I came across a bloke the other day who was advertising his services as a piano teacher. I was curious so I asked him what his rates were and he said £40 for an hour. I said do you do half hour lessons and he said no because you cannot learn much in 30 minutes. I then said I have only ever had 30 minute lessons and have taken four grade exams and now playing pieces at grade 5 standard. He then said he has never taken any exams.
How can someone teach pupils if they have never taken any grades and therefore has no idea of how they work or what is needed to pass an exam in order to coach anyone wishing to go for grades