Grade 5 Theory Courses

Intensive, but fun courses, designed to go from no experience to grade 5 readiness in hours

Online Theory Course now available!
Minimum of 3 people, maximum of 8. More courses may be offered if there is enough demand. 

Kirsty offers intensive theory courses of around 7-8 hours covering the ABRSM grade 5 theory syllabus. 
Designed to go from absolute beginner theory to grade 5, all that is needed is music reading ability of grade 4+. 
No previous theory experience required.
Please note: these courses have been described as "fun" by participants. They are NOT dull!
Provided: grade 5 theory information booklet, 8 sessions of online tuition, worksheets for each topic
Aftercare: marking of completed practice papers and feedback (by email)

Next planned courses: 
May/June 2020  Saturdays at 4pm   (May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, June 6th, 13th, 20th) 45mins to 1 hour per session.
THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL. Please do fill in the online form if you'd like to be informed of dates for the next opportunity.  

July/August 2020 possible short intensive courses (one week, online lesson each day)

Preparing for exam 5pm Tuesday 10th November 2020 (closing entry date end of September 2020)

Please complete this form to apply to take a course or to show an interest in future courses
Course dates to be confirmed once enough people have expressed an interest (minimum 3 people, max 8)

Cost: £150 per person (more than 50% saving) for course plus marking of 8 papers
          £90   per person for course with no follow up marking of papers
(Individually - 7 hours tuition £280, 2 hours theory paper marking £80 = £360)
Please note: you will also need to purchase the 2018 and 2019 Grade 5 practice papers approx. £10.
The exam fee is currently £40 (not included in course fee)  

Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra follow-up courses

Follow up courses are available in September 2020 following the summer CHOA sessions if this goes ahead. A sign up form will be available from August 2020.


Results from Autumn 19: 3 passes, 2 merits, 2 distinctions
Results from Summer 19: 2 passes, 3 merits, 2 distinctions (including one 100/100!)

Results from Spring 19: 3 distinctions, 4 merits, 4 passes
Results from Autumn 18: 1 distinction, 2 passes
Results from Summer 18: 2 distinctions
Results from Spring 18: 2 passes, 1 merit, 1 distinction
Results from Autumn 17: 2 passes, 2 merits

Individual hour long lessons are also sometimes available at a rate of £40 per lesson.
For more information on any theory course contact  Kirsty Body: 07715556589, 

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