Seven young musicians from Nobel International School Algarve took and achieved a pass, merit or distinction in the 2018 Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations for guitar, flute and piano this summer, with two distinctions, four merits and two passes.
The following Nobel International School Algarve students took ABRSM examinations: Cameron Dent (Grade 8 piano, pass 110); Georgia Allen (Grade 6 Piano, Merit 126), Reva Garg (Grade 1 Guitar, Distinction 132), Monty Allen (Grade 2 Guitar, Merit 127), Ania Kleyn (Grade 2 Guitar, Merit 125), Subashni Subramanian (Grade 1 Flute, Merit 120); Maya Archer (Grade 1 Flute, Merit 127).
ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to over 600,000 candidates in over 90 countries every year, with the mission to inspire achievement in music.
Susan Hammond, Instrumental Programme, said: “The children all worked incredibly hard for their exams and we saw tremendous dedication and passion. Some of these children were taking their first formal music examinations and performed brilliantly, and we were delighted that Cameron passed the highest grade possible for piano and that Georgia achieved such a high grade at such a young age. We threw a lovely party for all of our music pupils at the school at the end of term and played traditional games such as Musical Statues, and we did confidence-boosting activities such as sharing positive reflections on others´ characters. The children all took home a poster with their friends´ observations and comments on. It is an honour for us to have the responsibility of teaching music to these young people and to see them enjoy their music is the biggest reward.”
Head of School Mike Farrer said, “Celebrating these achievements in music is so important as a great deal of the hard work goes in beyond school hours and we know that families support the children a huge amount. We are holding an Acheivers´ Tea this week for some of the children who excelled in these examinations. Well done to everyone involved.”