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Practical Session 2 Update – Italy

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Provided travel and COVID restrictions remain lifted, we will open a booking period from 11 September – 25 September with exams to be held November - December. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings remains conditional on the restrictions continuing to be lifted. An update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

The benefits of music learning

Learning to play a musical instrument or to sing brings extraordinary, lifelong benefits. Why? Because when you’re working on your instrument or voice, you’re also working on yourself. On the one hand, you draw on a group of cognitive skills: thinking, controlling, analysing and reading. In musical terms, this is about measuring pulse and rhythm, reading and recognising pitch, and controlling physical coordination and fine motor skills. On the other hand, you call on more instinctive and emotional abilities relating to imagination, perception, creative understanding and musical meaning. John Holmes, our Chief Examiner, explains in this article.

This article is taken from Becoming a Better Music Teacher.

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