Intensive, but fun courses, designed to go from no experience to grade 5 readiness in hours
Online Theory Courses now available!
Minimum of 4 people per course.
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 suitable for both adults and children. Provided: grade 5 theory information booklet (pdf delivered by email), 4 sessions of online tuition, quizlet
class membership for online topic quizzes.Aftercare: marking of 8 completed practice papers and feedback (by email)
Why use written papers as practice for an online exam?
It's simple - this may be the only time you learn how to correctly write music using a pencil!
The written papers are excellent preparation for the online test which uses exactly the same knowledge, but will also
ensure candidates can write music neatly and accurately. Grade 6+ theory exams are still written tests so this is vital for
those going on to higher grades, GCSE and A-Level. Next planned zoom courses:
April/May 2021 (Sunday afternoons) Aiming towards the June exams or August exams.
3-5pm 11th April, 3-5pm 18th April, 3-5pm 25th April, 3-4pm 2nd May
Please note: this course only allows 6 1/2 weeks before the June exam!
Plenty of time to prepare for the August exams though.
N.B. this course may move back a couple of weeks to enable more students to take part.
June 2021 dates to be announced
Next exam dates:
Booking Period opens: 26 April 2021 (07:00 GMT)
Booking Period closes: 04 May 2021 (23:59 GMT)
26 May - 23 June 2021
Please note: ABRSM are constantly changing the availability of theory exams at the moment. Keep checking back to see the latest information.
Ideally you should allow around 8 weeks AFTER the course before the exam for practice papers. 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 4 people, max 10)
Cost: £160 per person (more than 50% saving) for course inclusive of marking of 8 papers (Individually - 7 hours tuition £280, 2 hours theory paper marking £80 = £360)
Please note: you will need to purchase the 2018 ABRSM grade 5 past papers, plus the "MORE sample theory papers" (in the online style) in addition to the course fees. 8 papers can be marked as follow up.