Will Taggart, Soundabout practitioner and trainer.
"The Rockschool team have added so much to the Our Music Project with their expertise and ability to embrace a new approach to music making with children with additional needs. By considering the diverse needs of children with both physical and social emotional difficulties Rockschool have helped this project succeed in its goal to provide an inclusive environment for music making, adapt instruments and develop musical activities that provide appropriate opportunities for children of all abilities to express themselves musically.”
Curriculum Development Leader
Wolverhampton Music Education Hub
I've been fortunate to have been able to access the work of RML in a variety of ways for over 17 years. They have provided contemporary instrumental work and workshop based projects for individual studenst as well as rock/pop groups. We became involved in their excellent songwriting projects culminating in professional recording sessions at their own RML studio. I've also seen the work they have undretaken across a large number of schools in the Cirty including some fabulous work with Special schools. They are professional, knowledgable, enthusiastic and flexible which has enabled them to inspire and guide countless young musicicans over the years. They have provided opportunities for the personal development of all types of student, not just aspiring professionals musicians (though there are many professional and semi professional artists making their way in the Music business who have benefited from their expertise). They are happy to listen to/take note of the requirements and adapt to the needs of their clients and genuinely seek to involve everyone involved in a project, including both staff and students, to create memorable and meaningful experiences for all.
Pete Edwards GBSM ABSM Cert Ed.
Mrs Sarah Fletcher
Wolverhampton Music Service
Wolverhampton Music Service has had the pleasure of working with Rockschool Music Ltd. Since 1994 when the service was looking at devising a popular music programme. Over the last 25 years they have run holiday courses, secondary school short courses and, most recently, a joint Music Service and Rockschool project. The ‘Our Music’ project is funded through a Youth Music bid and seeks to promote inclusivity as two schools are paired to work together. One of the schools in each instance has been a Special School and Rockschool have, therefore, also worked alongside a Soundabout Practitioner.
The Rockschool team is always expertly led by Tim Hubball and Ed & Ryan who have an easy rapport with the groups with which they work, engaging the young people through their enthusiasm for popular music and their expertise as practitioners themselves in this field. The autumn showcase this year incorporated bands from twelve of the city’s secondary schools and comprised a whole day of performances.
Anna Dickinson Head of performing Arts Sandwell Academy
I’ve worked with RML for the last 9 years, inviting them to coach, inspire and motivate students from a range of backgrounds and with a variety of abilities. The work produced is always of the most professional quality, providing students with experiences they will both remember for a life time and opportunities to be accredited in formal BTEC qualifications. The support they can provide to full time teaching staff is second to none, allowing music and performing arts departments to create a more enriched and inclusive curriculum