UK-based Rocksteady Music School has been named as one of the fastest growing companies across Europe by the Financial Times in the fourth annual FT 1000 list. Rocksteady provides rock and pop lessons for children in primary and secondary schools across the UK and through the Rocksteady Foundation offers free sessions and bursaries to students in need.
The company was named as the 10th fastest growing education company in Europe, and placed 334th overall out of 1,000.
The latest FT 1000 lists the European companies with the highest compound annual revenue growth rate between 2015 and 2018. This year the minimum growth rate is 38.4 per cent to be included in the list.
Growth and social impact come hand in hand
Scott Monks, Rocksteady CEO, said:
‘Empowering as many children as possible through music is what fuels our growth and keeps us focussed.
‘At Rocksteady growth and social impact come hand in hand and we are very proud to have delivered around £1m of free teaching, including completely free music experiences to over 300,000 children last year. We provided rock and pop band workshops for charities and groups supporting children not in traditional education or who can’t access Rocksteady lessons, as well as teaching over 1,000 children for free every week through our bursary programme.
‘Rocksteady students learn from a core curriculum of over 300 skills, from instrument techniques to general musicianship and ensemble skills. Whether paid for or free, the commitment to quality music education is the same.’
Photo: A young Rocksteady Music School drummer © Rocksteady Music School