Music exam students excel

MUSIC EXAMS: Maurine Hopping with Elke Thomas, Kiah Bray, Angelia Christian, examiner Vicki Raptis; front: Chelsea Shepherd and Alyssa Thomson.
MUSIC EXAMS: Maurine Hopping with Elke Thomas, Kiah Bray, Angelia Christian, examiner Vicki Raptis; front: Chelsea Shepherd and Alyssa Thomson.

Maurine’s Music Room piano students have successfully completed their 2017 Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) examinations. 

Two first year students, Chelsea Shepherd and Elke Thomas, produced remarkable results by completing P Plate piano in time to enter the examinations. 

In addition to this Alyssa Thomson and Angelia Christian, who have only been learning for one year, successfully completed Preliminary Piano for Leisure.

Kiah Bray from Poonindie Early Learning Centre completed first grade Piano for Leisure at the same time as studying Theory of Music at a year 8 standard. 

Cummins Area School student Maya Radford travelled with her parents every week, dedicating time and effort for piano lessons.

At the successful completion of fifth grade, bonus SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) points can be gained and used toward year 12 stage one credits. 

The students who can use these bonus points at the completion of year 12 include Jamie Ford and Kaya Rezende who have both completed their fifth grade Piano for Leisure. 

AMEB sixth grade Piano for Leisure student Eric Deng already has 30 bonus points to his credit and this year will add an extra 10 points to his year 12 SACE credits.

Teacher Maurine Hopping congratulated the students and their parents for their continued effort and dedication. 

“Without doubt the effort parents make at home supervising regular practice is a major factor governing progress and success.”