Grade 1 (Beginner) Music for 1st-2nd year players. Mainly quarter note values and longer are used, with eighth notes occasionally. A limited number of pitches used. this grade is centred around the performance of prepared basic pieces and scales. This is where we create the building block to advance to a grade 2 level.Read more
Juniors are any ages from Grade 1 to grade 3. These grades act as a scale of a student’s formative musical development: while they will receive certificates in each one, they do not count towards higher education requirements. Grade 5 acts as a gateway exam for Grades 6, 7 and 8, and introduces a theoretical element; a student cannot skip straight to Grade 6, regardless of the skill they already have. However, it is possible to start your examined musical career at Grade 5, skipping out Grades 1-4 entirely, if your initial skill level is high enough.Read more
Intermediates are all ages with a Grade 4 to Grade 7 skill level. These are students who are comfortable with their instruments and are looking to strengthen their technique and theory levels. These grades entail that students also learn to play in harmony with each other and all challenges their creativity.Read more
Grade 8 Students of all ages. This advanced level exam is an enjoyable challenge for most students. Your knowledge of harmony and composition techniques are tested in a theoretical and practical sense, and you’re expected to have experienced a wide range of scores of many genres of music.Read more
Making the decision 8 years ago to enroll our then 3-year-old daughter in the Joy Knight Music Program (JKM) has been one of the better decisions we
made for her to date. Joy and her experienced team of tutors are very dedicated and go above and beyond to ensure the success of all their students. We have seen our daughter’s development flourish from a timid to a confident violinist. The program has also helped her to become a well-rounded student. We would definitely recommend the JKM program to anyone interested in playing a string instrument
Ms. Joy Knight has been my daughter’s violin teacher since the age of three and a half. Under her tutelage, I have watched my daughter grow into a confidant young musician, recently gaining her grade 8 violin with a merit. Ms. Knight is a wonderful musician, teacher and mentor to whom I am sincerely grateful to for all she has done for my daughter. Thank you Joy!
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