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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.
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。
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!