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Trinity Rock Pop Drums / RSL Awards Results – Spring/Summer 2019

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This year we’ve seen some great results from both the Trinity Rock Pop drums and RSL Awards exams. Quite a few students have entered exams for the first time so a huge well done to everyone! Here are the latest results:

Trinity Rock Pop Drums Results

Well done to Lulu (Holloway) for passing her very first drum exam (Initial grade) with a distinction! Her drum teacher Joe Nicklin says she did great and has been super enthusiastic which is great to hear. Lulu chose Fever by the Black Keys, Island In The Sun by Weezer and Gold Lion by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Brilliant work Lulu!

Congratulations also go to Sophie (Highgate) for getting a distinction in her grade 1 Trinity Rock Pop drums exam. Her drum teacher Joe Nicklin tells us she chose Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, Float On by Modest Mouse and Another One Bites The Dust by Queen. Great choices and a great result. Brilliant work Sophie!

Matan (Edgware) walked away from his grade 3 exam with a merit! His drum teacher Joe Nicklin said he’s worked hard on this one, so well done to Matan! He chose the tracks Sweet Emotion by Aerosmith, Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses and Are You Gonna Go My Way by Lenny Kravitz. Brilliant stuff!

The last result from drum teacher Joe Nicklin this term comes from Riley (Muswell Hill). Riley got a brilliant merit on his grade 2 Trinity Rock Pop drums exam. Great work Riley! Joe tells us that Riley chose the pieces Fallin’ by Alicia Keys, Miss You by The Rolling Stones and She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult. Nice one Riley!

RSL Awards Results


A huge well done goes to Sapir (Muswell Hill) who passed his Debut RSL Awards exam with a huge 93%! That’s clearly a distinction! Sapir chose to play Rattlesnake and Hazee Daze as two of his Rockschool pieces for the test. Well done Sapir for also getting full marks on the sight reading part of the test too. Amazing results – well done also to drum teacher Luca Romano!

Grade 1

Congratulations to Emile (Queen’s Park) for passing his grade 1 exam with RSL Awards! His drum teacher Joe Snelgrove said he’s been working hard so it’s great to see these results! Emile chose the three Rockschool pieces West Coast Rollin’, Jangle Road and Munky Fusic for the test. Well done Emile!

Another big congratulations goes to Eve (Alexandra Palace) for getting a fantastic 79% merit for her grade 1 exam. She’s been hard at work on this one in her drum lessons with her tutor Jack Cowens. Eve decided to play the Rockschool pieces West Coast Rollin’ and Deep Trouble. Congratulations Eve!

Trinity Rock Pop Drums exam test results, books and sticks on a table

A big well done goes to AB (Muswell Hill) for her distinction at grade 1, with a superb 91%! It’s fantastic to see such a high mark for her first drum exam. Her pieces were Kaiser Roll, Munky Fusic and West Coast Rollin’, where she got 19/20! She also got full marks on her improvisation and interpretation test. This is along with full marks on the general musicianship questions too. What a brilliant result, great work AB!

It was Anna’s (East Finchley) first exam too, and she received an amazing 90% for her grade 1. Another distinction! Anna chose the Rockschool pieces West Coast Rollin’ and Kaiser Roll. She opted for Highway to Hell as her free choice piece where she got a brilliant 19/20! This coupled with full marks in sight reading and the general musicianship questions sealed the deal. Amazing work Anna, keep it up!

Grade 4

Finally, a big congratulations to Jonathan (Golders Green) for his grade 4 merit! Jonathan tackled some tough tempo and time signature changes in his drums lessons. These were then applied to his free choice piece Live & Let Die by Guns N’ Roses. For his two other Rockschool pieces, Jonathan played both The Nod and Cold Pants. It was all rounded off with full marks in his general musicianship questions. Great work Jonathan – now onto grade 5!

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A huge well done and congratulations to everyone who decided to take exams this time around. Not everyone takes exams and many progress positively without. If you’re looking for London drum lessons, regardless of whether you’re interested in exams, please drop us a line!

(If we missed out any of your exam results, please do send us a message. We’ll get your results on this page with a congratulations message!)

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