I follow the ABRSM examination board to prepare students for exams and I have a 100% pass rate.
Preparing for exam takes careful planning and an awareness of the importance of including all aspects of the exam in the lesson on a regular basis. This adds an
extra element of structure and provides an excellent source of motivation.
It takes from a year to several years especially the younger beginners to grasp the basics of piano playing. Achieving Grade 1 standard is a big step and depends on the individual student’s abilities and commitment to practice.
For the practical exams, graded 1 through 8, my students need a combination of skills and understanding displayed through:
- performance skills through pieces or songs
- notation skills through a sight-reading test
- technical skills through scales and arpeggios
- listening skills and musical perception through aural tests