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We offer a range of optional exams at Vivace Music School the widest range of instrumental and vocal exams we undertake are ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) on request we can also arrange Trinity Guildhall exams. Further information about ABRSM exams is available below or you can visit their official website: www.abrsm.org .
At Vivace Music School we have been entering students for exams with ABRSM for over a decade and find this examination body to be highly recognised over the world and specifically within the major UK musical institutions and full-time music schools including The Royal Academy of Music, The Royal College of Music, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Cheethams Music School.
NOTE: Below is an extract from the ABRSM guide to music exams 'These Music Exams'.
The Board's graded examinations for individual instruments, singing and theory, as well as diplomas and Music Medals, are accredited by the regulatory authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and are part of the National Qualifications Framework. The Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) includes Grades 6-8 in the tariff for university and college entrance. The examinations are now undertaken by over 600,000 students throughout the world each year and so provide the international benchmarks for the measurement of musical achievement. We remain deeply conscious of our resultant responsibilities to teachers and candidates and strive to maintain the highest levels of integrity and consistency in our professional work.
‘Enjoyment through achievement' is a phrase that sums up the Associated Board's philosophy, and earning a Board certificate is a rewarding experience. If you are working hard to make progress with your music you need some way of measuring your success and reassurance that you are on the right road.
ABRSM music exams offer:
* Motivation and inspiration, working from a carefully structured syllabus towards a definite goal.
* A measure of personal progress and attainment against internationally recognized benchmarks.
* An objective guide to improve your musical skills.
* Assessment by a respected and independent musician who has been highly trained and is constantly monitored.
* Sympathetic encouragement.
* Performance opportunities.
* A real sense of achievement.
Of course, music exams do not suit everyone and exam syllabuses are not intended to provide a complete curriculum or choice of repertoire to the exclusion of all other music. All performers should explore a wide range of music to stimulate their interest and refresh their outlook.
We offer additional tuition for GCSE and A-Level Courses and can occasionally offer independent entry for GCSE and A-Level which takes place at a local college or school. The majority of candidates are taking these examinations as part of their school curriculum and we offer extra tuition in accordance to the relevant syllabus.