In our RSL Centre Spotlight this week, we’re here to deliver some pretty exciting news! Planet Drum Music School in London have launched an incredible Music Production course designed to get that Grade 1 Rockschool qualification under your belt.

Intrigued? We spoke to the wonderful staff at Planet Drum to chat about this fantastic course, so keep reading to find out more!

So, first thing’s first, tell us a little bit about Planet Drum! Where did it all start and how is it going?

We've been teaching students of all backgrounds, ages and abilities for over 20 years. We're a team of passionate musicians with decades of experience between us, and we love sharing our tips and wisdom with our students. We're proud to have established a positive, fun and supportive environment here at Planet Drum, where you'll feel inspired to learn, progress and create.

Our Islington studio is a vibrant and creative hub where all musicians of all levels and ages are always welcome.

Now we have also gone online providing lessons and COURSES, so you can learn from wherever you are in the world AND from the comfort of your own home in your own time.

It sounds incredible. Now, we’re desperate to know more about this Music Production course!

In this course, we follow the Rockschool curriculum to guide you through the essentials of becoming a music producer, including learning how to record, edit and mix.

The course provides you with the necessary material needed to understand music production terminology as well as audio fundamentals.

You can progress through the course and learn at your own pace while practicing on the digital audio workstation of your choice. This is the best feature that we love about the RSL course, you can use ANY DAW.

Sign up now and take the first step to become a music producer.

We absolutely love that aspiring music producers will be able to get some guidance through those initial stages. It’s going to be so invaluable! So how exactly does the course help someone prepare for the Rockschool Music Production Grade 1 exam?

As well as teaching you music production theory, we also guide you through your coursework and how to sign up for your exam. We also give you practice questions so that by the end of this first course you are confident and ready to pass your Grade 1 Rockschool Music Production exam.

Amazing. And our final question to you is, how can people sign up and take part?

You can sign up FOR FREE on Udemy for a limited time only - and then it will be available on Udemy and Thinkific for $28 (£20).

You will also get access to our free BandLab course when you sign up, as well as an optional 1:1 zoom session with us where we can help you with your coursework or any questions that you may have.

All of the lessons are downloadable as a PDF as well.

We’re in awe of Planet Drum and their innovation with creating this course. Be sure to get signed up now if it sounds like something you’re interested in. We can’t wait to see all these students smash through the exam!

If you’ve enjoyed learning a bit more about Planet Drum this week, be sure to check out our interviews with other RSL centres, Bishopbriggs School of Music and Pro Music Tuition. Each of our centres really are innovating in their own individual ways after an incredibly tough year, and we couldn’t be more inspired.