Exam period is coming! In about a few more weeks time, you will be preparing to go for piano exams that you have been anticipating for the past few months.
As you have taken piano lessons for adult beginners Singapore for the past few months, it’s kind of weird that you’re going for exams, when you realise kids are going to the same exams with you as well.
But that’s not the point. You want to excel in your exams! But as adult beginners, what can you do?
1. Before the exam:
Have a mock exam!
Other than just practicing non-stop at home, you can set up a mock exam session with your teacher. This is so that you can go through everything once time like your exam period.
What if you have already played in front of your teacher a few times and she knows your standard already? No fear! There’s a lot more you can do! Invite your friends over!
Give your friends a quick drink and let them know you’re playing for exams, and you’ll appreciate if they can give you some time to practice in front of them.
What you’re doing here is not about forcing your friend to listen to your playing. But what you want to do here, is to get yourself comfortable playing in front of people you seldom play with. Because the examiner of the day, is someone you don’t know as well!
2. On Exam Day:
Sleep well and rise early!
I’m not asking you to rise early to practice even more. Last minute practice on the exam day itself won’t help. But what you need to do is to get up early to prepare yourself. This will make you wide awake with 100% attention during examination period.
Rise early, get a good italian breakfast, get to the examination hall early. When you are early, you get a feel of the surroundings. You may even get to see who your examiner is. All these will calm you down and get your ready for it.
On the other hand, if you are rushing… if you only reach the venue just 5 minutes before you start, your heart is beating fast, and you can’t concentrate well. This doesn’t help in anyway. Reach early, and you are 50% winning the performance!
We hope these are some quick tips for you if you are going to take exams soon! You can click here to read more tips about piano exams. We wish you will grab all the chance to pass the upcoming exam with flying colours and allow you to move to the next stage of your music journey.