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Practical Session 2 Update - Qatar
We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.
However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for November-December. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.
We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.
Music Theory Exam update – session two
On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support
National music education charity Orchestras for All (OFA) has announced that for one year only, access to their transformative Modulo Programme for state secondary schools will be free of charge to all participants, offering vital support to music teachers and young musicians throughout the UK.
In 2020, World Teachers’ Day will celebrate teachers with the theme ’Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future’.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, encourages us to take advantage of any opportunity to practise, no matter how little time we have.
Tuned percussion repertoire has enjoyed huge expansion and development over the last 20 to 25 years.
You don’t need lots of fancy equipment to develop your sense of rhythm. Tees Valley Music Service and Phil McPharlane (or Mr Drum as he’s affectionately known) has produced several tutorial-style videos to teach newcomers bucket drumming.
If you’re taking your Grade 6, 7 or 8 Percussion exam, then there’s some excellent repertoire available, covering some well-known percussion classics alongside some brilliant new compositions.
In this short film, teacher and ABRSM examiner Louise Matthew talks about why it’s important to internalise music when you’re learning a piece.
In this short article, the ISM take you through four of the most commonly used platforms for online teaching. When selecting which platform to use, we recommend that you take reliability into account.
Singing teacher and ABRSM Examiner Heidi Pegler shares her tips on building confidence for teachers.
ISM member and music teacher (harp, piano and whistle) Pippa Reid-Foster sets out her steps for transitioning to online teaching so you can use her experience as your starting point.
Many musicians have been taking advantage of online technology to carry on earning a living through their musical activities during the COVID-19 pandemic
ISM member, classical guitarist and teacher Craig Ogden shares his experiences of moving to performing and teaching online since COVID-19 hit the UK.
The Drake Music Think22 team have been working hard on creating a free guide to using iPads as instruments for creative music-making.
Most pupils equate slow with boring. But if we can help those pupils to enjoy a bit more active engagement with their practice, we can begin to change this age-old attitude.