European Suzuki Association - Examinations Manual (2022)

European Suzuki Association Examinations Manual Revised May 2022 Page 7 of 24 4. Examination rules The Examinee must – a. Take all levels in progressive order. b. Know all Teaching Points at the level presented and be prepared to answer questions on all previous Levels. c. Have a thorough knowledge of all pieces in the level, having previously studied and memorised them. d. Give a child a lesson. 5. Examination Pieces See Appendix C2 Examination Pieces a. All set examination pieces must be played through in full unless the Examiners indicate that they are satisfied with an Examinee’s performance. b. Examinees may be asked to play the Twinkle Variations in an examination at any level. 6. Children in Examinations a. Teachers should always try to find children of the highest level at which the Examinee is being examined. b. Parents should be present with their children in the examination where appropriate. c. The external Examiners will choose the piece to be taught from the child's repertoire. 7. Observers in Examinations ESA recognised Instructors & Teacher Trainers and ESA Officers & Administrators must be allowed to observe examinations in all instruments but must be passive observers and not enter into any decisions made by the Examiners. 8. Examination Descriptors If, in the opinion of the Examiners, any of the following exam descriptors are not achieved to a satisfactory standard, then this could be considered appropriate grounds for not giving a ‘Pass’ at any examination level. a. Understanding Every Child Can / Mother Tongue philosophy b. Demonstrating concept of tone – Tonalisation c. Applying key concepts of Listening and Repetition d. Knowledge of Repertoire and Teaching Points e. Attainment of Memory appropriate to the Level f. Relational Teaching with Child/Parent g. Demonstrating technical security appropriate to the Level

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