Charanga and RSL Awards support beginner instrumentalists digitally

Rockschool Method cover

Teachers and learners can now access interactive versions of RSL Awards’ Rockschool Method Books on Charanga’s award-winning music platform.

Seven methods are included in the new online series helping teachers support young drummers, electric guitarists, bassists, and ukulele and piano players who are new to their instruments. Each one is suitable for individual, small-group or whole-class learning.

Charanga Musical School, Musical School International, Charanga Cymru and Music Professional subscribers will find the series in their Instruments and Instrumental Music sections once logged in.

Special features

The Rockschool Method Books provide everything aspiring musicians need to develop instrument-specific skills and start playing their instrument quickly and confidently. Reimagining the RSL methods on the Charanga platform brings their pages to life, allowing for a level of interactivity that was not possible before.

The series – launched today at the Music & Drama Education Expo, Europe’s largest music education conference – includes specially composed pieces and backing tracks that introduce students to the essential concepts of music in a fun and exciting way. With the support of their teachers, they can hear or watch different versions of any given track to help them learn and perform it. They can slow down or loop its key sections and more.

“Partnering with RSL has allowed us to develop some fantastic interactive versions of Rockschool’s popular Method Books,” said Mark Burke, Founder and Director of Charanga. “Playing a musical instrument is rewarding in many ways, but knowing where to start can challenge learners. This series offers our teaching community a great foundation from which to help young people start playing and access support online between lessons.”

“One of my first suggestions on arriving at RSL was to partner with Charanga,” said Nathan Theodoulou, Head of Product at RSL Awards. “I was delighted to discover conversations were already underway! I have known the team at Charanga for many years and have championed their work. This exciting partnership will open the world of Rockschool and RSL Awards to a wider audience.”

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