On the RSL Centre Spotlight blog, we’re all about showcasing the fantastic, creative products being offered by our centres all over the world, and this week is no exception. Education & Bass are really killing the game when it comes to online education, so, aspiring producers, this one is for you!

Let’s get right into it. We spoke to Education & Bass about their online course, and we absolutely loved it. Keep reading to find out more!

So, give us a quick introduction to Education & Bass. Where did it begin and how is it going?

Education & Bass is the brainchild of Andrew Ferguson. Founded in 2015 as a company, it started its journey as a club event. After a year travelling the world as Education & Bass, the music industry and academic led instructors decided to form the Education & Bass website which allowed them to share even more knowledge in the way of music production and music business. Since the launch of the website the Education & Bass team have expanded their business model to more than just an online tutorial platform. Mentoring, mastering, events, sample libraries, accredited courses, wholesome initiatives and personalised feedback on music and guidance for learners are just some of the services that the Education & Bass platform provides.

That’s fantastic! So, tell us a little more about this online learning platform!

It includes 90 hours of guided learning, spread over 42 weeks with an additional 10 weeks used for exam and course work preparation. We suggest dedicating a minimum of 5 hours per week to the course, which will include guided learning and practise time to help embed the new knowledge. The course is built with academic grounding and industry relevance in mind.

A combination of the Ultimate Music Production Course and the RSL Music Production syllabus provides beginner to advanced level learning, and there are no entry level requirements, so you can work towards your higher education!

This course sounds awesome. And so how does the course prepare someone for an exam and a life in music?

On completion of a Rockschool Music Production grade, every candidate will own a wealth of technical, practical and theoretical knowledge that they can apply to real-world scenarios – whether it’s in audio production, electronic music production, mixing, editing, mastering or sound for media.

You will receive all of the skills you need during the course to make sure you are prepared for the final exam and ensure you leave with the qualification your hard work has earned. Your course content will cover all corners of the industry and is built to be applied on any DAW and within any genre.

This is about learning your craft and offering all the tools you need to apply it to your chosen platform.

Fantastic! Why did you choose to make Rockschool Grade Exams such an important aspect of your course?

The EBRSL Graded Syllabus is built with the aim of providing a flexible, progressive mastery approach to the knowledge, skills and understanding you require for music production. By building this qualification into the course, students are offered motivation and incentive to continue their course through to the end.

It really sounds like the full package for someone interested in music production. So, the big question, how can someone sign up?!

People can sign up via our EBRSL Graded Syllabus web page here.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this chat as much as we did! We love what the guys at Education & Bass are doing and we can’t wait to see their results coming in.

Be sure to check out their social media channels (Facebook and Instagram!) to keep up with what's going on!

If you’ve enjoyed learning more about one of our centres, then there’s plenty more to get stuck into including Bishopbriggs School of Music, Pro Music and Planet Drum.