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Trinity College London, the international examinations board offers accredited qualifications in the performing arts.
Some successful Stix Percussion Drum Grade pupils
"Trinity conduct over 500,000 assessments each year, from graded examinations and certificates to diplomas and higher-level qualifications. Trinity offers a flexible range of syllabuses, across a variety of teaching and learning styles, to encourage and motivate students to achieve their personal goals".
Trinity Guildhall's range of qualifications in Music is extensive with syllabuses covering a range of styles. As an organisation they work in around 50 countries.
Successful drum grade pupil
There are assessments for those who have recently started to develop their instrumental skills through a tiered programme of grade examinations
The candidate is at the heart of all their work and Trinity Guildhall's examiners, all of whom are professional musicians and fully trained assessors, will do all they can to make candidates feel relaxed in the examination room. They place an emphasis on evaluating what candidates can do and seek to make the assessment experience as positive as possible
If you want to study the Trinity College grades with me then I have an excellent pass record.
The examinations are held locally in West Cumbria with a specialist drum examiner traveling to the region especially to grade drummers from various teachers throughout north and west Cumbria..
I have a strong link with a local Trinity College representative; currently organising regular twice yearly examinations in the Whitehaven area.-
The last session of grade examinations were in December 2018
I arranged the venue myself and got some more good results from grade 1 to grade 7 and one Diploma (beyond grade 8).
There were 16 pupils entered and 16 passes. Including 4 Merits and 10 distinctions.
In past years Passes, Merits and Distinctions have been achieved in grade 1 through to grade 8 and beyond to Diploma level !
The next grade examinations are planned to take place in December 2018 at Emmanuel Church, Moor Row.
Ask me and we can have a look through the books together and work through the rudiments and chosen pieces. You will have to have your own copy of the book which also includes a CD with music to accompany certain pieces. With the higher grades the CD includes the solo pieces as well played by a drummer to assist in your preparation.
The books are available through your local Music Shop. I get mine from Billy Bowmans in Cockermouth. They start at £14.00 and go up to £22.00 and include CDs.
The grade 3 and 4 examinations took 20 minutes in total.
Each grade has it's own price. The more involved the examination, the higher the price.
They started this year at £40.00 for grade 1. Grade 8 is £90.00. I fill the forms in to enter the pupil and Trinity get all the money.
You get a certificate when you pass as well as an examination report form, detailing how you did and how the marks were put together.