Sign up for the ABRSM Teaching Conference
21 August 2013
Teachers of all instruments and levels are invited to attend the ABRSM’s annual conference, which will take place this year on 5 October at London’s Mermaid Conference & Events Centre.
The conference will focus on the ABRSM’s new marking criteria, with the first session of the day entitled ‘Using the criteria before, during and after the exam’. Other sessions include creative teaching ideas for the new ABRSM flute and clarinet repertoire lists, insights into the importance of rhythm and articulation, developing your students’ perfect pitch skills, and motivation.
Workshops and presentations will be led by ABRSM chief examiner John Holmes alongside a team of fellow examiners: pianist Anthony Williams, violinist Jessica O’Leary, flautist Louise Matthew, clarinettist Paul Harris, and singer Heidi Pegler. ABRSM’s syllabus director Nigel Scaife and director of strategic development Lincoln Abbotts will also present sessions.
‘It’s always exciting to come to these events and work alongside such innovative and passionate teachers,’ conference presenter Anthony Williams told Music Teacher. ‘And the programme is so wide-ranging. As well as demystifying the examining process, we’ll look at what makes a convincing, communicative performance, and explore ways of engaging and guiding the musicians of the future. It promises to be a great day!’
Attendance at the conference costs £75 per delegate, which includes refreshments and lunch. Visit the ABRSM website for the full programme of events, or to see participants’ feedback on last year’s conference.