Making music most magnificently
Two Tokoroa musicians have recorded distinctions in their practical exams.
New Zealand Modern School of Music keyboardist Precious Letoga and pianist Madison Clarke scored more than 140 points to achieve the grade in their exam two weeks ago.
Music teacher Patsy Hill said up to 10 musicians were tested for 20 minutes by examiner Della Davis. ‘‘It is a great achievement for them,’’ Mrs Hill said.
In Precious, 9, she sees plenty of potential. ‘‘A lot of the Maori and Pacific Island children have natural rhythm. Many of my students play by ear. Sometimes they can be quite hard to teach to read music because their aural ability is so good they pick up tunes very quickly.’’
Mrs Hill has an abundance of talent among her students.
Other results included Keegan Hall, Logan Russell and Kiki Ritmeester gained honours for preliminary piano; Danielle Lamont, honours for preparatory piano; Timoti Turu, honours for level one contemporary piano; Suzanna Muir, merit for level two contemporary piano; Jodie Bryant, honours for grade two modern piano; and Christy Webb, merit for grade four modern piano.
DISTINCTION: New Zealand Modern School of Music students Precious Letoga and Madison Clarke achieved distinctions in their recent practical examinations.