QUOTE(Nocturnes @ Jul 12 2008, 11:08 PM)
Your commitments sound similar to mine with regards to pupils, kids and husband, plus I work part time and have 2 Sunday organist jobs.
Did you have difficulty fitting the course in with everything else? I am on the taster day next weekend and am worried about finding time to do it all.
It was quite time consuming, I must admit, and emotionally draining also! The assignments and projects can be quite demanding - it all depends how much depth you want to go into. It has definitely been worth all the effort - I feel a lot more confident in my teaching now. If you can spread the work out evenly, it shouldn't take a huge amount of time. However, I am the sort of person that tends to do things in blocks, so it took over my life periodically and then there were weeks when I did nothing!
CTABRSM = Certificate of Teaching of the ABRSM (bit of a mouthful!!)
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