The reputation of the Hunter as a breeding ground for music talent has been strengthened by the announcement of an Industry Partnership between Hunter TAFE Music and Rosie’s School of Rock.
Hunter TAFE is Australia’s largest regional vocational education and training provider, while Rosie’s School of Rock is the region’s premier music school for young people. The relationship will ensure a synergy between the two entities and provide pathways between the two organisations.
Principal of Rosie’s School of Rock Craig “Rosie” Rosevear said the partnership is a great opportunity for the Musicians of Newcastle.
“This partnership provides our students with a valuable opportunity to access tertiary qualifications for a career in the industry which they love, it also means Hunter TAFE students can gain practical experience through the work placement program at Rosie’s School of Rock in a broad range of skills,” he said.
Hunter TAFE Music teacher, Grant Walmsley, said he is excited to be joining forces with Rosie’s School of Rock.
“By pooling our talents, resources and offerings we can guarantee the young musicians of the region even more quality professional opportunities as well as real career focus and genuine pathways to music industry employment,” Mr Walmsley said.
Hunter TAFE CEO, Phil Cox said the relationship between Rosie’s School of Rock and Hunter TAFE will ensure students have the right skills to succeed in the music industry.
“Students will benefit learning from industry experienced teachers, like Craig and Grant, matched with world class facilities,”
“Hunter TAFE has a great reputation for industry and business partnerships and this alliance further consolidates the role of Hunter TAFE in local vocational education and training,” he said.
You can find out more about Rosie’s School of Rock by visiting their website.