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ABRSM二級小提琴考試: 考官誤考三級音階Examiner Mistaken students’ grading.

Today after my student’s grade 2 violin examination, as usual I asked if she did well or not during the time, and she told me that the examiner requested something she never practiced before. (i.e Slur bow in the scale arpeggios section, which is requested only in grade 3 or higher upon checking.) She told me that the examiner discovered she has made a mistakes when she’s preparing the sight-reading section. My student is too young and nervous to make any response during her examination period.
We were leaving the examination centre by then, but immediately headed back and wanted to clarify the situation. The examiner then admitted that she made a mistake and said that she would justify the marks.
I am now drafting an appealing letter concerned and will follow the matter with the ABRSM. This is really very inappropriate and not professional. As my student opt for taking the exam in the order of pieces first, then scales, after that sight-reading and aural,  the mistakes the examiner made already have affected the performance of my student  after that moment. This is not acceptable and wasted the effort of the student for preparing this examination.
I am not to pinpoint the mistakes of certain person or so, but just to remind other instrumental teacher that this incident might happened.
I think the ABRSM exam broad should consider having a recording pen or similar gadget placing insides the examination room, in case of similar incidence, there would be proof. and I am writing this to the ABRSM.
今天幫學生伴奏小提琴二級考試後,我如常詢問表現如何,學生告知我考試官要求她做她沒有練習過的範圍,(要她在arpeggio 內拉連弓,而只有三級或以上才需要作出連弓的。)學生年級太少,不懂得反應,只感到不對。
回到考試中心,我們問清楚後,考官說她是犯了錯誤,並會對分數作出適當的調整。
我認為這是非常不專業亦不能接受的。由於學生的考試次序是:歌曲-》音階-》視奏-》口試。音階的表現不好,直接影響往後的表現。
我會以書信形式向ABRSM反映,並建議在考試房內加入錄音或錄影器材,作為類似情況的客觀証明。
在這網內寫下,以作提醒其它老師。

Adian!Bravo! Well done!

Aidan 經過一番努力後,終於得到他的小禮物!替他開心!

記得初時Aidan 上一小時的課程,由於未適應,以及專注力的問題,每一堂都會覺得時間很難過,”什麼時候下課?”常掛在Aidan 的口邊。但經過不斷修正和加入不同遊戲元素後,現在一小時的課程,好像過得特別快,甚至有時會超時!今天,Aidan 在沒有我幫助的情況下,完整地,正確地彈奏一首小品。對三歲的小孩來說,你很了不起!

Aidan 的媽媽,Kathy, 雖然工作煩忙,但在每堂後仍會了解進課堂的進度,這對教學幫助很大。

小朋友愛玩耍,要靜靜坐一段時間不是易事,媽媽作為聽眾這個角色非常重要。沒有家人的鼓勵,小朋友很快便會放棄。而Kathy 做到了。
有很多家長會覺得小孩上鋼琴課,一小時太長了,小朋友專注力有限,不行的。
對,我認同的。所以在一小時的課程內,我加入了些少 Orff approach (音樂有關)的遊戲,邊玩邊學,從遊戲中學習。有時甚至要帶皮球(架生)一同上課去的。

Aidan is awarded a little gift today for his good performance during lessons.

having learning piano for about 1 year, he can now read score fluently and concentrate for more than 30 mins 🙂

seeing his progress little by little and week by week makes me happy ! add oil ! Aidan!

Adian awarded a little gift
Adian awarded a little gift

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