Many of our students are working towards Summer or Autumn theory exam entry. Theory lessons start w/c 27 April with Pierre-Emmanuel or Lorraine. Please ensure that you have some books to bring to your first lesson. Recommendations are below. Search online for the required Grade if the one listed below is not suitable. Please also print lots of manuscript paper and bring to each lesson.
Here are our recommended books for Grade 5 exam preparation. For lower grades, we recommend the Ying Ying Ng theory books that are well-designed and ideal for younger students.
3.45pm – Joshua M-J
4.15pm – Francis
4.45pm – Miranda
The SE22 Piano School is holding a group theory revision session on Saturday 1st of June 2013. The ABRSM Theory exams take place on Saturday 15 June.
The 10am session is for Grade 1 & 2 students. The session will cover all the required elements of the ABRSM music theory exam including key signatures and Italian terms. After the group sessions, students will sit a mock exam paper which will be marked before the session finishes.
We have many students sitting their Grade 1 theory exam this term. The exam usually takes place at Dunraven School, Leigham Court Rd London SW16 (Streatham). See the list at the end of the email for students entered for the Summer session on Saturday 15 June at 10am.
Here’s a revision guide with a summary of the requirements.
Please note that the guide includes Minor scales but these are not included in the current Grade 1 paper. They are included in Grade 1 practical piano so it is good to know the key signatures of these anyway as they will crop up in your pieces and sight-reading.
Here is a separate link to the Italian terms and symbols for Grade 1. These crop up in lots of the questions so you must know all of them. Remember – for Grade 2, you are expected to know all of these words plus new words.
Make sure you are working through at least 1 test paper a week. Bring these to your lesson and I will mark them. Ensure you have enough copies of the test paper so that you can leave one with me at your lesson and still have one paper at home to work through.