Rockschool (RSL Awards) has developed a brand new platform for teachers to support their online work. The RSL Learning Platform allows teachers to assign tasks to their students, giving learners increased focus and more precise feedback.
Registered users of RSL’s free Teacher Registry have access to the new platform which gives teachers and subscribing students complete access to a library of RSL Awards’ grade book materials, including performance pieces and their accompanying backing tracks, technical exercises, sight-reading/improvisation and supporting tests.
The platform is integrated with Zoom, enabling teachers host one-to-one and group video lessons via the app and upload their content to provide students with examples, demonstrations, and tutorials ahead of live teaching. Teachers can create progress reports to clarify goals for students and communicate progress to parents.
For students, the platform is designed to ‘enhance the creativity and curiosity that lies at the core of musical education’, according to RSL. Personalised goals and exemplar recordings keep students motivated and their practice sessions are supported by software that allows harder bars to be slowed and repeated until the students are ready to play along with backing tracks.
RSL said: ‘Much has changed over the past few months, but the principles of teaching music remain constant. Technology will never replace a skilled teacher, yet it can do so much to aid the learning process for the students who are becoming the next generation of musicians.’
Teachers can gain access to the RSL Learning Platform free of charge by creating a profile on RSL’s Teacher Registry.