Faculty: Creative & Technical
Subject: RSL Level 2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners
Staff and Responsibility: Miss C Lyons, Head of Music

Subject Overview

Preparing for the Course

All students who choose this course must be able to play an instrument or sing to at least grade 2 standard.  In preparation all students should be practising on their own instrument at home and preferably already be having lessons.

All option music students are offered a 50% discount on instrumental tuition in additional to their subject lessons.

Course Content

The units set out below will give students an opportunity to develop skills in their own instrument/voice through rehearsal and performance covering a variety of genres of music.

Unit 201ta Music Knowledge Development
Exploring a variety of styles of music through practical and research-based work.
Unit 202ta Live Music Performance
Engage with a full live performance project including planning, rehearsing, performing a 10-15-minute set and evaluating.
Unit 204ta Instrumental Study
Explore your own instrument including maintenance and techniques through practice and evaluation.

Understanding Music

Within all three units students will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Warming up
  • Physical preparation
  • Musical interaction
  • Musicianship
  • Confidence
  • Communication
  • Rehearsal discipline
  • Expression

Please note: This is a performance-based course and therefore all students will be expected to regularly perform in front of other people.


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