A New Term

Welcome back everyone! Hope you all had a good Easter.
Some dates for your diaries:
ABRSM exam entry deadline - Fri 6th May
Entry deadlines for Birmingham and Solihull Music Festivals - early July.

I've had several winners at these festivals over the last few years, which is always wonderful, and I'm proud of my pupils and their achievements. Please don't think festivals are all about competition though - they provide a wonderful opportunity to perform in public, plus you get useful feedback on your performing, not to mention the huge boost in confidence you get. They're a positive experience.
Also, pupils who enter festivals prior to taking their exams tend to get higher marks in ABRSM exams. After all, if you can play to a room full of people, it's really no big deal to play to one examiner!