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Theory Revision Guide, Grade 1 ABRSM

We have many students sitting their Grade 1 theory exam this term. Here’s a revision guide with a summary of the requirements. Please note that the guide includes Minor scales but these are not included in the current Grade 1 … Continue reading

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Mock Exams for ABRSM music exams, are they really necessary?

We just received our final set of ABRSM exam results from the Spring 2013. Our students achieved a range of fantastic results from high passes to Distinctions from Grades 1 to 4. Most students chose to take advantage of a … Continue reading

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New SE22 Piano School web site coming soon!

Our new web site is online and this blog has moved. We will no longer be updating this blog. Have a look at our new site: SE22 Piano School. New Students: For lesson enquiries, please email lorraine@se22piano.co.uk for an application … Continue reading

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Exam Tips for candidates sitting their first graded music exam

Here are some tips for our piano students sitting their first music exam. Click here to read the ABRSM exam tips Blank ABRSM Mock Exam Form for Teachers

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Announcing our 2012 Prize Winning Pianists at the SE22 Piano School

Our annual prizegiving ceremony recognises exceptional achievement and consistent hard-work during the last year at the SE22 Piano School. The piano is a very difficult instrument to learn and requires a great deal of daily practice in order to progress … Continue reading

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Playing the harpsichord – the perfect antidote to piano exams!

If you’re feeling a bit frazzled by all the intense preparation to get ready for your upcoming exam or recital performance, then take some time out to play some of your pieces on the harpsichord. Not only will it give … Continue reading

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ABRSM Sight Reading app from Wessar (also available for Trinity grades)

There are a great deal of apps for notenaming, theory and sheet music, but the ABRSM Sight Reading app from Wessar is the only decent one for learning sight-reading. Wessar originally created a sight-reading tablet, but with the invention of the … Continue reading

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ABRSM Music Exam facts and figures!

Later today I will be publishing our ABRSM and Rockschool exam results from the July Summer session. In the meantime, here’s some interesting information taken from the ABRSM web site about the number of candidates entering for graded exams by … Continue reading

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Sight-reading: A vital skill for any serious pianist from beginners to advanced levels.

With the Summer exams looming on the horizon this July, it’s time to start thinking about brushing up on Sight-Reading. Sight-reading encompasses “the ability to read and produce both instrumental and vocal music at first sight … the conversion of musical … Continue reading

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