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Award-winning online music academy teams up with Trinity College London to take music exams online

19th April 2021

The online music education provider, RockAcad, has struck up a partnership with one of the UK’s oldest and most respected examination boards, Trinity College London.

As face-to-face music examinations could not proceed as planned   during the Covid-19 pandemic, Trinity College London launched its first permanent digital examination offer in November 2020.

As part of its digital strategy, Trinity expanded its online offer, allowing students to have their hard work recognised digitally without sacrificing the academic rigour that Trinity College has become known for internationally; as a leading international examination board for music, drama, combined arts and English language.

Operating in more than 60 countries, the organisation assesses over 850,000 candidates every year.

Through a new collaboration between the two organisations, people of all ages and levels of ability will be able to study for Trinity’s Digital Grades or Diplomas through the online music academy, making RockAcad one of the exam board’s first online-only private exam centres.

RockAcad students will be able to record their performance in a familiar environment on a device as a simple as a smartphone and submit their video digitally so it can be assessed virtually by Trinity’s expert examiners.

Founder of RockAcad, David Green, commented: “It’s super exciting and an honour to be working with Trinity, they are such a solid international exam board, having nurtured musicians since 1877.

“We are also very excited about Trinity’s recent move to digital with their Rock & Pop syllabus. It ties in perfectly with what RockAcad is doing as we move with the times and look ahead to the future of music education.”

National Advisor for Rock & Pop at Trinity College London, Toby Davies, added: “RockAcad’s online-only teaching model is a perfect fit for Trinity and we are confident in the success of the partnership.

“RockAcad’s teaching approach will work brilliantly with the content of our syllabuses that help to develop real-world musical skills. The digital exam experience will also provide candidates with a seamless extension of their online lessons.

“As both organisations explore this digital world, they will work together to share ideas and celebrate students’ achievements.”

Since its launch in 2020, RockAcad has carved a niche for itself in the music education sector. Featuring an all-star team of professional musicians who are also experienced tutors, the online academy gives its students a glimpse into the life of a professional musician and offers advice for budding musicians on how they can ‘make it’ in the highly competitive world of music.

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