Exploring Rockschool Exams Webinar – 14th May 2024

exploring rockschool exams

Are you curious about Rockschool exams, but don't know what's involved or where to start?

Have you come from a classical background, and feel daunted about offering a contemporary option to your students?

Join experienced Rockschool music teacher and WAMTA Secretary Simone Collins on an exploration of Rockschool exams. 

We'll look at: 

  • what instruments are offered
  • lesson books, guide books, workbooks and exam books
  • the difference between graded and performance exams, including video exams
  • the use of backing tracks
  • technical work and supporting tests such as sight reading, improvisation, aural tests, general knowledge etc
  • the Rockschool Learning platform

This webinar will be run over Zoom, with the replay recording made available to registrants afterwards.

Discounts available for Music Teacher Association members

  • WAMTA members receive 50% off the full webinar price
  • Members of other MTAs receive 40% off the full webinar price - please contact your MTA for a discount code!

About the Presenter

Simone Collins embraced the Rockschool syllabus early into its introduction in Australia, and finds most of her students enthusiastically select Rockschool when given a choice of options! Younger students beg to start preparing for exams when they hear what their older siblings are playing.

As a child, Simone studied a combination of AMEB (classical) piano and Yamaha electronic organ, which gave her a strong foundation for teaching Rockschool. She has taken students through Rockschool Contemporary Piano and Keys exams from Debut to Grade 5 level (so far), and mentored her daughter through Rockschool Grade 8 Drums to complete the WA AMEB Gold Award in 2023.

Simone also prepares students for AMEB Piano and Piano for Leisure exams, and AGMS Electronic Organ Exams. In March 2024, Simone received the AGMS Top Teacher Award for WA, for the student with the highest score at the highest level in a 2023 exam (Associate Diploma level).


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