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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, as John …

How to start your lessons

You are in control of setting the tone in your teaching environment. This can come from a strong beginning, finding variety in your opening exercises and listening to your pupil. …

The history of notation

What can the history of notation tell us about how to teach and use it? This article gives examples of how notation has evolved to suit our needs.


We are delighted to meet you! Watch John Holmes, ABRSM’s Chief Examiner introduce the course and its aims.