Press release from EPTA UK about online theory exams: Open letter to Penny Milsom, Executive Director ABRSM

EPTA UK has been concerned to receive numerous messages from distressed teachers about problems that occurred during the grade 5 ABRSM online theory exam on 26 August. We have a duty of care to our members and want to support and help them all.  Online theory has been a source of worry to many of them over much of the summer.  We arranged an emergency webinar on this subject last month as a response to the large number of messages received. It is still available on YouTube:
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Post date: 31/08/2020
Category: Viewpoints

Review of the Trinity Piano Exam Syllabus, 2021-2023

EPTA UK is delighted to present a collaborative review of the new Trinity piano exam syllabus. Commentary comes from a team of four members of the EPTA UK management committee:

Liz Giannopoulos
Karen Marshall
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Post date: 10/08/2020
Category: Reviews

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

The new ABRSM 2021-22 Piano Syllabus Publication Launch Day Review from EPTA UK

 

EPTA UK is delighted to present a collaborative review of the new ABRSM piano syllabus on its official launch day, 9 July 2020. Commentary comes from a team of five members of the EPTA UK management committee:

Liz Giannopoulos
Murray McLachlan
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Post date: 08/07/2020
Category: Reviews