- Suitable for musicians of all levels and ages
- Completely free choice of repertoire
- No scales, sight-reading or aural tests
- Objective, independent evaluation with no pass or fail
For many adults who return to playing or singing after a long break, who begin to learn a new instrument from scratch, or for musicians with specific needs, an exam is not always the most appropriate kind of assessment.
The Performance Assessment is an alternative that provides a valuable performing experience and opportunity for musicians of all levels to have their own choice of repertoire assessed by a professional musician, without the pressure normally associated with public performance or exams. There is no pass or fail to worry about and no marks are awarded, just constructive comments on the performance written by the examiner on to the certificate that each candidate receives at the end of the assessment.
“I enjoy doing Performance Assessments because I can walk into the exam room without worrying about whether I'm going to pass or fail. Instead I look forward to showing the examiner what I can do in a supportive situation which allows me to achieve the best of my ability.” Nicola Clapp
“I enjoyed the journey of preparation as much as the destination. It was wonderful to dedicate time to getting my three chosen pieces to the best standard I could, and to get to a stage in playing them where I knew the notes so well I could truly focus on other aspects of playing the music. The experience gave me a great focus and renewed motivation to continue playing the piano.” Elaine Marriott