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There’s a bunch of distinctions to report back for the winter exam results, both from RSL Awards and Trinity Rock & Pop. Congratulations to everyone who took an exam this term! So without further ado, here are the drum teacher’s latest drumming test results:
Trinity Rock & Pop Drumming Test Results
Lisa (Southgate) got a huge 91% in her first ever drum exam with Trinity Rock & Pop, an easy distinction! She took her grade 1 exam late last year and her drum teacher Jack Cowens says she’s delighted with her result. Lisa chose to Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars and Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes. Fantastic results Lisa and Jack!
A big well done also to Lulu (Upper Holloway) for passing her grade 1 with 90% – a distinction! Amazing work Lulu! Lulu decided to play the three pieces Fever by The Black Keys and Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, with full marks in fluency and security. Lulu also played Another One Bites The Dust by Queen where she got 24/25! Her choice to improvise for the end of the test rounded off an incredible result. Well done to Lulu and her drum teacher Joe Nicklin.
Sophie passed her grade 2 Trinity Rock & Pop exam also with drum teacher Joe Nicklin getting a solid 81%! Well done Sophie! For her merit Sophie chose to play Fallin’ by Alicia Keys, You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac and Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz. Great work Sophie and Joe!
RSL Awards Drumming Test Results
Congratulations to Heiragan (Edmonton) for passing his grade 6 exam with RSL Awards with a whopping 92%! This of course means Heriagan got a distinction! He chose to play RSL piece You Can Call Miguel, along with Superstition by Stevie Wonder and I Feel Good by James Brown. Heiragan’s drum teacher Az Khan tells us he’s also been working on triplet phrasing. Amazing work Heriagan!
A huge congratulation goes to Sam (Crouch End) for getting a distinction on his grade 5 exam. Sam worked super hard on this one, getting 90% overall, and chose some pretty tricky tracks to perform. His first track was Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. He then performed Hard to Handle by Otis Redding (although this version was more like The Black Crowes!) and Late In The Evening by Paul Simon, getting 19/20 on both! This coupled with full marks on his technique and musicianship questions meant he soared to the top grade boundary. Amazing work Sam!
Also passing with distinction is Andrew (Friern Barnet) who took his RSL Awards grade 2 this winter. Fantastic results Andrew! He chose the Rockschool pieces Y’All and For You, along with Relegation Riddim by Bugzy Malone. Great work Andrew and well done also to his drum teacher Lauric MacKintosh.
Congratulations also to Sapir (Muswell Hill) who passed his RSL Awards grade 1 with distinction! Sapir got 92%on his exam and his drum teacher Luca Romano says he’s absolutely thrilled. He chose to play Munky Fusic, West Coast Rollin’ and Bend & Snap as his Rockschool pieces. Sapir got full marks on his first piece along with 14/15 in his technical exercises. Brilliant work Sapir!
A big well done to Arwen (Muswell Hill) for getting a 79% merit on her first ever Rockschool exam! Arwen’s drum teacher Josh Hussey tells us she chose the grade 1 Rockschool pieces West Coast Rollin’ and Kaiser Roll, along with Liberation by Wretch 32. Arwen also got full marks on both her ear tests and the general musicianship questions. Great stuff Arwen!
Congratulations also go to sisters Stella and Isabella (St. John’s Wood) who got 86% and 74% (both merits!) on their first RSL Awards grade 1 exams! full marks on GMQ. Kaiser Roll, Yeah by Usher and Liberation by Wretch 32. Amazing work and congratulations both from us and their drum teacher Josh Hussey.
And last, but certainly not least, well done to Axel (Alexandra Palace) for passing his grade 1 with a merit! His drum teacher Luca Romano tells us that Axel chose the Rockschool pieces Munky Fusic, Bend & Snap and Kaiser Roll this time around. Great results Axel, keep up the great work!
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A massive congratulations to everyone for the amazing set of drumming test results this term. It’s really important to remember that not every drum student takes drumming tests. You can still make great progress regardless! So if you’re searching for London drum lessons, exams or not, do drop us a line!
(Apologies we missed out any of your drumming test results this time. If so please do send us a message so we can get that rectified and uploaded right here!)
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