22 Aug RSL Exam Results – August 2016
There were a lot of exams this time around so we’re pleased to report the second part of the RSL exam results. It’s been one of the busiest exam periods ever for the tutors. No fewer than TWELVE students have entered for exams, ranging from debut to grade 8. Here are the August RSL exam results as reported by the tutors…
RSL Exam Results – Grade 8
Oliver (Southgate) reached his goal of achieving his grade 8 before starting at ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) in Guilford this September. Amazing work Oliver for achieving a strong 87% merit. Oliver prepared extremely hard for this exam, with many of his pieces being used for his final A-Level performances. For this one Oliver chose the tracks Lead Sheet, Mind the Gaps and Meet Darth Ear, a diverse bunch! With help from his tutor he undertook some difficult rhythmic modulation. This rhythmic modulation really came into its own for some of the complex development sections in the pieces. He’s also just given himself a boost to his UCAS points. Oliver’s tutor Jack is thrilled with the result, congratulations Oliver!
RSL Exam Results – Grade 2
A huge congratulations go to Sonia (Hornsey) for a massive 94% distinction on her grade 2 exam. Sonia got full marks in the entire unseen part of the exam along with her technical exercises. This could only mean flawless technique and aural skills! Sonia chose The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret by Queens of the Stone Age for her free choice piece this time. Sonia also chose the Rockschool pieces Bleach and Slipstream to complete the set list. She is already deep into preparing for grade 3. A great result Sonia!
Jonathan (Golders Green) also took his grade 2 this summer, after taking his grade 1 last year. He got an even higher result this time – a merit at 84%! Jonathan used the AC/DC classic You Shook Me All Night Long for his Hot Rock free choice piece. It’s a surprisingly quick piece for grade 2. Great work Jonathan!
RSL Exam Results – Debut & Grade 1
It was Matilda’s (Newington Green) first exam. After learning the basics in her drum lessons they decided to enter her for her Debut exam. (The Debut exam is superb for building up confidence and strength in playing ability). Matilda absolutely nailed it this time with a 92% distinction. This included full marks on her piece Rattlesnake, sight reading and general musicianship questions. She also chose to play Full Rudder and the country-inspired Hoedown to complete her setlist. Matilda and her tutor are now having fun with the grade 1 Hot Rock pieces, building on this fantastic result. Well done Matilda!
Vanessa (Abbey Wood) took her first examination this summer with her drum teacher Luca Romano, coming out with an extremely impressive 91% distinction. Vanessa’s mark sheet was particularly impressive, getting full marks in her sight reading test. Well done to Vanessa, all the hard work in your drum lessons has paid off. Now you’re ready to tackle grade 2!
Looking to improve your results?
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