James Fox's Music Tuition

Rotherham and Sheffield

James Fox

Examination Preparation

I have sat many exams myself and helped a countless number of students through their exams over my 14 years of delivering music tuition.

My examination preparation tuition covers any and all aspects of music theory and practical exams that the student will need to know for the big day. This includes entering and paying for the exam - I may be able to do this for you!

We all find exams stressful: the hours of work we put in, the nerves on the day. I have been there many times and I am keen to help make the exam experience that little bit less stressful and turn it into a positive experience for all my students.

Examination preparation tuition can be worked into your usual lesson or we can dedicate lessons to this as well as work on mock exams so you get to experience what it may be like on the day.

All music exams are regulated by Ofqual, with grades 6 - 8 carrying UCAS points which can be a fantastic way to secure your first choice of University!

Exam Stress: Professional Tips and Training

I offer tips and training in my exam preparation tuition to help you remain calm on the big day. I try to provide answers to all the questions a student may have and work with the student in establishing an effective and efficient practice routine to maximise success. If there are any questions I am unable to answer, I am happy to contact the exam board on your behalf.

I also offer mock exams which place the student in exam conditions to prepare for the big day. These are designed to be fun, engaging and to provide a sense of what sitting an exam might be like. The mock exam service is based on the most up to date information from the examining bodies and my continuing experience and personal development in this sector.

My mock exam training has proven to be a great way to ease stress and worry. Mock exams usually take half an hour so they will fit easily into your usual lesson time!
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Practical Exams

Practical exam training is available for all taught instruments and includes mock exam training, if requested.

I offer practical exam training on all types of guitar at grades 1-8 though all examination bodies while drums will soon be available at grades 1-5 (Rockschool), and piano and keyboard grades 1-3 (Rockschool and ABRSM). Rockschool have also released a ukulele syllabus which I will be offering very soon!

Students wishing to sit practical instrumental exams from grades 6 - 8 with ABRSM must pass their grade 5 theory of music exam prior to sitting the exam. This is set by the examining body themselves.

Theory of Music Exams

Theory of Music exam tuition is available at all grades across all examination boards.

My approach to tuition includes example papers, mock exams and all the necessary information for the candidate to obtain the best grade possible. I also have up to date information about the various exam centres in Rotherham and around South Yorkshire.

Mock Theory Papers

Students are welcome to complete practise papers which I will then grade and provide feedback on. These can also help us to tweak your tuition by playing to your strengths and improving your weaknesses. In order to keep the financial cost to the student to a minimum I suggest completing three mock papers at a time.

The price for grading mock theory of music exam papers starts at £7.50. Let’s talk about your needs so we can get started!