22 Aug Super Summer Results – August 2016
Here is the second part of our summer results report. It’s been one of the busiest exam periods ever for the tutors, with 12 students entered for exams ranging from debut to grade 8. Here are the August results as reported by the tutors…
Oliver (Southgate) reached his goal of achieving his grade 8 before starting at ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music) in Guilford this September with a strong 87% merit. Oliver prepared extremely hard for this exam, with many of his pieces being used for his final A-Level performances. With help from his tutor he undertook some difficult rhythmic modulation for some of the complex development sections in the pieces. Oliver’s tutor Jack is thrilled with the result, congratulations Oliver!
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, which meant 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 and is already deep into preparing for grade 3. A great result Sonia!
It was Matilda’s (Newington Green) first exam and after learning the basics they decided to enter her for her debut exam, superb for building up confidence and strength in playing. Matilda absolutely nailed it this time with a 92% distinction, including full marks on one of her pieces, sight reading and musicianship questions. Matilda and her tutor are now having fun with some of the grade 1 Hot Rock pieces and building on this fantastic result. Well done Matilda!
Vanessa (Abbey Wood) took her first examination this summer with tutor Luca, 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 paid off. Now you’re ready to tackle grade 2!
Jonathan (Golders Green) took his grade 2 this summer, after taking his grade 1 last year, and got an even high 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 in the exam, a surprisingly quick piece for grade 2. Great work Jonathan!