19 Dec Drum Exam Results – Winter 2017
Christmas is nearly upon us. And what better way to celebrate than the latest drum exam results from the tutor’s students! There’s a mix of exams this time including results from exam boards RSL Awards and Trinity College London. Here we go!
Drum Exam Results – Grade 3
It’s a hat trick of distinctions for this bunch of grade 3 candidates for their RSL Awards exams:
First up is Boni (Manor House) who achieved 90% on her exam this time. Her test pieces included Old Bones Blues and Overrated, where she was praised for her “highly appropriate developments” by the examiner. She also got near perfect marks on her technical exercises and sight reading – superb work. Boni also chose AC/DC’s Back In Black as her free choice piece. Great work Boni!
Next up is Domenic (Muswell Hill) who also got 90% on his grade 3 exam. Domenic chose Indecisive and Overrated as his Rockschool pieces. For his free choice piece Domenic chose to play Roxanne by The Police. It’s a fantastic track, timing is crucial in this one, but it really paid off as he scored 19/20 on this track! He got near perfect marks on his technical work and aural tests and full marks in his general musicianship questions.
Rounding off the trio of distinctions is Sam (Crouch End) who, remarkably, also received 90% on his grade 3 exam. It was near perfect marks all around this time – Sam’s rigorous practice timetable has really helped him get the results. Sam chose Rasta Monkey and Fallout as his Rockschool pieces, along with his free choice piece Back In Black by AC/DC. Sam got near full marks on all of his technical exercises, ear tests and the sight reading. He got full marks on the general musicianship questions. Amazing work Sam, keep up the fantastic practice regime – it’s clearly working!
Drum Exam Results – Grade 1 to 6
Congratulations to Oscar (Highgate) for his merit at grade 6 with Trinity College London. Oscar worked super hard on this grade and really pulled out the stops when it came to practising. He chose the pieces Warning, London Town (with a tricky songo groove) and the jazzy V Is For Vernel. He got near perfect results on his technical work, sight reading and improvisation tests too! Superb work Oscar!
Drum teacher Luca Romano also has an impressive bunch of exams to report back this term:
Congratulations to Erol (Harringay) on passing his grade 4 RSL Awards exam! Erol picked a selection of pretty tricky tracks to get him through the exam, including Cold Pants and Hammerblow. Great work Erol!
A big well done also goes to Sam (Muswell Hill) for passing his first exam (grade 1) with a merit! Sam worked really hard to get his pieces perfected for the test. He worked from the RSL syllabus and chose Dora & Bootsy, Kaiser Roll and the very funky Munky Fusic for his setlist. Luca tells us he’s already begun preparation for his second exam. Let us know how it goes Sam!
Finally, a big congratulations to Cameron (Muswell Hill) for getting a merit in his grade 1 RSL Awards exam. Cameron chose the pieces Munky Fusic, West Coast Rollin’ and the indie-track Kaiser Roll as his set list this time. Luca tells us he worked really hard on this one. It looks like it really paid off. Nice work Cameron, keep it up!
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A huge well done to everyone this winter exam period. It’s tough getting the practise in, especially as there are a lot school exams towards the end of term. If you’re looking to improve your own drum exam marks, make sure you contact us to book a lesson with one of the drum teachers. The teachers provide London drum lessons but are also available for online drum lessons too.
(If we accidentally missed out your drum exam results, please do let us know. We’ll get them posted on this page!)