Technical grading motivates students to master their technique, pitch, rhythm, bowing & fingering speed, bowing styles, memory, vibrato and aural tests.
Working towards technical exams ensures students comprehensively develop in all technical elements of their playing.
Theory grading motivates students to develop their knowledge of musical symbols, musical terms, clefs, time signatures and additional knowledge relevant to playing string instruments.
Working towards theory exams ensures students have a complete knowledge base that enables them to learn more efficiently.
Preliminary exams ~ 20min
All other exams ~ 30min
Preliminary grade ~ 30min
First grade ~ 45min
Second Grade ~ 60min
Third Grade ~ 75min
Fourth Grade ~ 90min
Fifth Grade ~ 105min