[REVIEW] ABRSM Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music 2023 & 2024 Piano Exam Pieces: Initial–Grade 8

ABRSM Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music 2023 & 2024 Piano Exam Pieces:
Initial–Grade 8
Review by Nadia Lasserson for EPTA © 2022

Every two years, the Examination Boards bring out new syllabuses and all teachers and students await the selections with avid interest and curiosity. The new syllabus offers a far wider range of repertoire than ever before with a total of thirty-nine pieces in each Grade. Once again, every student is catered for with all conceivable musical styles on offer at every level. 

The old “Prep Test”, which was...

Post date: 24/06/2022
Category: Reviews

EPTA UK welcomes Isata Kanneh-Mason as Youth Ambassador

EPTA UK welcomes Isata Kanneh-Mason as Youth Ambassador

EPTA UK is delighted to welcome celebrated pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, as our Youth Ambassador. Isata will have the opportunity to raise the profile and attract publicity for EPTA by sharing her inspiring stories and demonstrating the impact of EPTA membership.

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Isata Kanneh-Mason’s extraordinary talent as a pianist has earned recognition and acclaim from a young age; she completed...

Post date: 30/11/2020
Category: News

Core Classics Review November 2020

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EPTA UK is delighted to present a review of the Core Classics collection from ABRSM Publishing. Commentary comes from Liz Giannopoulos.

Core Classics from ABRSM comprises a collection of seven books containing a ‘rich selection of engaging pieces to form the backbone of any pianist’s repertoire’. As the...

Post date: 10/11/2020
Category: Reviews

The Missing Coda

Our Musical Journey from The Missing Coda

For some of us music teachers - who are also performers, we have felt sadness due to the lockdown and a great worry at the prospect of lessons via online platforms or in many cases, no lessons at all.

Our experience has been similar, however we also felt some excitement at the prospect of the challenge to see how we could adapt; metaphorically speaking, the shackles were off for us to explore and create our breadth of resources for teachers and students.

We are Norfolk-based musicians, teachers and authors who...

Post date: 06/10/2020
Category: News

You cannot be serious!!!

ABRSM’s recent announcement about online grade 5 theory pilot exams in August has created a great deal of uncertainty and more than a few concerns throughout the music teaching community. There has already been a great deal of discussion on this topic and on Wednesday 29 July (19.45-20.45) Epta Uk is presenting a special webinar with a panel of experts to discuss the Issue in detail. Questions welcome. Registration details to follow on Monday 27 July.

Meanwhile here is Dorothy Dingle, piano teacher and widely respected writer on theory, with her own personal views and...

Post date: 24/07/2020
Category: Viewpoints