Grade Exams

Grade Exams are like Marmite: a love or hate thing. To get my grades I did Classical Guitar, which I still now teach. All the rage in the seventies, there were heroes galore, John Williams, Julian Bream, all wonderful inspirational players you could see on TV!

I absolutely welcome anyone wanting to do LCM Classical Guitar Grades.

A bit more liberal are the Acoustic Guitar Grades, which prove very popular.

I also do lots of RGT Electric Guitar Grades, and, as an Examiner in the past, I have intimate knowledge of what is required.

Also from RGT there are Bass Guitar Grades, which I have helped many people through.

New from RGT are Rock Guitar Grades, which are proving really popular too. Some of mine are doing “Layla”, “Day Tripper” and other classics. My first pupil, entered in July, gained a Distinction.

I also can teach Popular Music Theory, or the bog-standard ABRSM Music Theory.

If you are a parent reading this, all grades carry points toward further education: Grade 5 is the same as GCSE, and Grade 8 is A Level standard. It also helps toward GCSE and A Level practical work and university entry.

As a parent, you will be pleased to know I have been CRB checked and have Public Liability insurance via the Musician’s Union.

For anyone a Grade is a “Gradus ad Parnassam” which helps you to learn in a structured and thorough way. I have in the past entered private or school and college pupils for all these Grades, and have been consulted on the design and repertoire of the Registry of Guitar Tutor Grade Exams above.