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Author: Mark Robinson

Band Leader, Richard Bushby, runs us through an ordinary morning in an extraordinary job.   Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I always struggle to come up with a satisfactory answer. The factual, clinical approach (I work for a company that delivers peripatetic whole-band music lessons in a bunch of different primary sch
Tuesday 29, 2015
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Author: Mark Robinson

That's what they tell us. And a real musician to them is someone who ‘plays in a band and does concerts!’ Children are always searching for role models. They’re an essential part of healthy development. In order to be a role model to children, you need to be someone that children aspire to be, so we believe it’s important that they are
Friday 25, 2015
Principles-Part1

Author: Mark Robinson

Inspire First, Teach Second. It’s one of Rocksteady’s core beliefs about the way music should be taught. At Rocksteady we take this seriously, and there’s perhaps no better demonstration that our assembly and workshop days. Our most recent full time inspirer Matt Palmer, played at Rocksteady’s first battle of the bands as a student many
Thursday 17, 2015
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Author: Mark Robinson

We’re picky about who we select to be band leaders at Rocksteady. Very picky. We’re picky because we know it’s the single most important decision we make in determining the success of a child’s music lessons. We know that if we don’t find the right combination of musicianship, passion, and ability with youngsters, children won’t get the
Friday 11, 2015