About Rockschool

Rockschool is the only exam board that specialises in Rock and Pop music qualifications. Rockschool is not a school: Our qualifications are taught by independent music teachers because the flexible and fun qualifications we produce deliver results.

Rockschool In New Zealand

Rockschool Regional Representative Brad Fuller is a bassist and music educator. He joined his first Rock 'n' Roll band at the age of 15 and began playing professionally a month later. 

He toured New South Wales and Queensland for 18 months after leaving school and became a Jazzer by attending the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and later, the Victorian College of the Arts. Brad moved to Sydney in 1994 to continue to work as a professional musician touring the Asia Pacific region. He believes he has played every type of gig at least once from Greek Weddings to the Acer Arena.

Brad is a passionate Music Educator and began his career teaching Electric Bass Guitar at the famous "Bass Player" store in Sydney in 1994 and adding classroom music teaching in 1996. He holds a Master of Adult Education and attained the highest accolades in his 10 years as Head of Music at Oxford Falls Grammar School including the ASG National Excellence in Teaching award. His proudest achievement is his Top of State Award gained by completing a Rockschool Grade 8 Bass Exam - an award that wasn’t invented when he picked up the bass guitar as a 15 year old.

Brad has a long association with Rockschool having overseen the largest Rockschool centre in Australasia for 7 years at Oxford Falls Grammar School. The school used all of the Rockschool syllabi and materials with their students and Brad is excited to have an opportunity to share the knowledge he gained during that time in his role with Rockschool.

Alongside Rockschool, Brad lectures at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM), conducts teacher training for Teacher Training Australia (TTA) and is an associate of the Sydney Centre for Innovative Learning (NBCS).

Rockschool UK

Rockschool was founded in 1991, with the first Guitar, Bass and Drum syllabus launched in 1993. The Rockschool team has a wide range of experience across the academic, music industry and live performance sectors. This hands on practical experience is what makes Rockschool qualifications and Rockschool Ltd unique as an exam board. Rockschool is a fully accredited exam board that offers music qualifications to musicians of all ages and abilities.

Testimonials

“I am extremely passionate and enthusiastic about teaching the Rockschool Vocal Syllabus. As my students love and easily relate to the great repertoire of songs, we are finding it very rewarding and beneficial.”

M. Williams - Vocal Teacher, New Plymouth

Accreditation

The qualifications regulators of England, (Ofqual) Wales, (DfES) and Northern Ireland (CCEA) accredit Rockschool Graded Music Exams, Entry Level (Debut) to Grade 8 plus the Teaching and Performance Diplomas. The qualifications regulator of Scotland (SQA Accreditation) accredit Rockschool Graded Music Exams, Grades 1 to 8.

Rockschool International

Rockschool music qualifications are available around the world. To find out which countries Rockschool have representatives in, visit Rockschool International.