Firstly, congratulations to Matthew Rees who has been awarded the Barton Grange Trophy for Music for the year 2018. Matthew is 14 and passed his Grade 6 Piano exam with Merit last summer. He has made really good progress and is now working towards Grade 7. Well done!
I also wanted to mention two other students who worked extremely hard last year and gained exceptional results –
Firstly, Emma Coffey who passed her Grade 8 Violin exam (having passed Grade 8 Piano with Merit previously in 2017) and also Abi Brownrigg, who passed Grade 8 Piano with Merit in December. Two exceptionally dedicated and deserving students who deserved their excellent results!
Of course, passing exams isn’t ALL that learning an instrument is about – but for many it is a real sense of achievement when that hard won certificate in received. It often means an awful lot and rewards all the hard work and consistent dedication – so I am delighted for students when they gain their qualifications.