BIMM Talent Match partners with RSL Awards to launch Teach Today

27 May, 2021

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between RSL Awards’ Teach Today programme and Talent Match: BIMM Institute’s job matching service that sources talent for the creative industries.

Teach Today aims to equip graduates with the practical tools needed to start their music teaching career. This new partnership, which launches on the 1st June 2021, is part of our commitment to developing every student’s talent and employability at BIMM.

What to expect from Teach Today

Teach Today offers an excellent pathway to teaching for current students and BIMM alumni. The exclusive programme provides access to a wide range of free resources designed to support you as a professional musician and teacher. It also means you can become part of a network of over 2,000 international teachers.

The Teach Today resources include:

  • Digital copies of RSL Awards grade books*
  • A BIMM-branded profile on the international teacher registry
  • Guidance on teaching and schemes of work*
  • Access to RSL Awards’ Learning Platform App
  • Discounts to professional development qualifications

*Currently available across Rockschool Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Drums, Piano, Vocals, Music Production.

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Teach Today X BIMM Talent Match

Final year students and alumni can join as a BIMM affiliate on the Teach Today platform from the 1st June 2021. Teaching offers a creative, flexible revenue stream as part of a portfolio career. You’ll navigate a genuinely satisfying career path, knowing that you’ve made a difference in many lives along the way. It’s a popular choice for BIMM graduates who pursue our MA in Learning and Teaching in the Creative Industries whilst developing their own teaching practice.

RSL Awards will provide you with exclusive support for starting a career in teaching through an annual teaching and learning workshop. You’ll also become part of our exclusive BIMM Talent Match pool. This means that we can put potential teaching employers in touch with you for paid work.

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We will also invite you to take part in our Teaching Pathway. This is where BIMM will introduce work experience and shadowing programmes, teaching opportunities and advice and support on self-employment, insurance, DBS, developing online teaching skills, and creating a client base through marketing and promotion.

“We believe coupling high-quality teaching resources with musical excellence is key to securing the future provision of world-class music education.”

– Suzanne Harlow, CEO RSL Awards

Suzanne Harlow, CEO RSL Awards says: “We are delighted to extend RSL Awards’ Teach Today programme with BIMM Talent Match, building upon our long-standing relationship with BIMM Institute.

“We believe coupling high-quality teaching resources with musical excellence is key to securing the future provision of world-class music education. That’s why we’re so excited to see how all BIMM graduates will embrace music teaching as part of their portfolio career.”

“The Talent Match team are committed to providing a pathway for our graduates to become teachers and enjoy long-lasting professional careers.”

– Mel Thornton, BIMM Institute’s Head of Careers and Employability

Mel Thornton, Head of Careers and Employability at BIMM, is also delighted about the programme, saying: “The Talent Match team are committed to providing a pathway for our graduates to become teachers and enjoy long-lasting professional careers.”

Mel continues: “Thanks to RSL, we can now offer the opportunity to register on a dedicated BIMM Institute section of Teach Today. This means we can direct learners to our talent pool of RSL/BIMM affiliated teachers and keep providing development and paid work opportunities.”

To create your Teach Today profile from 1st June, click here.*

*Simply select ‘Teacher’ from the drop-down menu and then select BIMM in the ‘Affiliate Institution’ drop-down. Once completed, BIMM will approve your profile and it will go live on the RSL Awards site.

About RSL Awards Graded Music Exams

RSL Awards are one of the leading awarding bodies for qualifications in music and the creative industries, with a dedicated community of music teachers in over 45 countries. They provide high-quality qualifications and examination experiences for teachers and students alike whilst also giving teachers across the globe the opportunity to achieve formal recognition for their teaching standards.

Teachers using RSL Awards products offer the most professional services to their students with graded exam materials that have a proven track record of keeping students engaged with their instruments. RSL Awards have developed graded music syllabuses in Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Piano, Classical Piano, Keyboards, Ukulele, Popular Music Theory and the world’s first Music Production syllabus. Their Graded Music qualifications are recognised and regulated at the highest level by Ofqual, SFA, CCEA, Qualifications Wales, and the Department for Education, with all successful level 3 (Grades 6–8) exams being awarded UCAS points, bolstering university applications.


If you are a final year student and want to create a Teach Today profile from June 1st, head to RSL Awards – Teach Today. You can discover our incredible career and employability opportunities at BIMM or learn more about how we work directly with the creative industries.

 

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