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Update – September 2020

I am very very much looking forward to meeting you all in person in Sept!! It was lovely to have in person visitors in the last couple of weeks of term – I’ve really enjoyed playing some duets (on two pianos), and laughing and enjoying lessons without lag or distortion. It’s been amazing.

As far as possible we will be back to normal from Weds 2nd September. If you want your lesson online, or have any Covid-19 symptoms, even if you think it’s a common cold, we will need to use Zoom. I’m expecting a mix and match term!
I’m really proud of those who have recorded and submitted exams this term – I will be really excited to share those results with you as they come in!

Summer lessons are available on Mon 27th July, and Mon 18th August for anyone who wants to come. Please just let me know in the next couple of days, and I’ll fit you in. Payment can be made as a one off the day before the lesson or brought in cash on the day.

I have amended last September’s timetable as far as I can, to try and make it work! There may still be a few more changes as we all settle into new routines:

Mondays:

  • 4.30: Esther A (Grade 2 LCM)
  • 5.00: clarinet, Holly Z (Grade 7 Trinity) 40 mins
  • 5.40: piano, Bethany R (Grade 7 ABRSM) 40 mins

Wednesdays:

  • 5.00 piano, Enoch (Grade 4 LCM)
  • 5.30 piano, Yasmin A (Grade 7 ABRSM) 40 mins
  • 6.15 piano, Lily C (Grade 4 Trinity)
  • 6.45 piano, Alex P (Grade 1 Trinity)
  • 7.15 piano, Paddy (Jazz and Chords)

Thursdays:

Clifford School 12.45pm – 3.15pm

  • 12.45: Afomachi (Initial Trinity) 20 mins
  • 1.05: Sam (Grade 2 LCM) 30 mins
  • 1.35: Georgia (Grade 1 LCM) 20 mins
  • 1.55: Ana (Grade 1 Trinity) 20 mins
  • 2.15: Naomi (Grade 2 LCM) 30 mins
  • 2.45: Alex (Grade 2 Trinity) 30 mins

Lessons at home

  • 3.30 piano, Henry H (Grade 4 Trinity)
  • 4.00 piano, Jenna (Grade 6 Trinity)
  • 4.30 piano, Katie W (Grade 4 Trinity)
  • 5.00 piano, Megan (Grade 3 LCM)
  • 5.30 piano, Anna W (Grade 4 Trinity)
  • 6.00 piano, Poppy (Grade 2 Trinity)
  • 6.30 piano, Rose (Grade 3 LCM)

Fridays

  • 8a.m piano, Rosa (Grade 3 Trinity)
  • 3.20 (3.10) piano, Anouk (Grade 7 LCM) 40 mins
  • 3.50 piano, Pia (Grade 4 LCM)
  • 4.20 piano, Sophie M (Grade 1 LCM)
  • 4.50 piano, Sam B (Grade 3 LCM)
  • 5.20 piano, Luke H (Grade 6 LCM)
  • 5.50 piano, Yasmin H (Grade 3 LCM)
  • 6.20 clarinet, Caleb (Grade 5 Trinity)

 

Saturdays:

  • 8.15, piano, Liam J (Grade 5 ABRSM)
  • 8.45, piano, Sophie H (Grade 5 Trinity) 40 mins
  • 9.30, piano, Emily H (Grade 2 Trinity)
  • 10.00, piano Charlotte  (Grade 2 LCM)
  • 10.30, piano David CP (Grade 4 LCM)
  • 11.00, piano Moses (Grade 3 Trinity)
  • 11.45, piano,  Holly P (Grade 4 Trinity)
  • 12.15, flute, Ruth (Grade 2 Trinity)

Autumn 2018 – 16 amazing exam results

Fabulous results from all 3 exam boards – a wide variety of exams taken from pre-prep through to grade 7!

Congratulations go to:

Anezka and Afomachi for distinctions in your LCM pre-preps

Naomi, Bethany and Yasmin for distinctions in your London College of Music Prep step 2s.

Grade 1s – London College of Music – all with distinction. Well done Pia, Sam and Rose! Pia is our highest scorer this term with 92%!

Grade 3 – fantastic merit for Nathan (including full marks for his C piece!) and a distinction for Felix in his grade 3 jazz (LCM). Well done boys!

Grade 4 – thrilled with Jenna’s merit in her Trinity exam, and 2 distinctions for Anouk and Luke from the London College of Music. Brilliant playing from all 3!

Grade 5 – very proud of Yasmin with a merit in her ABRSM grade 5 exam! Dedicated practice and a well deserved merit!

Grade 6 – so thrilled for Grace who has passed her grade 6 flute with Trinity this term – especially lovely selection of pieces and fabulous performance on the day! And a flautist specialist examiner!

Grade 7 – just brilliant and a huge achievement from Ethan. ABRSM grade 7 with merit including full marks for his C piece!

What a brilliant set of results from a brilliant bunch of students! Looking forward to your next steps!

Pupil concert 2018

So our pupil concerts at Wesley Hall are just a week away! Saturday 6th Oct ??

We have a record number of young performers this year, so will try and make a prompt start for the ‘Get Set’ (beginners – gd 1) and Foundation (Gds 1-2) children at around 4pm.

Coffee and cakes for everyone is from 5-5.30 and then there will a a slightly longer concert starting (earlier than previously advertised!) at 5.30 from the Intermediate and Advanced students, as there are so many fantastic performances to fit in.

Tickets on the door from just before 4pm.

Donations of £3 per adult and £1 per child. All money taken will go straight to the fabulous Goldigger charity, for their work in improving the lives of young people.

Please bring your home baked (and ready cut) cakes straight to the kitchen when you arrive at either 4pm or 5pm. Thank you so much!

Exam Congratulations Summer 2018

Huge well done to those who have taken an exam this term!

Trinity Results! Congratulations Matthew and Henry on merits in your grade 2s, brilliant performances boys! Amazing distinctions from Zara (Gd 4), Rosa (Gd 1), and an incredible 92% distinction for Sophie H in her grade 3!

From ABRSM –  Holly P has passed her grade 1 piano, Imogen has passed her grade 2 piano and Holly Z has passed her grade 5 clarinet! Brilliantly proud of all 3 of these girls, so much hard work and fabulous performances on the day. I particularly enjoyed accompanying Holly’s Weber Theme and Variations and her Duke Ellington number! Extremely musical performances.

London College of Music – Ana has passed her pre-prep piano, and Alex P, and Alex M their Step 1 pianos, all with merit. Alexandra had passed her Grade 1 piano with an incredible 91% distinction. Katie, an amazing merit in her grade 2 piano, and Grace B a fabulous merit in her grade 3 piano with some very tricky and demanding pieces from both these girls.

And not forgetting – 2 exceptional flautists, both passing with distinction. Well done Ruth on a superb Step 1, and Helen B on an outstanding Grade 1. Very proud of you both.

Exam Congratulations Spring 2018

Congratulations all round to children who have sat exams this term.

Well done Bethany, an amazingly high merit mark at ABRSM Grade 5 piano! And to Lily who scored highly in her Grade 2. They played to a professional pianist, very high up in the world, and who inputs lots into ABRSM’s advanced grades.

Super work at the Trinity exam centre too. Great work from David, with a merit in his grade 1 Rock and Pop, fabulous meritable playing too from Lila in her grade 3. And a brilliant result for Anna W in her grade 2. Fabulous playing and preparation from everyone.

From the LCM prep steps, 6 talented pre-grade 1 pianists. 2 passes, 3 merits and a distinction! Well done especially to Sam Y, who is only 5 and has passed his pre-prep with style! To Esther and Charlotte on fabulous step 1s. Charlotte’s second distinction in her step exams. And to Pia, Sam B and Rose who all passed their step 2s with merit!  What talented children you have!