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SCMT newsletter – October 2016


FEEDBACK – Hopefully you’ve all now received our request for feedback about your lessons.   We’ve had some amazing responses that have been an absolute delight to read.  Those tutors mentioned are so pleased and at the end of this week the comments will be posted as ‘new testimonials’ on the website.  Just to mention that we’d love to hear back from those of you who still have thoughts/suggestions/concerns… good or bad, we rely massively on your input when trying to ensure that you are enjoying yourselves, progressing well and feeling inspired.  In addition, if you’d like to know how your tutor views YOUR progress, please ask for a written review.  These can be very helpful indeed in summing up your general musical development … simply request one in reply to this email.

EXAMS – The ABRSM, Trinity and Rock School Autumn exams are booked.  We have our fingers crossed for everyone!  No dates are through yet but we are expecting most to be scheduled for the week beginning 28th November 2016.  We are always here to help prepare and re-assure, so please make sure you ask.  With so much experience under our belts, we can advise on general skills, controlling nerves, identifying areas of weakness etc.  We can also provide you with a mock exam the week before your real one… including full written notes and an estimated score.

NEW PIANO TEACHERS – In the last few weeks we’ve taken on nine new tutors… mostly piano teachers this time.  So if you have friends, relatives or colleagues interested in starting piano lessons, please get in touch.  The new tutors have lots of options for days/times/locations and offer a great variety of styles too – with some contemporary teachers alongside those with a traditional/classical musical focus.  All are classically trained of course, but some have taken a different path since graduating.  Something for everybody!  If you recommend us and it leads to a booking, we’ll give you £10 off your next lesson.

SCMT CHRISTMAS 2016 CONCERTS, entry deadline Friday 28th October – Not long now and we’re expecting huge numbers of entries as usual.  If you haven’t done so already, please consider performing.  Perhaps talk to your tutor about it if you’re unsure, they’ll be there on the day to help settle nerves and can even sit with you whilst you perform.  You can play anything you like and it’s a brilliant opportunity for friends and family to see you perform, even if you’re a complete beginner and the piece is short.  We pride ourselves on the relaxed atmosphere of our concerts, so come on down!