be held using Zoom. The content will consist of discussions, sharing pictures/images online, real conversations with clients living in other countries, as well as Q&A.
For the mid-term test and course review, participants will give explanations of the course content to clients in other countries.

Sessions 1-6 (1st half)

Session 1
Meeting the client at airport, currency exchange
*Session 2
Japanese culture and western culture
Session 3
Cultural differences between Kansai & Kanto
*Session 4
Public transportation and where to buy things
Session 5
Performance set up and preparation
*Session 6
Mid-term test: Getting to know the client

Sessions 7-12 (2nd half)

*Session 7
Choosing good restaurants for the client

Session 8
During & after the performance
Session 9
Dealing with problems & emergencies
*Session 10
Sightseeing and souvenir shopping
*Session 11
Course Review
Session 12
Final test

(All times listed are Japanese Standard Time)
[*] Sessions when special guest clients in other countries will be joining the session.

Instructor - Duane Levi

With a background in Industrial Psychology, Duane has spent the last 18 years managing and executing training programs for many international and global companies in Japan.
As the Founder and Chief Director of Shalestone Music, he has booked and managed thousands of performances and tours for musicians, both Japanese and non-Japanese, over the past 30 years.
He has also created a series called"Performing in Japan" that includes webinars about the live music industry as well as a E-Book for musicians living overseas that are interested in coming to Japan to perform.

He Knows She Knows (UK)

Beselch (Spain)

Mah-Ze-Tar (India)

Masahiro Sayama (Tokyo)

Tikahiri (Tahiti)

Comments from past participants

想像以上にインテンシブで濃い内容でした。宿題やテストなど緊張することもありましたが、実際にアーティストと話せたり、知識と一緒に英語力もアップしたと思います。" - 受講者

"I learned a lot because he taught from his experiences. I was able to improve my own knowledge, while also reflecting on my experience living abroad. I became more aware of cultural exchange, not just music. This course is good for those who want participatory lessons as well as listening. The content was more intense and deeper than I had imagined. I was nervous about the homework and tests, but I think because I was able to actually talk to the artists, I could improve my English as well as my knowledge." - Participant

トピックごとに、「Any questions?」と質疑応答の時間も取ってくださり、どんな小さな質問にも丁寧に答えてくださりありがたかったです。" - 受講者

"As it is difficult to travel abroad and get together with people due to the Covid-19, this was a very fulfilling time for me to brush up my English and deepen my understanding of different cultures through the friendly and easy-to-understand sessions with the instructor. I was grateful for him to take the time to ask 'Any questions?' for each topic, and to answer my questions politely, no matter how small they may have seemed." - Participant


Sessions 1-12 @ ¥48,000

Sessions 1 - 6 only @ ¥25,000

Sessions 7 -12 only @ ¥25,000

Single Session @ ¥4,200 each

(Free 15 min. consultation by request)

*Barring any serious problems, accidents or other unforeseen circumstances, once paid, the above fees are non-refundable.


If you are interested in taking this course, please send an email to: info (at)

This course is done in collaboration with