MIA Members Warwick Music Group and RSL Awards, creators of the world’s first graded exam syllabus for popular music, have announced an innovative new partnership and collaboration. The two Queens’ Award-winning companies will create a series of “Learn to Play Trombone” and “Learn to Play Trumpet” print and digital publications as part of a “horns” offer for RSL examinations at the Premiere level. These will give beginners the opportunity to learn brass music using contemporary and popular music genres.
The books will incorporate a unique graphic notation called BrassTabs® that enables beginners to make music easily and quickly in any key. BrassTabs® has been developed with leading international educators led by Warwick Music’s director of innovation and creativity, Chris Fower.
Steven Greenall, CEO of Warwick Music Group, the world-leader and the dominant manufacturer of brass instruments created in recyclable ABS plastic, commented: “We are delighted to work with such an innovative partner in RSL on this important project. It’s vital that we provide beginners with the opportunity to learn music in their preferred musical genres, allowing them to learn music in the language of music. Both companies have a track record of making music accessible and fun!”
John Simpson, CEO of RSL Awards, added: “Warwick Music Group has built an outstanding reputation as one the leading British companies in the field of brass music education. They are a natural fit when it comes to us expanding our graded solutions and learning opportunities for all our customers.”
Warwick Music, whose music publications are already utilised extensively by examination boards globally, will also support RSL in the development of their new brass exam syllabi. Coupled with this, Warwick Music will also be launching a new service offer for consumers including their award-winning instruments, one-to-one online lessons with expert teachers, and learning resources leading to an RSL-certified grade exam.