Music at Your Fingertips Exclusive School of Music

Our exclusive instruments are taught by:

Sergio ZampolliJohannesburg (Accordion)

Amarillie Ackermann: Johannesburg (Harp – Accordion – Piano – Keyboard – Clavinova Specialist – Theory- Orchestral Bells)

Magali Crosthwaite: KZN Durban Area (Accordion – Keyboard)

Email: mayf@mweb.co.za

 

Phone: 011 782 8240 or 083 442 2172

 

We are Members of the South African Society of Music Teachers

PURPOSE

Our students may choose if they want lessons for:

  • enjoyment only
  • examination / competition purposes

We can teach any candidates, no matter what their purpose is – whether it is for enjoyment only, or for examinations of any of the following Examination Boards that operate in South Africa, provided that the Board offers the instrument:

We also support eisteddfods like the National Eisteddfod Academy and the Festival for the Advancement of Music by the South African Society of Music Teachers. We can enrol candidates for any International or appropriate local music competitions, eg. Philip Moore Music CompetitionATKV Muziq competitionCMAPIF

INSTRUMENTS

We teach the following instruments / disciplines only:

  • Harp
  • Piano/Button Accordion
  • Piano
  • Digital Keyboard
  • Music Theory
  • Aural Training (as required for practical music examination)
  • Clavinova
  • Orchestral Bells

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING CLASSES

HARP

  • Beginners.
  • Any Grade or Diploma Examination.
  • Any Eisteddfod or Competition.

ACCORDION

Accordion Grades Repertoire List

Accordion Exercises and Examples

 

  • Beginners.
  • Any Grade from Grade 1-8 or Diploma Examination.
  • London College of Music offers Leisure Play Examinations
  • Any Eisteddfod
  • Local and International Competition.

Standard Accordion
LCM: London College of Music (University of West London)

Jazz Accordion
Some basic knowledge and medium to advanced playing is required before embarking upon this course.

French Musette Accordion
Some basic knowledge and medium to advanced playing is required before embarking upon this course.

Midi Accordion – Digital Accordion Bugari-Evo – Musictech.
For advanced students and professionals.

PIANO

  • Beginners.
  • Any Grade from Grade 1-8.
  • Any Eisteddfod or Competition.

DIGITAL KEYBOARD

  • Beginners.
  • Any Grade from Grade 1-8.
  • All appropriate technology required for the pieces.
  • Advanced technology like registration changes, digital recording and editing.
  • Technology required for the making of backtracks.

CLAVINOVA

  • Beginners.
  • Any Grade from Grade 1-8.
  • All appropriate technology required for the pieces.
  • Advanced technology like registration changes, digital recording and editing.
  • Technology required for the making of backtracks.

Only Trinity Guildhall and London College of Music offer examinations on Digital Keyboard.

Competitions and Eisteddfods are subject to their directives regarding keyboards.

Competitions and Eisteddfods are subject to their directives regarding keyboards.

Leisure play

Available in all music subjects, these are a performance-only alternative. They are offered at 8 grades and candidates are able to explore jazz, popular or other contemporary styles if they wish. Candidates do not prepare for the additional components of the main grade specification.

Candidates receive a written report form with comments and marks, and successful candidates receive a certificate.

Assessment bands are as follows:

  • 85-100% – Distinction
  • 75-84% – Merit
  • 65-74% – Pass
  • 0-64% – Unsuccessful

In the UK, LCM’s leisure play exams are regulated by OfqualQualifications Wales and CCEA at Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

LCM’s leisure play exams are also included on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Performance Awards

Performance Awards provide a new opportunity for the assessment of musical performance, whereby candidates submit a recording of their performance rather than attending an examination venue. They are performance-only assessments, and candidates may enter at any time of the year.

Assessment bands are as follows:

  • 85-100% – Distinction
  • 75-84% – Merit
  • 65-74% – Pass
  • 0-64% – Unsuccessful

Performances are assessed by trained LCM examiners, using the same standards and criteria as are used for the standard graded exams, offering candidates a reliable and independent assessment of their performance standard, while benefitting from the flexibility allowed by the submission process.

The awards also offer candidates the opportunity to have their performances assessed externally before taking a graded examination.

Performance Awards are offered in a wide range of subjects; refer to the syllabus for full details.

Entering for a Performance Award

There are two options:

  • Online: complete an online form where you will be able to upload your work and pay the exam fee online
  • Paper entry: download an entry form, post your completed form, the fee and your work to the LCME office

THEORY

  • Beginners.
  • Any Grade or Diploma Examination of any of the following Trinity Guildhall, UNISA, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London College of Music.
  • There are no Eisteddfods or Competitions for Theory.

AURAL TRAINING

The appropriate aural training work prescribed for any practical examination of any Examination Board.

BOOKS

We use only internationally recognized books for tuition. Students are encouraged to purchase their own original books and start building up a library of tuition material that can be used anywhere in the world.