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Music Station

Full & Part Time Accredited Courses

In response to popular demand we are now offering qualifications as well as instrumental tuition. If you already come to us for your music lessons you will be familiar with our exciting teaching methods, friendly expert staff, and our superb facilities. You can specialise in performance, composition or technology, and learn both practical and academic skills. Our qualifications are coursework and project-based – no exams.
You won’t be lost in the crowd at school or college if you study Popular Music at MusicStation. We can design your course specially for you from a wide range of exciting options that suit your skills and interests. The group sizes are very small (1 – 6 students), meaning that you will receive much more attention than in normal classes. No qualifications or grades are required, entry is by audition/ interview.
MusicStation offers exciting opportunities for students looking to develop their skills and gain a qualification. We work with guitarists, bass players, keyboard players, drummers, vocalists, singer/ songwriters, woodwind/ horn players, songwriters and producers who enjoy creating/ performing/ recording popular music. We are experienced in teaching many different musical styles – from rock and pop, metal, indie and folk to funk, soul, jazz and blues.

The Level 2 course is primarily aimed at school age students and could either replace or complement any school music syllabus. We are aware that some schools no longer offer music as an option, or some students cannot fit music in because of an extra science or language.The new Level 2 RSL Music Practitioner Certificate is equivalent to a GCSE and is now recognised as part of School Performance Tables. There are three possible pathways within the qualification – choose from Performance, Technology or Composition.This course is ideal for students who wish to work hard without the distractions of school or college. Great for self-motivated students, but equally, MusicStation can provide a high level of support for students who have not enjoyed the school environment. Our facilities are industry standard, and our staff are highly trained specialists who understand the rigours of modern educational standards and the music industry. The course would suit students who are still at school, or anyone less experienced who would like to start at a lower level. In schools this type of qualification is usually taught over two years, but we can successfully deliver it in one year.

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Level 2 Music Practitioners Certificate (GCSE Equivalent)
1 year (36 weeks). Part-time evening sessions, 2 hours per week.
Example Programme Structure for Performance Pathway

Live Music Performance  Create and rehearse a 15 minute musical showcase performance for a local venue. You can play within a band or perform solo with backing tracks.
Instrumental Study  Develop your skills and practice techniques on your instrument with guidance from our instrumental specialists.
Music Style Development  Learn how musical styles have developed. You will study a musical genre in depth and write about the major artists and songs that define its features, origins and history.
Example Programme Structure for Composition Pathway

Composing Music  Create a set of finished, original music for performance or recording.
Digital Recording and Production  Learn how to record your own music using digital software such as Logic and Garageband.
Composing Lyrics  Work on lyric writing for your original music.
Example Programme Structure for Technology Pathway

Music Sequencing & Production  Use software instruments in Logic Pro or Garageband to produce original music.
Remixing and Production  Learn all the main techniques in remixing a track.
Selling Music  Learn how to successfully promote and market your music.

Level 2 Certificate Fees (including Rockschool Course Registration Fee)
One payment of £2400
OR Ten monthly payments of £240 – payable at the beginning of each month
OR Three termly payments of £800 – payable at the start of each term

The Level 3 courses are ideal for young musicians aged 16+ (adult learners are also welcome). It is possible to leave Sixth Form to study full time with us. We can help you develop your skills to fully prepare you for work in the music industry and get a nationally recognised qualification and UCAS points to get you to University. Our delivery is quite different from school, sixth form or college provision, and many students have enjoyed our approach to learning.

Level 3 Diploma (120 Credits – equivalent to 2 ‘A’ Levels)
1 year (36 weeks). 7 taught hours per week, plus guided self-study.
Example Programme Structure for Performance Pathway

Improving Instrumental Performance  Develop new skills and practice techniques on your instrument with guidance from our instrumental specialists.
Digital Recording & Production  Create your own samples, record and edit audio directly in Logic Pro or Garageband.
Music Sequencing & Production  Use software instruments in Logic Pro (or Garageband) in producing original music.
Practical Musicianship  Gain familiarity with melodic, rhythmic and harmonic structures and improve your aural skills.
Recorded Music Performance  Gain experience of recording in a studio environment. Learn studio protocol for recording your voice or instrument.
Music Instrument Development  Research the history of your instrument and learn about its technological development, techniques and the great players.
Music Improvisation  Learn how to improvise confidently on your instrument or voice.
Understanding Musical Influences  Write an essay about two current musical artists detailing their influences, songs and the effect their music has on you.
Session Musician  Learn the skills to work as a session player in today’s music industry.
Auditioning for Music  Learn how to prepare for musical/ university auditions.

Fee – £8235  (including Rockschool Course Registration Fee)
(Instalments available)
Full time intensive, advanced players only. Also suitable for gap years.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (90 Credits – Equivalent to 1.5 ‘A’ Levels).

1 year (36 weeks). 5 taught hours per week, plus guided self-study.
Example Programme Structure for Performance Pathway

Improving Instrumental Performance  Develop your skills and practice techniques on your instrument with guidance from our instrumental specialists.
Digital Recording & Production  Learn how to create your own samples and record/ edit audio directly in Logic Pro and Garageband.
Music Sequencing & Production  Use software instruments in Logic Pro or Garageband to produce original music.
Practical Musicianship  Gain familiarity with melodic, rhythmic and harmonic structures and improve your aural skills.
Recorded Music Performance  Gain experience of recording in a studio environment. Learn studio protocol for recording your voice or instrument.
Music Instrument Development  Research the history of your instrument and learn about its technological development, techniques and the great players.
Music Improvisation  Learn how to improvise confidently on your instrument or voice.

Fee – £5910 (including Rockschool Course Registration Fee)
(Instalments available)
This programme can be upgraded with a further year’s study to an Extended Diploma (180 Credits – equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels).

Level 3 Extended Certificate (35 Credits)

1 year (36 weeks),  2 hours per week
Example Programme Structure for Performance

Improving Instrumental Performance  Develop your skills and practice techniques on your instrument with guidance from our instrumental specialists.
Live Music Performance  Create and rehearse a 25 minute musical showcase performance for a local venue. You can play within a band or perform solo with backing tracks.
Understanding Musical Influences  Write an essay about two current musical artists detailing their influences, songs and the effect their music has on you.

Fee – £2400 (including Rockschool Course Registration Fee) (Instalments available)

Level 3 Certificate (15 Credits)

1 year (36 weeks), 1 hour per week
Improving Instrumental Performance  Develop your skills and practice techniques on your instrument with guidance from our instrumental specialists. Can be incorporated into our normal instrumental lessons.
Fee – £1200 (Instalments available)

Performance, Composition and Technology pathways are available for all courses.
Commencing September 2016, but your start date can be flexible anytime within the first school half term.
See the RSL website for more details – https://www.rslawards.com/vocational/music-practitioners


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