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Postby summer » Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:15 pm

ABRSm or Trinity Guildhall? Which one is better?

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Postby luckystar » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:01 am

Many Singaporeans think ABRSM is better,actually both are equally rated oversea.

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Postby pokemon » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:28 pm

both are equally recognise, locally as well as overseas, but it seems like the local prefer ABRSM since its more widely used.

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Postby jce » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:16 pm

"Better" in terms of standard? The graded 1-8, I think, personally, both are pretty much en par. However I have to say the examiners from ABRSM do generally tend to expect more from the candidates, but then again, really depends on who the examiner is...But one can see the difference when you look at the Diploma syllabus. The ABRSM diploma syllabus and expectation is higher than the Trinity-Guildhall.

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Postby summer » Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:42 am

Thank you for all the replies.

Heard that some teachers prefer Trinity Guildhall because the students do not need theory till gr8 practical? And the exams time is in June and Dec. Some students also switch from both and choose one exam board at Gr8. I think this is only for fast track students. I wonder what is the purpose of this.

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Postby mum05 » Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:07 pm

I've heard from my child's violin teacher that the ABRSM is more recognised and is of a higher standard.

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Postby luckystar » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:03 pm

I really don know why one is more recognised than another ? I knew sota take in kids with trinity and AB, they have no problem with it, even the music teacher also come from these two, no worry !

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Postby titank » Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:13 pm

luckystar wrote:I really don know why one is more recognised than another ? I knew sota take in kids with trinity and AB, they have no problem with it, even the music teacher also come from these two, no worry !
So when we selectd piano teacher we sld look whether they hv which one?

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Postby luckystar » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:12 pm

Most teachers should know how to prepare your kids for any of the exam that you wish to take. Mine did.
Many kids had took AB, then switch to Trinity at higher level. I mean diploma.
Hope these can help.

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Postby jce » Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:27 pm

ABRSM and Trinity/Guildhall both have their qualities, and both are equally recognised nowadays. Of course ABRSM has been around longer than Trinity/Guildhall. As to the standard, well to be really frank, ABRSM (at higher levels) are more difficult to get through.

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