We had 3 of our fantastic students go through grades at the Forum Music Centre in Darlington on Friday 21st February.
The candidates were as follows:
In June last year Matthew went through his Grade 1 and achieved an 85% Merit, an awesome mark for his first grade. He keeps working hard and achieving well above the average for his age!
Sam was the youngest ever student we had entered for Grade 1! He is only 7 and has spent the last few months practicing very hard. You can see Sam on his little junior kit to right on grade day. He is even supporting one of our t-shirts! Awesome Sam!
Max has been learning drums for nearly a year and a half with us and is constantly improving all the time. We have covered a number of songs with Max over the last year including Supersonic by Oasis, AC/DC’s Highway to Hell and All right Now by Free to name a few.
We received their marks last Friday and were over the moon with their fantastic marks!
Matthew Swindon 82% Merit
Sam Warren-Temple 85% Merit
Max Weatherstone 86% Merit
Rockschools Grades are marked as follows: 60% PASS, 76% MERIT and 90% DISTINCTION so as you can see they are all well one their way to the Distinction boundary!
We use Rockschool Exam Board as their grade material is the most up to date and you can also play exam versions of actual songs from their ‘Hot Rock’ books which other exam boards don’t offer! Grades are great targets to work towards and you also get UCAS points for grades 6 and above!
We are incredibly proud of all 3 of them and hope to update you soon with some more of our student’s achievements.
Please take some time to come back and visit us soon 🙂