30 Dec RSL Drum Exams / Trinity Exams – Results Winter 2018
It’s pretty cold out there but this winters RSL drum exams and Trinity Rock & Pop exams have gone brilliantly nonetheless! Here are the latest results from the drum teachers:
RSL Drum Exams – Grade 4
Congratulations to Domenic (Muswell Hill) for getting a strong 84% merit on his grade 4 RSL Awards exam this term. Domenic had a strong set of scores throughout the exam, with full marks in his general musicianship questions too. Domenic chose to play the reggae song Jahmake Ska from the Rockschool tracks. For his free choice pieces Domenic went for Californication by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers along with Live & Let Die (the Guns N’ Roses version!) It’s a great result and he’s making great progress in his drum lessons. Well done Domenic!
Sam (Crouch End) entered his grade 4 this period and got 81% on his test, a merit! Well done Sam! As with Domenic, Sam also opted for Californication by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Live & Let Die by Guns N’ Roses as his free choice pieces. Along with those two, Sam chose the Rockschool funk song Cold Pants to complete his trio of tracks. With full marks on general musicianship questions and strong marks across the board, this is a great result! Nice work Sam!
Well done also to Rich (Wood Green) on his 83% merit for his grade 4 exam! Rich chose Cold Pants and the Guns N’ Roses-inspired Attitude as his Rockschool pieces. For his free choice piece Rich chose Message In A Bottle by The Police. Rich is now exploring his stylistic knowledge before getting ready to tackle grade 5. Brilliant work Rich!
RSL Drum Exams – Grade 3
Congratulations also to Lucas (Highgate) who got a huge 93% on his grade 3 exam. Lucas achieved 19/20 on two out of his three pieces. He also got full marks on his sight reading and general musicianship questions – amazing! Lucas’ drum teacher Joe Nicklin tells us he chose the Rockschool pieces Maiden Voyage, Indecisive and Fallout this time around. It’s a superb result, keep up the great work in your drum lessons Lucas!
RSL / Trinity Rock & Pop – Grade 2
A big well done goes to Matan (Edgware) for getting a merit (76%) on his grade 2 exam this term! Matan’s drum teacher Joe Nicklin tells us he went for the pieces Just Kissed My Baby by The Meters, Song 2 by Blur and Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz. Those three are such great choices for the exam, nice work Matan!
Also, a big well done to Ian (Winchmore Hill) for passing his grade 2 exam with drum teacher Luca Romano. Ian achieved a merit and is progressing super fast through the RSL drum exams. Luca says he’s making great headway in his drum lessons and the practice is really paying off! Ian decided to chose the three Rockschool pieces Cuba Mama, Y’All and Dora & Bootsy. Grade 3 here we come Ian!
RSL / Trinity Rock & Pop – Grade 1
A big well done goes to Evelyn (Muswell Hill) for achieving a merit in her Trinity Rock & Pop grade 2 exam. Her drum teacher Joe Snelgrove tells us she worked super hard on this one. She chose Under The Bridge by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Miss You by The Rolling Stones and Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. What a great choice of tracks. Well done Evelyn!
Well done to Ari (Golders Green) for his 82% merit at grade 1. His drum teacher Jack Cowens tells us he chose the three Rockschool pieces Deep Trouble, West Coast Rollin’ and Kaiser Roll. Jack tells us that Ari has been practising hard for this one and the merit really shows it. Great work Ari! Onto grade 2?
Congratulations also to Riley (Muswell Hill) who got an impressive 89% in his grade 1 exam. Riley’s drum teacher Joe Nicklin tells us that he chose the pieces Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Brunco Mars and Another One Bites The Dust by Queen for the test. It all works out as a very comfortable distinction. Super results Riley, keep up the brilliant work!
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Congratulations to everyone out there for passing their exams this term. It’s great to see so many amazing results, the drum teachers are super pleased with the progress. If we missed out your RSL drum exams or Trinity exam results, please send us a message. Let us know your grade so we can add your result to the page.
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