Graded Music Exams


Pupils learn songs, techniques, ear tests and general music theory in order to train for the exams. The process is rewarding and a great way of learning. Passing Grades 6-8 will also earn students UCAS points.

Graded exams are available in Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, Bass Guitar and Music Production. I teach with both Rockschool and RGT exam boards.

Top 5 Results Leaderboard

  1. Tim Mole, aged 18 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 8 - Passed with Merit 80% - Rockschool. 70 UCAS Points (2013)
  2. Tim Mole, aged 17 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 7 - Distinction 89% - Rockschool. 60 UCAS Points (2012)
  3. Will Evans, aged 16 from Belan, Welshpool - Guitar - Grade 6 - Passed (72%) - Rockschool 25 UCAS Points (2014)
  4. Dan Boon, aged 13, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 5 - Distinction 91% - Rockschool (2016)
  5. Tim Mole, aged 16 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 5 - Distinction 90% - Rockschool (2011)

Top % Results Leaderboard

  1. Rhys Philips, A student aged 13 from Garthmyl (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Distinction 93% - Rockschool (2009)
  2. Dan Boon, aged 13, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 5 - Distinction 91% - Rockschool (2016)
  3. Tim Mole, aged 16 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 5 - Distinction 90% - Rockschool (2011)
  4. Will Evans, aged 12 from Belan (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Distinction 90% - Rockschool (2009)
  5. Tim Mole, aged 17 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 7 - Distinction 89% - Rockschool. 60 UCAS Points (2012)
  6. Liam O'Brien, aged 11 (has Lessons at Berriew C.P. School) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Passed with Distinction 89% - Rockschool (2012)
  7. Josh Wilson, aged 11 from Baschurch - Drums - Grade 2 - Distinction 86% - Rockschool (2011)
  8. Dan Boon, aged 12, a Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 4 - Merit 85% - Rockschool (2015)
  9. Will Evans, aged 14 from Belan (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 3 - Distinction 85% - Rockschool
  10. Thomas Kirk, aged 13 from Kerry, Newtown - Guitar - Grade 2 - Passed with Merit (83%) - RGT
  11. Kyle Capner, aged 11, a Year 6 Guilsfield Primary School Student - Drums - Grade 1 - Merit 83% - Rockschool (2016)
  12. Rhys Philips, aged 15 from Garthmyl (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 3 - Merit 81% - Rockschool

Young Stars (up to the age of 12) Leaderboard

  1. Dan Boon, aged 12, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 4 - Merit 85% - Rockschool (2015)
  2. Ewan Hughes, aged 12, a student at Llandrindod High School - Drums - Grade 4 - Passed with Merit 79% - Rockschool (2013)
  3. Josh Wilson, aged 11 from Baschurch - Drums - Grade 2 - Distinction 86% - Rockschool (2011)
  4. Will Evans, aged 12 from Belan (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Distinction 90% - Rockschool (2009)
  5. Liam O'Brien, aged 11 (has Lessons at Berriew C.P. School) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Passed with Distinction 89% - Rockschool (2012)
  6. Kyle Capner, aged 11, a Year 6 Guilsfield Primary School Student - Drums - Grade 1 - Merit 83% - Rockschool (2016)
  7. Mollie Matthews, a year 6 student from Montgomery Primary School - Guitar - Grade 1 - Passed with Merit 81% - Rockschool (2013)
  8. Jossie McKenzie, aged 11, a Year 6 Guilsfield Primary School Student - Drums - Grade 1 - Merit 78% - Rockschool (2016)

2017

The following 5 students are booked in and are due to sit their exams in Nov/Dec 2017

  • Dan Boon, aged 14, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 6 - TBA - Rockschool (2017)
  • Anais Paddock, aged 14, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 3 - TBA - Rockschool (2017)
  • Charlotte Newbold, aged 13, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 2 - TBA - Rockschool (2017)
  • Freddie Jones, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 2 - TBA - Trinity Rock & Pop (2017)
  • Edie Leafe, aged 9, Ysgol Trefonnen Student (Llandrindod Wells) - Drums - Grade 2 - TBA - Rockschool (2017)

2016

  • Dan Boon, aged 13, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 5 - Distinction 91% - Rockschool (2016)
  • Kyle Capner, aged 11, a Year 6 Guilsfield Primary School Student - Drums - Grade 1 - Merit 83% - Rockschool (2016)
  • Jossie McKenzie, aged 11, a Year 6 Guilsfield Primary School Student - Drums - Grade 1 - Merit 78% - Rockschool (2016)

2015

  • Dan Boon, aged 12, Welshpool High School Student - Drums - Grade 4 - Merit 85% - Rockschool (2015)
  • Joe McLellan aged 17 from Garthmyl, Welshpool - Bass - Grade 5 - Passed - Rockschool
  • Liam O'Brien aged 14 from Berriew, Welshpool - Guitar - Grade 3 - Passed with Merit (76%) - Rockschool

2014

  • Emyr Davies, aged 14 from Llandrindod Wells High School - Guitar - Acoustic Grade 3 - Passed with Merit (78.5%) - RGT
  • Thomas Kirk, aged 14 from Kerry, Newtown - Guitar - Grade 4 - Passed with Merit (75%) - RGT
  • Will Evans, aged 16 from Belan, Welshpool - Guitar - Grade 6 - Passed (72%) - Rockschool 25 UCAS Points
  • Thomas Kirk, aged 14 from Kerry, Newtown - Guitar - Grade 3 - Passed with Merit (75%) - RGT

2013

  • Lorna Jones from Newtown - Guitar - Grade 4 - Merit 80.5% - RGT
  • Mollie Matthews, a year 6 student from Montgomery Primary School - Guitar - Grade 1 - Passed with Merit 81% - Rockschool
  • Ewan Hughes, aged 12, a student at Llandrindod High School - Drums - Grade 4 - Passed with Merit 79% - Rockschool
  • Gemma Price, a student at Llandrindod High School - Drums - Grade 4 - Passed - Rockschool
  • Josh Wilson, from Baschurch - Drums - Grade 4 - Passed 67% - Rockschool
  • Tim Mole, aged 18 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 8 - Passed with Merit 80% - Rockschool. 70 UCAS Points

2012

  • Thomas Kirk, aged 13 from Kerry, Newtown - Guitar - Grade 2 - Passed with Merit (83%) - RGT
  • Liam O'Brien, aged 11 (has Lessons at Berriew C.P. School) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Passed with Distinction 89% - Rockschool
  • Joe McLellan, aged 14 from Garthmyl (Welshpool High School student) - Bass - Grade 3 - Passed with Merit 77% - Rockschool
  • Tim Mole, aged 17 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 7 - Distinction 89% - Rockschool. 60 UCAS Points
  • Will Evans, aged 15 from Belan (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 5 - Merit 78% - Rockschool
  • Rhys Philips, aged 16 from Garthmyl (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 5 - Pass 70% - Rockschool

2011

  • A student from Newtown - Guitar - Grade 1 - Merit 81% - Rockschool
  • Josh Wilson, aged 11 from Baschurch - Drums - Grade 2 - Distinction 86% - Rockschool
  • Lorna Jones from Newtown - Guitar - Grade 3 - Pass 72% - RGT
  • Tim Mole, aged 16 from Aberdovey - Drums - Grade 5 - Distinction 90% - Rockschool
  • Will Evans, aged 14 from Belan (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 3 - Distinction 85% - Rockschool
  • Rhys Philips, aged 15 from Garthmyl (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 3 - Merit 81% - Rockschool

2009

  • Will Evans, aged 12 from Belan (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Distinction 90% - Rockschool
  • Rhys Philips, A student aged 13 from Garthmyl (Welshpool High School student) - Guitar - Grade 1 - Distinction 93% - Rockschool