QUOTE(soccermom @ Jan 19 2012, 08:08 PM)
I've had two occasions when my 2 had three exams between them. Both times all three exams were on the same day, one after the other (obviously the one who had two went first and last).
The first time, my younger one had grade 1 piano and grade 3 cello on the same day and my older one had grade 4 violin (I think). I was so stressed I swore I'd never do it again and exams now get planned well in advance and each teacher knows each term whether their instrument is being given priority or not.
I made an exception last Summer as both had singing exams (grade 2) and the younger one also had grade 5 piano. That wasn't nearly so stressful as they didn't spend much time practising for the singing exams - no scales to worry about and, because they are more advanced on other instruments, the aural tests and sight reading didn't need any work either.
This term it's one practical exam each - grade 5 harp and grade 4 singing (plus grade 5 theory). Exams will be a week apart though and that will be reasonably stress free, I think. The term after that, grade 8 violin and 6 cello (provided the theory goes OK...) on consecutive slots on the same day will certainly not!
OK I'll shut up then :-)
Did I say on here that I bagsed a lovely 2nd hand half size cello just before Christmas and it's really made a difference? (OK I rented it with a view to nagging DH and then my Dad stepped in!)