20 Aug RSL Drumming Exam Results – Spring Summer 2018
It’s been a great spring and summer term for the drum teachers and their students. There have been plenty of fantastic RSL drumming exam and Trinity exams to shout about! Here are the latest results from the tutors:
RSL Drumming Exam – Grade 8
A huge congratulations goes out to Harry (Muswell Hill) for passing his grade 8. It’s the highest graded exam available so Harry achieving a merit at 88% is no easy feat! This is awesome work Harry, great work. Harry worked super hard, having never actually entered a graded exam before. Part of passing his grade 8 exam was a requirement for his college application. So we’re both thrilled and proud that he will be going to Leeds College of Music in September. Harry chose the pieces Meet Darth Ear, Mind the Gaps and Lead Sheet for his exam setlist. He also got full marks on his general musicianship questions to round the exam off nicely. Well done again Harry – and good luck with starting university in September!
Trinity College / Rock & Pop Exams
A big well done to Tom (Wood Green) for passing his grade 6 Trinity College London exam with 72%! He chose a varied setlist which included Warning, V Is For Vernel and the rather tricky London Town. (London Town features a particularly challenging songo groove which you can check out here!) Onwards and upwards towards grade 8 now!
Drum teacher Joe Nicklin has reported in that his student Riley (Muswell Hill) passed his Trinity Rock & Pop Initial graded exam with a whopping 87%, a distinction! Riley performed Gold Lion by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Island In The Sun by Weezer. He also chose the super catchy Hold On by the Alabama Shakes. Those are some great piece choices Riley and what an amazing mark. Keep up the superb work!
RSL Drumming Exam – Grade 1 to 3
Well done also to Ian (Winchmore Hill) for passing his RSL Awards grade 1 exam with a merit. Ian practised hard and chose the pieces Kaiser Roll, Deep Trouble and Munky Fusic. His drum teacher Luca Romano says Ian is already well into preparing for grade 2. We’re sure it will go swimmingly! Great work Ian.
Drum teacher Az Khan has let us know that Milo (Arsenal) passed grade 1 with 74% – a merit! Well done Milo! Milo got full marks on his general musicianship questions too. He chose to play the pieces West Coast Rollin’, Munky Fusic and Kaiser Roll. Az say’s he’s been working hard in his drum lessons and is now well into preparing for his grade 2. Well done again Milo!
Well done to Rupert (De Beauvoir Town) for his grade 2 merit, scoring 81% in his second RSL drumming exam. Rupert chose the tracks For You, Dora & Bootsy and Y’all. He got 14/15 on his technical exercises too, proving that the practice really worked. Congratulations Rupert!
Another big well done to Sam (Muswell Hill) for passing his grade 2 RSL drumming exam with a merit! Sam chose to play Cuba Mama and the pop track Y’All this time around. His drum teacher Luca Romano says that the results were well deserved and Sam practised really hard. Brilliant stuff Sam!
A big well done also to Jake (Muswell Hill) for passing his grade 3 RSL drumming exam this term. Jake chose the RSL classic pieces Rasta Monkey and Overrated for his exam this time. For his free choice piece, Jake chose Roxanne by The Police. Getting to grips with those Stewart Copeland chops is tricky but Jake did great! Well done again!
RSL Drumming Exam – Grade 5
And last but by no means least, a massive congratulation goes to Heiragan. Heiragan passed his grade 5 exam with a merit! His drum teacher Az Khan tells us he’s been putting the pieces together whist also working on triplet phrasing in lessons too. Heiragan chose to play Rollin’ and Geek in this test. Well done to Heiragan and keep up the great work.
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