ABRSM presents: Hallmarks of distinction 2016

A FREE conference for piano teachers

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Registration from 3.00pm

02 October 2016 Kolkata

Calcutta School Of Music

6 B Sunny Park

Kolkata 700016

9.00am – 1.00pm

Registration from 8.00am

04 October 2016 Bangalore

St Mark’s Hotel, 4/1, St. Mark’s Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India

4.00pm – 8.00pm

Registration from 3.00pm

06 October 2016 Mumbai

The Little Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021

Explore, develop, experience and discover with ABRSM!

Explore music across Grades 1-5 from the new 2017 & 2018 Piano syllabus.

Develop a deeper understanding of the marking criteria and how to use it to prepare your students for their exam.

Experience live performances of the new repertoire from two concert pianists who will demonstrate their own approaches to teaching, including:       

  •        tonal balancing
  •        rhythmic shaping
  •        melodic shaping
  •        musical characterisation

Discover new ways to help you achieve even better results!



“I enjoyed the demonstration of how the exam pieces [might] be approached… I also found the presentation of the marking criteria based on Pitch, Time, Tone, Shape and Performance very relevant concepts for teaching purposes.”

“Very informative. It gave me useful ideas about the pieces and the common mistakes that students make…”

“I really enjoyed it… it’s given me lots of teaching ideas…”

“The presenters did a great job engaging teachers by letting us try assessing.”

“This is the most insightful conference from ABRSM!”

Quotes from 2014 Hallmarks of distinction attendees.

  •        99% would attend another ABRSM conference
  •        98% said they would recommend this conference to a friend

Statistics taken from 2014 Hallmarks of distinction attendee feedback.

At each event, professional pianists Ann Martin-Davis and Loo Bang Hean will explain how our examiners use ABRSM’s marking criteria to assess different aspects of playing, and how to get the most from the examiner’s mark form comments.

To complement this, the presenters will perform a range of pieces across all Grades 1 -5 to demonstrate the vital musical ingredients which make for more characterful, stylistic and communicative playing.

Come away with fresh ideas and practical resources that will help develop your students’ awareness and control of pitch, time, tone, shape and performance!

Each conference includes a welcome pack and special discounts on ABRSM publications.

ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, offering assessments to more than 630,000 candidates in 93 countries every year.

ABRSM’s mission is to inspire achievement in music. In partnership with the Royal Schools of Music, we support high-quality music-making and learning around the world. We offer pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills, provide goals and encourage progress.