Mar 5 2004, 06:31 PM
Hey, i am 16 and have done Grade 8 practical and theory, and want to do a diploma etc. I am also hoping to teach music to people, can anyone tell me how i go about entering for exams and also really just how to get set up.
Mar 6 2004, 05:53 PM
IS ANYONE GONNA ANSWER
Mar 6 2004, 07:11 PM
The best person to turn to would be your own teacher, who can give you information tailored to your own requirements!
There have been several threads here concerning diplomas, beginning a teaching career etc, so why don't you have a browse through those for information - I suspect you haven't had any replies because people have already written their comments in another thread and don't want to write the whole lot out again!
Mar 6 2004, 07:14 PM
i dont want to know about diploma's. My teacher said it is a waste of time to teach.
Mar 6 2004, 08:27 PM
Check under Grade 5 theory + teaching.
That might be the stuff you are looking for.
As Jo said, this has been discussed quite a lot recently aroud the forum.
Mar 6 2004, 08:33 PM
It actually doesnt say how to enter pupils for exams etc.
Mar 6 2004, 08:36 PM
idon'tknow - don't ask for information about diplomas, then when someone in helpful to you, don't then say you don't want to know!
and then don't complain that something doesn't tell you how to do something!
Getting set up is up to you, but to enter people for exams you can sign up on the ABRSM website to enter pupils in your local center. To enter yourself for a diploma, you can download the order form off the website.
Mar 6 2004, 08:42 PM
Sorry if i came across mean but i wasnt actually meant to ask about diploma's all i was sayin was tat is what i am going to do.
And actually i found the reply i got was nasty
Mar 6 2004, 08:44 PM
SO i am extremly sorry if i picked up replies wrong and i didnt make myself more clear sorry
Mar 6 2004, 09:51 PM
idontknow ................. you can either enter your pupils by post, or on the web.
To enter by post, write to the board and ask them to send you some entry forms.
Or you could find out who your local rep is by going to the exams section and following the path to UK representatives. They will answer questions and should have entry forms available.
Then at the start of next term (keep an eye on the closing date), send in your entry by following the instructions on the form. You'll get your appointment in the post around half-term.
If you want to enter on the web, you need a password. I did it ages ago, and I forget exactly now how I had to start up - anyway I think it may have changed slightly again. You could go to the exams section and see if any of it makes sense. Once you are set up, the online entry form is quite easy to use - in fact it's clearer now than when they first set up the system. Hope this helps.
Mar 7 2004, 07:23 AM
idontknow - people won't be inclined to help you if you don't make yourself clear and if you get a reputation for being unreasonable!
I'm extremely offended that you called my reply - where I was trying to HELP you by referring you to other threads on this forum - 'nasty'! How can you possibly think that?
Mar 7 2004, 09:33 PM
One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet: I believe you have to be over 18 to enter pupils for exams, so you'll have to get someone to do it on your behalf. This happened to a teenager I know who was teaching the violin; she had to get her Mum to enter her pupil for her.
Mar 8 2004, 05:35 PM
Thank u very much Andante, it is coments like tat i need cause that is no where mentioned before and i am grateful for tat
Mar 8 2004, 09:37 PM
Andante in c
I knew that you have to be over 18 to enter a candidate - but do you have to be a teacher or registered with the ABRSM in any way
Thank you in anticipation!
Mar 8 2004, 10:36 PM
According to the exam regulations: Candidates may be entered by a school, a teacher of music, a parent or guardian. Adult students may enter themselves.
The board does not ask for specific qualifications from those entering pupils for exams. I entered my first students before I had obtained either my general teaching qualification or my DipABRSM.
You do have to register with the board to obtain an applicant number, but this is straightforward and they will not ask for any details of qualifications etc.
Hope this helps.
Mar 9 2004, 08:58 PM
Thank you very much
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