It's great to look back at see where you were, and now where you have progressed to in your playing.
Traditionally in New Zealand, many private teachers have stuck to formal graded exams, designed by private education businesses, such as TCL and ABRSM to inform their practice. These have their place for many students who like a challenge, and are fully supported if that is part of the performance plan the student has selected themselves.
However, for some students, such exams unfortunately have led to teaching that has not met their needs, and for some, their teachers' single-minded dedication to a particular exam result has seen their students' individual strengths, weaknesses and interests side-lined; ending in a loss of interest in music lessons.
Fortunately, for all students of LGM, things aren't so limiting and prescribed, with school and grade exams forming less than 25% of the options for assessment and progress planning.
Students are encouraged to explore all opportunities to perform that come along, and all styles of repertoire are welcomed with open arms. If a student has a particular piece in mind, that's integrated into performance planning too.
If a student has very little interest in actual performance, but is passionate about music analysis, history, composition, studio technology or teaching others music, then that's great too! We all need new music to play and listen to; we all need music historians, librarians, editors, publishers to produce and catalogue high-quality publications; we all need music teachers to share all these things to future generations.
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