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Haringey pupils offered pop world experience

The children have been invited to experience life as a rock star when Trinity College London presents its Trinity on Tour Rock & Pop experience

Posted by Julian Owen | November 25, 2017 | Events

Pupils from in and around Haringey will have the opportunity to experience life as a rock star when Trinity College London presents its Trinity on Tour Rock & Pop experience. Over 200 students aged between six and 16 will take part in the initiative, which takes place at London’s Alexandra Palace on Monday 4 December. The aim is to introduce children to the rewards of learning a musical instrument. 

Through its newly launched Rock & Pop 2018 graded exam syllabus, Trinity College London encourages pupils to experience musical education, learning from new song lists with hundreds of well-known songs by artists ranging from Adele to David Bowie, AC/DC to Taylor Swift and Daft Punk, adapted by education experts for grades one through eight.

Children, along with their music teachers, are invited to attend the free half-day event, which offers the opportunity to meet and play alongside real session musicians. Instruments including keyboard, guitar, bass and drums will be provided, with the workshops split according to age and experience.

Toby Davies, who heads Trinity College London’s Rock & Pop division, says: “Musical education has so many benefits for children. It enhances aptitude in other areas of development and is linked to concentration, creativity, self-expression, language, cultural awareness, team work and mental health. By engaging children through our Rock & Pop syllabus, Trinity College London makes music relevant and encourages the desire to learn, perform and excel - skills that they will use throughout their lives.”

The college’s Rock & Pop syllabus offers “a huge range of songs, spanning all contemporary styles for taught music instruction and self-teaching”. New songbooks feature eight songs in each, plus performance tips, downloadable backing and demo tracks and classroom resources. There is also a range of online support resources, including videos with insights from the music industry and demonstrations of techniques from professional musicians. A brand-new practice app, putting learners behind the controls of their very own mixing desk is also downloadable from iTunes.

 

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