Shape Your Future today, with Rockschool qualifications for the creative industries. Visit us at BBC Introducing Live 2019!

Over 3 days, we're bringing together some of the most forward-thinking industry leaders, helping to shape the future of music education today. Whether you want to be an educator, session musician, professional performer or multi-faceted entrepreneur, you’ll be able to find the resources and support you’ll need to start your career with confidence.

Quayside 7: Hosted by Hal Leonard Europe

Below you’ll find the list of presentations, masterclasses, talks and discussions centred around contemporary music education available for you to both study and teach right now.


10:30 – 11:00

RSL Presents: Piano Teaching Masterclass
The Piano has never been more popular and YouTube lessons just don’t cut it to fully prepare the next generation of session musicians and performing artists. Learn how to play the right way, whether on the Piano or on Keys, with RSL’s Piano Teaching Masterclass!

12:00 – 12:30

Making Money as a Music Teacher: How do You Get Started?
Teaching offers a creative, flexible option to earn some money, while also being far more than just a pay cheque. You’ll navigate a truly satisfying career path, knowing that you’ve made a difference in many lives along the way. RSL explore what it means to be a music teacher in 2019, the skills you need and advice on how to use your musical knowledge to play-it-forward right away.

13:30 – 14:00

Getting into Production: 21st Century Learning & Teaching
Speakers from RSL and Avid Tech. guide you through the basics of production with a DAW. Using RSL’s revolutionary music production course and Avid’s world-leading Pro Tools software, you can learn to further develop your music-making skills and/or seamlessly integrate music production teaching into your current schedule, helping to empower the next wave of creatives in the UK.

15:00 – 15:30

RSL Presents: Guitar Teaching Masterclass
Explore how to play and teach both the Electric and Acoustic Guitar with Rockschool – the original grade system for the modern musician. Since 1991, the Rockschool Method has been perfected to help hundreds-of-thousands of guitarists master their craft worldwide. Learn how to utilise this method to build confident, self-sufficient musicians; empowered with the ability to see their musical decisions blossom into authentic musical expression.

17:00 – 18:00

Creative Futures: Creative Industry Roles & the Portfolio Career
Join us for an informal session featuring a range of musicians and music industry professionals who will discuss their own industry experiences, reinforcing why today’s professionals need to offer a varied skillset to build a successful career in the creative industries – whether you’re a budding performer, producer, entrepreneur or educator.

19:00 Onwards

We’ll see you at the bar! Feel free to chat further with anyone wearing a Rockschool hoodie with any questions you may have.

Day Passes

Day Passes give access to the venue from 09:00 - 23:00 on the valid day. 3-Day Passes gives access to the venue at 09:00 - 23:00 daily from Thursday 31 October - Saturday 2 November 2019.

This event is for those aged 14 and over. 14 – 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult (18+). ID checks will be carried out and any ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 16 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Acceptable forms of ID are passport, driving license or ID card approved under the PASS scheme containing the official hologram. Anyone aged 14 and under arriving without an adult will be denied entry.

Tickets & Prices

Thursday Day Pass – £12.50 (+BF)
Friday Day Pass – £12.50 (+BF)
Saturday Day Pass – £12.50 (+BF)
3 Day Pass – £30 (+BF)

Book your tickets here!

Find Us

QUAYSIDE 7 (Hosted by Hal Leonard Europe)
Tobacco Dock, The Dock
Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane,
London. E1W 2SF

How To Get There

It's easy to travel to Tobacco Dock using public transport!

Nearest Train & Underground Stations:

  • 5 minute walk from Shadwell (Overground/DLR)
  • 7 minute walk from Wapping (Overground)
  • 15 minute walk from Tower Hill (District/Circle Line)

Travelling from London King's Cross St Pancras or Euston: Take the Northern Line to Bank, followed by the DLR to Shadwell.

Contact Details For All Access Enquiries

If you would like more information on the access facilities at BBC Music Introducing LIVE, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the BBC Introducing Team directly:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 0203 617 6000

About Hal Leonard Europe

Hal Leonard Europe is part of the Hal Leonard group of companies - the world’s largest source of music publications, representing many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and instrument manufacturers. Hal Leonard Europe companies publish and distribute an extensive catalogue of printed and digital publications, sheet music, music education resources, instruments, gifts, accessories and pro audio in Europe and around the world.

There are Hal Leonard Europe offices and distribution centres located in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.