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Quick Study is definitely deemed one of the most challenging parts in a piano diploma exam (ABRSM).
Many exam candidates are confused, believing that a quick study test in piano diploma exams is not much different from a sight-reading test in graded piano exams. They cannot be more wrong.
I get a lot of enquiries about playing by memory. Here are a few useful tips:
1. Mark out the sections and phrases
It's important to know where a section / a phrase starts and ends - this practice is not only important for memorisation but also in practice and knowing the music more deeply and securely.
The new 2019 Trinity Performance Diplomas syllabus will be published on 18 October 2018.
The new syllabus features the majority of the pieces from the current 2009-2018 syllabus*, which means candidates can continue to prepare for their examination whichever date they choose.
I know a lot of ABRSM grade 8 music exam students have trouble with their aural test preparation - they are really worried about taking this test and don't know what to listen to and how to prepare for it!
Fear no more! I have decided to create a comprehensive aural test course specifically for ABRSM grade 8 purpose. And since it's the same for ALL music instruments, it benefits every candidate taking the grade 8 music exam (not just piano students!).
What can a student do after completing grade 8 music exam, whether s/he plays piano/violin/trombone? What are the choices there?
In this video, I explore the possible options: music diplomas by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and Trinity College of Music.
I want to help you build your music teaching studio.
When I set up my own music teaching studio, I also experienced a difficult period. It took a lot of effort to achieve that dream, but most importantly, it took me a long time to find a real direction to build a successful music teaching studio. After the solid establishment of my music teaching studio, it was very satisfying in many ways.