I am pleased to inform you that the annual instrumental examinations have successfully concluded. Trinity College London exams took place Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May and The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) exams took place Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May.
Our very dedicated pupils once again had the opportunity to test their instrumental skills in a live exam situation. Duly supported by our Visiting Instrumental Teachers, they have been practicing methodically and were all excited and engaged with this significant aspect of musical learning.
Examinations are always a challenge, but it’s a challenge our pupils need to learn to be confronted with in order to learn about the importance of commitment, planning and daily practice. It is also a very important step for both our pupils and teachers, as it provides the necessary feedback in order to plan for progression and future endeavours.
Of course exams can always trigger some anxiety from all involved, but I am happy to report that our pupils were very confident. As a matter of fact, all pupils rose to the occasion as they always do in every music performance opportunity given at St George’s. The results truly reflect the outstanding quality of our pupils and the quality of tuition provided.
Learning a musical instrument is a never ending and fascinating journey - it requires dedication, patience and passion - it is incredibly beneficial to the cognitive development of a young child. I am very proud of all St George’s pupils for the effort they have put in throughout this academic year and I would like to thank all our visiting instrumental teachers for their work and also our parents for their continuous support. Of course I must thank Ms Tisone for coordinating the examinations so efficiently with both examination boards in the middle of trips, concerts and recitals preparations.
It was a pleasure welcoming the Trinity and ABRSM examiners at St George’s and to hear about all the fantastic feedback - my very best wishes to all pupils, teachers and families involved in the whole examination process.
Mr Roberto Iannandrea
Director of Music