Exam results this term are as follows:
Isabel Hind: Grade 4 Flute
Emily Gill: Grade 1 Clarinet (with merit)
Nicole Meyer: Grade 1 Flute
Freya Osborne: Grade 1 Saxophone (with distinction)
Lizzie Rushworth: Grade 1 Clarinet (with merit)
Rose Cook: Grade 1 Clarinet (with distinction)
David Taggart: Grade 1 Piano (with merit)
Eve Allsebrook: Grade 2 Flute (with merit)
Ruby Smith: Grade 4 Flute
Phoebe Anderson: Grade 2 Flute
Lexi Farrington: Grade 1 Piano (with merit)
Alia Butler-Simmonds: Grade 4 Flute (with merit)
Another great term of results! I would like to say a really big well done to all of my students. ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and the London College of Music are internationally recognised exam boards with reputations for extremely high standards. I am very proud of you all!
Graded examinaitions are a fantastic way of marking achievement and help to set targets to aim for! If you are interested in taking Grade examinations let me know and we can start preparing the required material!
I am pleased to say after playing flute and saxophone outside Tesco Extra in Dereham for 3 hours, I managed to raise a grand total of £131.01 for Diabetes UK. This brings the total raised upto £211.01 A big thank you to all those who stopped by and donated!
Beccles Free School Music Department
I recently ventured out with musican friend Jess into Norwich and played Christmas Carols outside Jarrolds to raise money for the Music Department at Beccles Free School. I am happy to conclude I raised £86 . Many thanks to all who came along to support.
From days gone by!
So after doing some sorting out at my parents house the other day I found some of my father's Grade 4 Theory papers from 1969! and I can say that the requirements for music theory haven't changed much, but the books to help with theory today are a lot more fun!
New Piano Syllabus 2017!
Very excited that the new syllabus for piano has now arrived! Some lovely new pieces to play.
UCAS points and University
Did you know that if you complete ABRSM or Trinity Grade 6-8 practical or theory examinations you can receive UCAS points towards your University application.
You can achieve anything from 25 points for a pass at Grade 6 to 75 points for a distinction at Grade 8.
For more information about UCAS points click here
Spaces and avaliability
Unfortunately I am fairly full most evenings now, but I do have a few spaces left in the daytime at my home in Dereham. I currently have limited spaces available at Busybodies Stage School and the Anglia Regional Theatre School.
*Special offers are only avaliable on lessons taught from my home in Dereham.
Nuvo flutes and Clarineo
I have recently invested in a Nuvo flute (see below) and Clarineo. These are flutes and clarinets which are fantastic for younger students, as they are made from plastic, which means they are lighter and more durable than the traditional instruments. The flutes also have interchangable keys, where the colours can be alternated and a special mouthpiece for children who find it more challenging to create the correct flute embouchure. Children as young as 5 are now able to learn. The Clarineo is shorter and the holes closer together which is much easier for smaller fingers. Nuvo flutes are avaliable in a variety of colours too!
The Pneumo Pro (see above) is a wind director, which has proved useful especially for new students who have diffculties knowing how to direct their air flow when playing the flute. Although I have not been using this resource for long so far I have found it very successful and younger students find it lots of fun to use too!