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#1 sharpstudent

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:24

Hi There, I would like to become a registered abrsm teacher, I can play a variety of instruments. Any tips or advice would be highly appreciated! :wub:


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:29

I wasn't aware that you could be a registered abrsm teacher. Do you mean a teacher who puts students in for abrsm exams or one who has an abrsm teaching diploma?
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Posted 07 November 2019 - 12:41

Hello, I meant a teacher who has an abrsm teaching diploma  :rofl:


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 14:30

Decide what instrument/which instruments you would like to teach and find yourself a good teacher/good teachers who would be able to take you to diploma level (and beyond) and I'd go for the performance diploma over the teaching one.

It might just be me, but I am generally suspicious of teachers who offer a *wide* variety of instruments (eg clarinet, piano, cello, guitar...) so from that point of view I would say choose your focus.

Having lessons not only hones your skills it can make for a more sympathetic teacher. It's also a useful check for your technique/theory/aural.

Then take the diploma, or don't and save your money and use it to have someone create you a website some time in the future when you feel teaching is working for you and your pupils (if tech isn't your forte), have business cards made, whatever else it could be usefully spent on.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 15:35

Hi There, I would like to become a registered abrsm teacher, I can play a variety of instruments. Any tips or advice would be highly appreciated! :wub:

Do you mind me asking why you would like to become a teacher?  What are you genuine motivations?  And in the best tradition of service quality provision "what does your 'ideal pupil' look like?".


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 07:47

Find a good teacher and pick a instrument (avoid a variety as it will be too complicated) as well. When you have had lots of lessons, then consider doing the diploma. State your intention at the first lesson to avoid confusion. Having lessons with a good teacher will enable you to hone and fine tune your skills and technique to the required standard. What instrument do you genuinely love? Buy a notebook for lessons. 

 

Don't be afraid to correct pupils either. 


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:46

Thanks everyone :happyviolin:  

 

P.S Are there any age limits? :D


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 12:58

Find a good teacher and pick a instrument (avoid a variety as it will be too complicated) as well. When you have had lots of lessons, then consider doing the diploma. State your intention at the first lesson to avoid confusion. Having lessons with a good teacher will enable you to hone and fine tune your skills and technique to the required standard. What instrument do you genuinely love? Buy a notebook for lessons. 

 

Don't be afraid to correct pupils either. 

I already play a variety of instruments and I have been playing the piano since I was 7 years old


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 14:23

Thanks everyone :happyviolin:  

 

P.S Are there any age limits? :D

There used to be a minimum age of 18, but I am not sure if that is still the case? No maximum! You do have to have grade 8 practical and grade 6 theory.

Can I ask how many instruments and to what level? Offering lessons on more than 2 or 3, unless they are very similar to play, will put people off as they will assume you don't play any of them sufficiently well! Most people will be looking for a minimum of grade 8 on each instrument, and many (but not all) will want more advanced qualifications on at least one of them, so doing a diploma will help.


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 16:07

All the details are here.

https://forums.abrsm.org...vocal-teaching/


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 16:37

All the details are here.

https://forums.abrsm...vocal-teaching/

Thanks, but unfortunately I was unable to open the link, 405 error


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Posted 08 November 2019 - 17:35


All the details are here.
https://forums.abrsm...vocal-teaching/

Thanks, but unfortunately I was unable to open the link, 405 error

Then if you go to the homepage of ABRSM and choose 'our exams' you'll find everything you need.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 13:07

 

 

All the details are here.
https://forums.abrsm...vocal-teaching/

Thanks, but unfortunately I was unable to open the link, 405 error

Then if you go to the homepage of ABRSM and choose 'our exams' you'll find everything you need.

 

Thank you


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