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March 2017 Grade 5 Theory Results

The highest result so far this time is 96%!  Well done.

Of the people that have let us know most have achieved results in the 90%s. Contratulations, we are very excited that you have all done so well!!

Comments from recent results!

97%! Thank you for all your help, I am over the moon!  I would thoroughly recommend your course to anyone wanting to take their Grade 5 regardless of their age.From Lara an adult who attended a course in October.


From Samira's Mother:  Samira passed her Grade 5 theory with distinction, 94 marks.  We are so pleased with her result!  Our personal thanks to you both for your teaching style, encouragement and follow up. We have always wanted our children to have an appreciation of music and you have really helped them with this.


From Robin's mum:   A Two Day course for Grade 5 music theory that works, is fun and leaves time for cooking sounds too good to be true. That it delivers on all counts, even for fidgety 11 year old boys, is a testament to just how well you understand children and what motivates them - not just the demands of the syllabus!  Thank you.

Highest Theory Result so far 97%!

Well done to all those that have let us know their results from the November 2016 exam!  All very high passes, with mostly merits and distinctions!

December Messiah Concert

Review from the concert!

Excitement was in the air from the walk through the dark into the church yard lit by tiny lanterns to the final Hallelujah!  Every word from Handel’s original work was either sung or spoken and with such feeling nobody could not help but be moved.

There were excellent solos and duets including three young Junior Enharmonic members who sang the first verse of Abide with Me (another little extra and the audience joined in with passion).

A particular highlight of the spell binding evening was Alex Crossman playing Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. An outburst of musical fervour and a true duet of piano and violin.

Daniel Nicholls accompanied and directed the whole proceeding as usual with his easy style and musical brilliance making the choir and audience as one.

Although this annual event is about bringing people together to start the Christmas season with fun and feeling,  (and it certainly did with all ages from toddlers, children, teenagers -yes really, lots and they were genuine with their praise) to those a little older, £600 was collected and donated to Bucklebury Church.

Now we are left to wait a year for the next exciting hour!

Neil Oxley

Upcoming Courses

Non Residential

Some results from the November course: 91%, 93%, 95%  Well done everyone! Also well done to the diploma French Horn boys who both gained distinctions (sorry we don't teach the French Horn but Daniel accompanies exams).


2-Day Theory Courses


February 16th/17th   Course full.

April 4th/5th  Spaces available

May 24th/25th Spaces available

Booster Courses


Sunday 1st March 10am - 3pm.

 We thought that you might like to know a little bit about us! We have been married for 31 years and have 3 grown up children and 1 grandchild.

Daniel has always taught music and together  for 7 years we ran the Music Department at Elstree School until deciding to teach and run course from home a few years ago..Originally Sandra trained as a nurse and was a Theatre Sister (many years ago now!).

Daniel teaches the piano mostly but also music theory, A Level and GCSE music. He also plays the organ and runs Enharmonic Choir. Currently he is also working in the Downs School helping with their A Level Music.

Sandra helps with all the above as well as teaching singing and piano. Until just recently (for almost 20 years) was Chair of Directors of the Kennet School Academies Trust and is now starting to enjoy having a little more time for her love of art and cooking!

Both of us have current enhanced DBS checks.

Parent Feedback

Maddy gained distinction in her grade 5 theory exam - 90 marks. She is thrilled, needless to say, and so are we.

We are very happy to have found Soundscool and Alex would be in no way ready for his exam without you. It is pleasing to discover something on the internet which is as good as it claims to be and he has had a wonderful time!

We have just got Alexander's results.... 94%! Thank you so much for all you did for us..he knew nothing of Grade 5 theory before October half term. You prepared him very well. We are so glad we found you!

The boys really enjoyed their time with you and felt totally enthusiastic about the whole experience. They both loved your approach and the warm welcome you gave them, and were up bright and ready for day two without prompting.

"For our son music theory was something to dread before coming on your course, but now he is so confident and he has found inspiration in understanding the theory behind the music he plays. His organ teacher has noticed the difference in his understanding, so this experience has enriched him and helped him beyond just the exam."