In the past few years we’re thrilled to have helped over 80 children earn a prestigious Music Medal Award! This weekend we will be presenting some of you String Club musicians their Music Medal certificates – congratulations to all of you!
Music Medals encourage children to celebrate the skills they have learnt during their time at The Strings Club and provide them with a true sense of achievement.
But what are Music Medals?
As partners with the Royal School of Music, any child aged 5-11 enrolled on our guitar or violin term-time courses can work towards a Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum Music Medal Award – accredited within the National Qualifications Framework.
Whereas typically it might take over two years for a beginner to reach grade 1, Music Medals can be achieved every term – giving something really worthwhile for your child to practice towards!
Rather than the formalised setting of a grade exam, Music Medals are based at our Strings Club venues and children have to prepare a solo piece, an ensemble piece and also a short musicianship test which can vary from sigh-reading to making up a tune!
Abilities move from complete beginners to Copper class (those who have played for one term) the onto Bronze (those who have played for two terms) and beyond to our intermediate ensembles!