Today I had the great pleasure in presenting my pupil Isobel with her ABRSM Grade 1 Merit certificate.

For her first exam, Isobel put in a lot of practice and good preparation, balancing her commitments to piano education and her other interests.

For her piece from List C, No. 1, Happy Day the examiner wrote¬†‘The playing here had real drive and tone was mostly well shaped with a well controlled ending.’

I would like to thank Isobel for her hard work as we finalised his preparation in the lead-up to the exam and also her parents for having confidence in me to teach their son.

Now, the hard work starts all over again as we prepare for Grade 2!