Five Medals – Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum
Keenan School of Music, Castleknock are proud to announce that they offer the FUN – REWARDING- ACCREDIATED MUSIC MEDALS from the ABRSM
MS. CHRISTIAN C KEENAN a TEACHER –ASSESSOR of ABRSM MUSIC MEDALS and at present is the only school in Ireland offering this fun and rewarding assessment. These fab Music Medals have been taken since 2015 with ALL Keenan School of Muisc, Castleknock pupils being successful.
What are Music Medals?
They are accredited music assessments aimed at pupils who are learning an instrument in a group class. MUSIC MEADLS are presented in five progressive levels – Copper, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. They provide a series of realistic goals and tangible rewards for progress supported by a unique range of affordable and award-winning music.
Who are they designed for?
MUSIC MEDALS are designed for the complete beginner to the more accomplished player in a group setting. Pupils will learn to play as part of an ensemble and as a soloist whilst leaning towards taking a MUSIC MEDAL assessment.
Are Music Medals Exams?
Music Medals are distinct from Graded Music Exams in that there are no external examiners involved and the initial assessment is made by the TEACHER-ASSESSOR. All assessments are video recorded and submitted to the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music for moderation.
Ensemble. Pupils play an individual line in an ensemble piece for two, three or four players. Ensemble playing provides experience of the skills of leading, interaction, listening and blending with others.
Solo. Pupils play one piece from the solo repertoire list for his or her instrument and Medal. They have the option of playing with an accompanist or without.
Option. Pupils and undertake one Option test from a choice of four (Call & Response, Make a Tune, Question & Answer or Sight-Reading). The tests are aimed at helping candidates develop sound musicianship skills.
Candidates are awarded one of three attainment categories - Excellent, Pass or Working Towards - depending on the quality of their performances across all three Music Medal components.
What style of music is learnt?
THAT’S EASY! MUSIC MEDALS offer a wide variety of styles. From traditional favourites such as excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Four seasons to arrangements of more contemporary artist such as Coldplay, Robbie Williams and Kaiser Chiefs etc.. You will certainly find repertoires that will delight, challenge and inspire!!!
What Group Classes Are Being Offered?
MUSIC MEDALS are available for an array of instruments
- Strings: violin, viola, cello, double bass and guitar
- Woodwind: flute, clarinet, recorder and saxophone
- Brass: trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, E flat horn, French horn, baritone, trombone, euphonium and E flat tuba ( At a later date ).
- Electronic Keyboard
Can’t Wait To Get Started?
KEENAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC, CASTLEKNOCK ARE TAKING ENROLMENT FOR SEPTEMBER CLASSES. LIKE ALL CLASS SIZES, NUMBERS ARE LIMITED.
EMAIL THE ATTACHED MUSIC MEDAL FORM AND A MEMBER OF THE MUSIC MEDAL TEAM WILL BE IN TOUCH.
PRINT OFF THE MUSIC MEDAL APPLICATION FORM AND POST TO: MUSIC MEDAL Keenan School of Music, Our Ladys Parish Centre, Beechpark Lawn, Castleknock, Dublin 15, Ireland.