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#TeamKC’s Andy Edwards Offers Artist Advice 03/02/2020

ADVICE FROM THE PROS

Our very own Andy Edwards has quite the wrap-sheet. Not only has been a tutor at #TeamKC for a considerable time, but he’s toured the world multiple times and is an internationally renowned drummer.

He sat down with Scott Garrett, head of MAS Records, to impart some sage advice about how to pull yourself out of a funk when you’re demoralized by trying to establish yourself as an artist. Check out his video below and have a read of his BLOG POST

“It can be demoralizing to spend all your time, energy and money creating your music, planning a release, sorting the artwork and organising a launch gig, only to find when you actually achieve getting your artistic vision out there, it is met with apathy and disinterest.”

— ANDY EDWARDS

MUSIC AT #TEAMKC

Our music course is next to none, the course will enable you to study a vocational subject in a practical and hands-on way. Once completed, and if you are committed and persistent throughout the course, you will acquire the various skills that will provide the necessary foundations to not only be accepted onto the Level 3 Music pathways, but to hit the ground running with a large amount of skill and ability.

You will attend masterclasses by industry professionals who are at the top level of their specialism and will also be working in industry environments

So, what will you study on this course? Well, the question is what don’t we cover on this qualification? And the answer is nothing. You will get an in-depth look, experience and knowledge of the following:-

  • Music Performance
  • Instrumental Skills
  • Music Theory
  • Music Business
  • Songwriting and Composition
  • Music Recording
  • Marketing
  • Live Sound and Stage Tech

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Check out our in-depth course synopsis’s here:-

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TO ALL OUR ENGLISH AND MATHS STUDENTS

Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.

We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.

Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.

Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.

It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.

Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.

Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.

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