FORTISSIMO

The A.B.R.S.M. (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, United Kingdom) Group and Private Classes 

Some students may perform consistent progress and would like to challenge themselves to pass a formal piano examination from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, United Kingdom (ABRSM). For this purpose, our music school provides several programs to introduce the students to the examination system and to familiarize themselves to the procedures of the examination system. In an interactive study group setting, the students will learn progressive materials that are designed to be in line with the requirements of the ABRSM system. After the group lesson program is finished, for persistent students, they will be given a chance to join in an audition in order to have private piano lessons for more intensive examination preparations. With persistent and diligent practice at home, supported by parents' monitoring, teacher's committed observation and guidance,  and conducive learning environment, the students are expected to be able to pass the ABRSM examination with confidence. After all, it is the inner motivation of the students that we expect to grow within themselves to deliberately face any upcoming challenge, not only in music education, but also in other aspects of their real life.
 
The Available Courses:
 

- The ABRSM Piano Performance Group Lesson

    - 50 minutes lesson, once a week

    - 6-8 students

    - length of program : 1 semester (6 months) at the minimum, flexible to the needs of the students 

    - age of participants: 6 - 7 years old and above
 

- The ABRSM Theory of Music Group Lesson

   - 50  minutes lesson, once a week

   - 6 - 8 students

   - length of program : 1 semester at the minimum, flexible to the needs of the students

   - age of participants: 6 - 7 years old and above

 

- The ABRSM Piano Performance Private Lesson

   - 45 minutes lesson, once a week

   - one to one interaction

   - length of program:

      - flexible to the needs of the students

      - scheduled according to the ABRSM time table

   - age of participants: 6 years old and above


- The ABRSM Theory of Music Private Lesson

   - 50 minutes lesson

   - one to one interaction

   - length of program:

      - flexible to the needs of the students

      - scheduled according to the ABRSM time table

   - age of participants: 6 years old and above




The ABRSM Audition Materials 

Grade 1 :

- Choose 1 song from A part, 1 song from B part and 1 song from C part ( 3 songs ) from the  newest song syllabus    of the ABRSM Curriculum.

- Practice and perform the 3 songs in the audition.

- Scales, contrary motion scales and broken chords tests.

- Sight reading test.

- Aural test.

 

Grade 2 :

- Choose 1 song from A part, 1 song from B part and 1 song from C part ( 3 songs ) from the newest song syllabus    of the ABRSM Curriculum.

- Practice and perform the 3 songs in the audition.

- Scales, contrary motion scales, chromatic scales, arpeggios, and broken chords tests.

- Sight reading test.

- Aural test.


Grade 3 : 


- Choose 1 song from A part, 1 song from B part and 1 song from C part ( 3 songs ) from the newest song syllabus    of the ABRSM Curriculum.

- Practice and perform the 3 songs in the audition.

- Scales, contrary motion scales, chromatic scales, and arpeggios tests.

- Sight reading test.

- Aural test.



Grade 4 :

- Choose 1 song from A part, 1 song from B part and 1 song from C part ( 3 songs ) from the  newest song syllabus   of the ABRSM Curriculum.

- Practice and perform the 3 songs in the audition.

- Scales, contrary motion scales, chromatic scales, and arpeggios tests.

- Sight reading test.

- Aural test.


Grade 5 : 

- Choose 1 song from A part, 1 song from B part and 1 song from C part ( 3 songs ) from the  newest song syllabus    of the ABRSM Curriculum.

- Practice and perform the 3 songs in the audition.

- Scales, contrary motion scales, chromatic scales, chromatic contrary motion scales, and arpeggios tests.

- Sight reading test.

- Aural test.