The Music Suite held a 3 Day Violin Boot Camp on the 24/6, 25/6 and the 27/6. The aim of the camp was to give students an idea of how well-prepared they were for the upcoming ABRSM examinations. It was also a chance for the students to brush up on their Aural Training as well as Scales and Sight Reading.
Day 1 saw the students go through scales and their pieces without accompaniment. There was a scales test where students would stand in front of the class and have other students pick scales at random. This was nerve-wracking for some(especially our grade 1 students) as it was a wake up call as to what might happen in an examination setting. Once they got the hang of it, everything went smoothly.
Day 2 saw the students start their day with a scales test. There was still a degree of reluctance in some students but overall, the students were much more comfortable playing scales at random in front of the class. We also touched on Aural and Accompaniment, where the students went through all the components of their Aural tests to familiarise themselves with the content of the tests.
Day 3 started with the same scale test routine. This time, the students were all used to playing scales in front of a class and breezed through the scales with confidence! We then moved on to Aural Training and went more into detail with the piano accompaniment.
Overall, the 3 Day camp was a success and students went home more confident and better equipped for their upcoming ABRSM examinations. We wish the students taking their ABRSM examinations all the best!