Fifteen years ago, visionary music teacher and Rocksteady founder Mark Robinson discovered that teaching music in a band using child-led practices not only accelerates the rate of musical progression, but can have a life-changing impact on children’s confidence, resilience and well-being. In a recent study, 100% of leaders said Rocksteady had a significant positive impact on their students.
Today Rocksteady teaches in over 1,000 UK primary schools across the UK and tens of thousands of pupils each week, and in September 2021 Rocksteady Music School and Trinity College London launched a new music qualification plus inclusive for primary school children in 5th grade. and 6 across the UK, and in February they announced that more primary school children signed up for the Rocksteady Music Schools ‘no exam‘ music qualification than they took the A-level music last year.
The new Rocksteady Qualification – “Music Performance in Bands” awarded by Trinity Music College, enrollment tops 6,000 students, more than 1,000 more than Summer 2021 enrollment for Music A-Level.
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This revolutionary ‘no exam’ music qualification regulated by Ofqual is available at UK primary schools that offer Rocksteady. Children earn a qualification based on skills seen in lessons, rather than a one-time exam or end-of-year performance.
Rocksteady Director of Education, Rachel Hawker, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to enroll so many children who otherwise would have been unlikely to choose or have the opportunity to work towards a qualification. music at this primary age. Because the program is designed around our existing technology, inclusive child-led pedagogy, and quality assurance infrastructure, children continue to enjoy all the fun and wellness benefits of their Rocksteady lessons. without any distraction or stress of feeling measured.
If you’re interested in integrating Rocksteady into your school, or if you’d like to join the team and teach music in a full-time paid role with full teacher training, visit www.rocksteadymusicschool.com