Young musicians take RockSchool music exams in Kohima
KOHIMA, OCTOBER 14
RockSchool (UK) music exams are currently underway here in the state capital and on Tuesday, around 33 young students between the age groups of 6-31 took the tests conducted by the visiting examiner from the UK for RockSchool, Edward Walker at the Creative Academy of Music (CAM), Kohima.
CAM has been recognized as a RockSchool examination centre earlier this year and the academy’s second batch students took the exams for Piano, Drums and Voice under different categories ranging from debut level to Grade 8 in classical and contemporary genres on October 13 and 14.
The student musicians will be assessed on RockSchool international music examination guidelines.
The visiting examiner, Ed told Eastern Mirror that young Nagas have amazing talent in music. He said he has been to Nagaland in 2013 during Jennifer Batten’s guitar clinic at Hotel Vivor, Kohima and got to witness several fantastic performing musicians from Nagaland. The young ones have good potentials, he added.
RockSchool East India manager, Arup Gohain, who is accompanying Ed during his stay in Kohima, expressed enthusiasm that the number of music students from the north east India and Nagaland in particular, are increasing over the years. There is a 55% increase during the past one year alone, he said.
Creative Academy of Music, located at AG Road, Kohima, caters RockSchool syllabus to students in different disciplines including piano, drums, guitar, violin, music theory, staff notation and voice.
RockSchool grades are fully accredited by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and also by the Trinity College London. Students taking Rock School exams will have a qualification and measure of achievement that is recognized around the world.