The Shri Ram Universal School, Chennai (TSUSC) at SPR City, in association with Southside Performing Arts Center (SPAC) brings an internationally recognized qualification in dance, arts, music, and other vocational courses from The Rock School London, (RSL) to the city. Rock School offers a wide range of certifications for performers of various age groups. This will be RSL’s first-ever centre in South India.
Rock School of London (RSL) will be offering graded courses in Music, electric, acoustic, and bass guitar, drums, vocal, piano and keyboard, ukulele, and classical piano. RSL is the world’s first graded exam syllabus for popular music and conducts examinations in over 45 countries. The certified courses and graded exams carry allotted UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) points offering students the opportunity to apply for UG courses in the UK.
RSL graded music exams are now available in ten different disciplines. Each course is developed with care, skill, and expertise to ensure that every addition is creative, innovative, and industry-relevant; with the overall objective to provide access to music education for the many, not the few.
With Rock School, TSUSC is aiming to change the landscape of formal music education and will be the first viable alternative to traditional offerings available in Chennai for aspiring musicians. The course curriculum of the school has been designed by some of the best names in the world. Some notable alumni from The Rock School include Ed Sheeran, Jess Glynne, Albert Gold, Izzi Thomas, and Hannah Macleod amongst others.
Mangala Madhavan, Principal, TSUS Chennai, said, “The world needs people with logical skills, language skills, and liberal arts for a sustained humane approach. Wholesome Education is to take along all of these without any distinction. TSUS Chennai at SPR city will walk the talk by nurturing healthy children having a positive outlook without missing out on humanity.”
Ritesh Khokhar, Country Manager & Director India, RSL said, “Rock School has developed positive and progressive relationships with music providers, institutions, and aspiring musicians around the world. We take pride in delivering the most academically rigorous, industry-relevant qualifications that support the aspirations of all musicians, performers, educators, and teaching institutions, and our operations in India are no different. We are happy to start our training and certification center in Chennai, as the city is well-known for its music and other art forms. We are hoping to inspire youngsters and contemporary artists to ensure they are confident and prepared for all their future endeavours.”
Binu James, founder of Southside Performing Arts Center ( SPAC) said “We are on a mission to foster India’s performing arts community by encouraging talent and giving everyone an opportunity to excel in their preferred form of art. At SPAC, you will get an opportunity to learn from the industry experts, connect with experienced and professional artists and collaborate with them on various projects.