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ABRSM Grade 8 Music Exam: Comprehensive Aural Test Training Course

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 created a comprehensive aural test training course specifically for ABRSM grade 8 music exam 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!).

In this course, I will teach you step by step – with a lot of detailed explanation and examples! – on how to listen to the music elements and know how to  answer each part of the aural test accordingly, so that you as a grade 8 music exam candidate won’t be lost again! I know how frustrating it is to try to listen to the chords and cadences, or what exactly to talk about in terms of music features and styles! With proper training and guidance, I am sure you would feel confident in taking your grade 8 aural test!

The ABRSM comprehensive grade 8 aural test training course covers ALL aspects of the standardized test. I definitely spend more time on A because I can see that’s the hardest part for most candidates judging from years of experience preparing students for the grade 8 music exam! But I still cover all parts of the test so you won’t be lost with Part D for example when it comes to talking about music you’ve never heard of before! When you know what you should be listening to though, you will have confidence in taking the grade 8 aural test like you’ve never had before!

It is a ten-week course including 2 mock tests. There are a lot of instruction videos, exercises, notes and answer keys so that you can follow step by step and learn at your own pace. You can get access to the course via phone or computer anytime you want with a unique login.

You can now enrol in this course by directly signing up with us or enroling it on our online learning platform.

八級音樂考試預備: 聆聽測驗(Aural Test) (第二節)

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Online and Consultation Lessons



Due to popular demand, I am now officially offering online lessons to anyone anywhere in the world who cannot reach me locally. I already have students around Asia region, regarding topics on ABRSM / Trinity diploma exams. Look forward to connecting to more of you!


I am also re-launching my consultation lessons – they are basically those I have been conducting in “piano clinic“. You can come in for one-off session in which I address any issues you have regarding technical issue, musical expression, structural analysis, historical musical knowledge and understanding, performance practice, or anything concerning your preparation for diploma level exams (viva voce and quick study, program notes) and interview/audition for local and overseas summer schools/music institutes/colleges/universities. It would be useful for teachers who have questions over their teaching and playing technique as well. Interested parties please contact me through twsomusic@gmail.com.


Thank you for your attention.


Teresa Wong


Technique Videos Recording Sessions
Technique Videos Recording Sessions


Workshop on Diploma Exams 2014
Workshop on Diploma Exams 2014

Answers for Aural Training Practice (Grades 6-8)


August 18, 2012

Here are the Questions: Aural Training Practice (Grades 6-8): Chords and Cadences

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Here are the answers to the questions on Aural Training Practice (Grades 6-8): Chords and Cadences:



Q1: I, V-I (perfect cadence)
Q2: I/2nd inversion, V-I (perfect cadence)
Q3: I/2nd inversion, V-VI (interrupted cadence)
Q4: II, IV-V (imperfect cadence)
Q5: I/2nd inversion, V7-I (perfect cadence)
Q6: I/2nd inversion, V-VI (interrupted cadence)


I hope this has been helpful to some readers here.


Teresa Wong

Aural Training/Music Appreciation Session for Students

February 12, 2012


Learning how to appreciate music is crucial for improving piano playing and music learning experience. I am planning to organize free group sessions for selected students to have some regular aural training/music appreciation training and practice (it’s much more fun to gather together, listen to music and participate in active discussion that way). Today we have started with the first session of the kind. Students had a lot of fun (seeing me act out operatic scenes and dramatic musical moments) and started to understand and feel that aural training was not as scary as they originally thought it to be. It could be fun and involve active listening and participation!





Teresa Wong