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January 13, 2020 at 5:30pm

Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

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Music Theory Practice Papers and Model Answers 2019

ABRSM’s official Practice Papers are essential resources for candidates preparing for our Music Theory exams. They provide authentic practice materials and a reliable guide to what to expect in the exam.

The new papers are selected from the 2019 Music Theory exam papers. Each graded collection contains four papers from the 2019 exams; there is also a corresponding set of Model Answers for each grade.

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December 29, 2019 at 4:14pm

One of Britain’s largest music exam boards has come under fire for failing to include more female composers on its piano syllabus.

Only 4.4 per cent of works in all the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano syllabuses over the past two decades were by women, according to new research.

An analysis of 158 pieces on this year’s piano syllabus for ABRSM graded examinations, shared with the Sunday Times, found that exam lists for grades 4 and 6 include no... See More

One of Britain’s largest music exam boards has come under fire for failing to include more female composers on its piano syllabus.

Only 4.4 per cent of works in all the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) piano syllabuses over the past two decades were by women, according to new research.

An analysis of 158 pieces on this year’s piano syllabus for ABRSM graded examinations, shared with the Sunday Times, found that exam lists for grades 4 and 6 include no female composers.

Composers are calling on exam boards to address the historic gender imbalance – especially at the more advanced grades.

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November 4, 2019 at 4:29pm

2020 session one Practical Exams for Graded and ARSM registration starts now.

Exam dates: 24 February – 27 March 2020 (subject to minor changes)
Registration opens: 4 – 15 November 2019

New Applicants entering for 2020 session one Graded & ARSM exams: From 21 October – 12 November 2019, 5:00pm, please request an applicant number in order to submit an online exam during the registration.

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2020 session one Practical Exams for Graded and ARSM registration starts now.

Exam dates: 24 February – 27 March 2020 (subject to minor changes)
Registration opens: 4 – 15 November 2019

New Applicants entering for 2020 session one Graded & ARSM exams: From 21 October – 12 November 2019, 5:00pm, please request an applicant number in order to submit an online exam during the registration.

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November 2, 2019 at 12:25pm

Last chance to book for the ABRSM Music Teacher Conference in Singapore. Limited group prices still available and 50% funding for NICA members! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

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Last chance to book for the ABRSM Music Teacher Conference in Singapore. Limited group prices still available and 50% funding for NICA members! Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!

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October 10, 2019 at 8:27am

In Singapore, the pursuit and enjoyment of piano has to compete with a rigorous education system that is based primarily on examination grades.

As a result, parents who heretofore may have been encouraging their children in their piano studies, often cancel piano lessons during exam periods to allow their children more time to study.

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In Singapore, the pursuit and enjoyment of piano has to compete with a rigorous education system that is based primarily on examination grades.

As a result, parents who heretofore may have been encouraging their children in their piano studies, often cancel piano lessons during exam periods to allow their children more time to study.

#exam #parent #teacher #lesson

October 9, 2019 at 7:48pm

The ABRSM Music Teacher Conference will be an inspirational few days, packed with practical ideas to develop your teaching, delivered by expert presenters from the music world, including ABRSM chief examiner, John Holmes. There is something for everyone and you can choose from 21 different sessions to create a programme that suits your needs and interests.

Lunch and tea breaks included. Welcome packs also provided. Publications will be available for sale, with special discounts on the... See More

The ABRSM Music Teacher Conference will be an inspirational few days, packed with practical ideas to develop your teaching, delivered by expert presenters from the music world, including ABRSM chief examiner, John Holmes. There is something for everyone and you can choose from 21 different sessions to create a programme that suits your needs and interests.

Lunch and tea breaks included. Welcome packs also provided. Publications will be available for sale, with special discounts on the day!

A certificate of participation will be given to each attendee.

#abrsm #teacher #conference #course #upgrade #exam

October 9, 2019 at 6:55am

Is your child learning just three piano exam pieces, and practicing the same scales and arpeggios day in and out every grading year so that he can take the piano exam?

Sounds too familiar? Most importantly, is there anything bad with this approach at all, and is there even any good? Should you, as a parent, be concerned?

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Is your child learning just three piano exam pieces, and practicing the same scales and arpeggios day in and out every grading year so that he can take the piano exam?

Sounds too familiar? Most importantly, is there anything bad with this approach at all, and is there even any good? Should you, as a parent, be concerned?

#parent #teacher #lesson #methodology #pedagogy #exam

October 7, 2019 at 6:54am

Learn more about the usual piano lesson rates in Singapore.

Share with us the current fees you're paying to help keep this updated.

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Learn more about the usual piano lesson rates in Singapore.

Share with us the current fees you're paying to help keep this updated.

#lesson #parent #teacher #exam #fees

October 5, 2019 at 6:31pm

Registration for 2020 session 1 for DipABRSM, LRSM & FRSM Diplomas

Registration open: 14 October - 25 October 2019
Exams: 24 Febuary - 27 March 2020 (subject to minor changes)

New applicants entering for 2020 session 1 Graded & ARSM exams

From 21 October – 12 November 2019 – closing at 5:00pm – please request an applicant number so you can submit an online exam entry during the registration period for this session.

... See More

Registration for 2020 session 1 for DipABRSM, LRSM & FRSM Diplomas

Registration open: 14 October - 25 October 2019
Exams: 24 Febuary - 27 March 2020 (subject to minor changes)

New applicants entering for 2020 session 1 Graded & ARSM exams

From 21 October – 12 November 2019 – closing at 5:00pm – please request an applicant number so you can submit an online exam entry during the registration period for this session.

#exam #registration #abrsm

October 13, 2017 at 1:05am

My son is in P2 this year. He takes piano lessons at home, now Grade 1. Is it advisable to take piano exam every year?

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Mabel Ong

Susan, exams shouldn't be the primary goal his lessons should revolve around. Building passion/interest should take priority. Exams kinda by-the-way. And I'm not advocating totally no exams either... See More

Susan, exams shouldn't be the primary goal his lessons should revolve around. Building passion/interest should take priority. Exams kinda by-the-way. And I'm not advocating totally no exams either - definitely got plus points to take exams. ?

November 7, 2017 at 11:16am
Susan Teo

Thanks Mabel. I'm the typical parent who sees other kids seemingly learning so fast, and I'm worried my son is "losing out". Hard to shake this kiasu-ism. So, I'm struggling within.

November 7, 2017 at 12:18pm
Gavin Koh

I agree fully that what counts most is to develop passion. With a capital P.

In fact, most of the best pianists are self-taught! So this website says:... See More

I agree fully that what counts most is to develop passion. With a capital P.

In fact, most of the best pianists are self-taught! So this website says: https://pianologist.com/our-thoughts/self-taught/

And there are examples of pianists with little to no formal training who play professionally. Take for example: https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/07/the-self-taught-french-pianist-who...

November 7, 2017 at 2:46pm
Susan Teo

Gavin, I visited the 1st link you wrote. Thought it was a bold statement by just one person. While there are examples of good pianists who are self taught, I would be interested to know the % of... See More

Gavin, I visited the 1st link you wrote. Thought it was a bold statement by just one person. While there are examples of good pianists who are self taught, I would be interested to know the % of good pianists from the group who are self taught.

That said, I don't expect my son to be the best pianist (although it's a bonus if he can), but I would want him to enjoy and progress positively. ?

November 7, 2017 at 8:53pm

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