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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 Malaysia

RS Asia Resources is a music and educational company that aspires to promote music education through seminars, workshops and educational events.

RS Asia Resources is headed by Rockie Siew, an appointed Consultant for Rockschool. Rockie is a reknown pianist, keyboardist and music educator. During his childhood, Rockie was known as 'the boy with the golden fingers' and made his mark by winning the Talentime's Most Outstanding Performer ’84 – ’86 and Winner for the Instrumental division ’84 & ’86. He obtained his music degree with Middlesex University (UK) within the short span of one year. The highlight of his achievements was when he was awarded ‘Best Keyboardist’ in Yamaha’s Asia Beat Finals 2003.

Currently, Rockie is a part-time sessionist and also Sunway University’s Ensemble Consultant. Having roots in classical training and yet performing in the rock and pop genre, Rockie believes that Rockschool is the next wave in music education. One of his favourite quotes is “Mozart was the ‘rock & pop' artist of his day.”

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.


"Taking the Rockschool DipRSL has made me a better teacher. I am now more confident … and it has further solidified the trust between me, a teacher and my students."

A. Chan, Drum Teacher.

"Preparing for the Rockschool exams has taught me to appreciate the finer aspects of bass playing."

Dr KL Ong, Grade 8 Bass Guitar Graduate.


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.