Intensive zoom courses designed to prepare students for ABRSM grade 5 theory
To take part you must be a grade 4+ music reader (i.e. already reading and playing grade 4+ pieces confidently).
Age 9 to adult. Any level of theory experience accepted from zero to already working towards grade 5.
The course format:
3 days of zoom teaching sessions 11am-12.20pm and 2pm-3pm each day OR at weekends (times by mutual agreement!)
Participants should allow time between the sessions to use Quizlet to reinforce concepts
Remote marking of 8 example papers
A £50 deposit (or full payment if preferred) is due immediately on applying to be on a course.
£180 early bird price (fully paid at least 2 weeks before the course)
£200 late place price (paid by 7 days before the course)
Resources are only sent out once FULL payment is received, so needs to be completed 7 days before the course to ensure delivery!
Individually = 7 hours tuition @ £40 per hour, 2 hours of marking £80 plus papers £15 = £375
To express your interest in any course or individual tuition, please fill in this APPLICATION FORM.
Exam entry is not included in the course fees. The exam fee is currently £49.
Please also read through the FAQ page which has additional information.
FUTURE COURSE DATES
Summer Holidays Course 1 (provisional) 1st, 2nd, 3rd August 11-12.20pm and 2-3pm (early bird rate ends 18th July)
Summer Holidays Course 2 (provisional) 15th, 16th, 17th August 11-12.20pm and 2-3pm (early bird rate ends 1st August)
PLEASE check all dates carefully as school holidays may be different in your area, especially half-terms.
Private 1-to-1 courses are available by special arrangement - greater availability during summer holidays.
Comments from course graduates and their parents!
"Kirsty covered everything my daughter needed to know in a clear and engaging way while maintaining a relaxed style on a topic that can sometimes be seen as anything other than relaxing! Between sessions, the online quizlets consolidated the learning and built the confidence needed to go further. After the course, Kirsty fed back really quickly whenever we submitted practice papers - if only the real exam results came back so fast! Thank you, Kirsty, for all of your help in making music theory fun and memorable!" Parent feedback, January 2021
"Grade 5 theory seemed scary to start with but Kirsty’s intense course made it easy to learn and fun to do. With useful quizlets, lots of practice and very helpful feedback, I was ready to take and pass the exam quicker than I thought possible! Thank you so much Kirsty!" Student’s feedback, September 2021
"Thank you so much for your helping my daughter to pass her theory test in a short period of time. You were very organised, patient, friendly and made her confident to ask questions during the lessons. Your comments on the past papers made an excellent value to understand the test. She also learnt how to study a test by herself. Many thanks." Parent feedback September 2021
"Thank you so very much for your wonderful course, guidance and explanations throughout this whole process, it has been very much appreciated. My son has learnt a lot, not just the theory but a whole lot of exam and study skills that he’ll need in the future." Parent feedback June 2021
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