Thursday, December 8, 2011

Twas The Day Before Exam Day....

     Tomorrow I go to the home of Margaret Wood to die take my Advanced Rudiments Exam.  I'm kidding about the die part- I really do feel prepared for this. I'm most nervous about those tiny, stupid notation errors that are so easy to make!
     I want to give a shout out to the best teacher ever- Peggy Craig, from Mount Allison University. She has spent countless hours with me (and with my homework) helping me prepare for this.  She thinks I'm ready....I hope she's right! :)  At this point I'm ready to get it over with and move on to the next step towards ARCT.
     After tomorrow my blog should become more active, now that I'm not consumed with theory facts! 

9 comments:

Beth said...

Good luck, Leah! I admire your diligence in going after the long-term goal of getting your ARCT! Be sure to let us know how it goes!

Leah@Home And Heartstrings said...

Thanks! I don't get my results for 6 weeks, but I'm sure I'll have an idea of how it went. :)

Anne Crosby Gaudet said...

Good luck, Leah. It feels great to continue learning, the exam and the score are just icing on the cake now. Wear your lucky socks and have fun.

Leah@Home And Heartstrings said...

Thanks Anne- it sure does feel good to keep learning. I need to keep that perspective even if I don't get the score I hope for. When nerves kick in, funny things can happen. Peggy keeps telling me that my errors are not conceptual, but notational/attention to detail...got to work on that! Just finished the booklet of last year's exams and they went well.

Aleta said...

I have students doing a beginner's theory end-of-chapter quiz, and the reminder to "check your work" (overtones of math class!) is the last thing I told them.
Hoping you'll do wonderfully well. Just line those butterflies up and make them mind YOU! You can do it; yes, you CAN!!!
Blessings

Leah@Home And Heartstrings said...

Yes, my instructor also said "Proof your work!" I'll have to budget my time accordingly. Thanks for the well-wishes!

Kate said...

You will do great! BTW Margaret Wood was my piano teacher in High School!

Leah@Home And Heartstrings said...

Oh, neat! Peggy thinks I'm probably the only one taking this exam since it's at her house....not sure if that's going to be better or worse for nerves...hehe

adult piano lessons said...

Take a deep breath and go forward! Yes, you can do it! Thanks for keeping us posted with your schedule!
I admire your determination in pursuing something that is important for you!
After this, you can also share with your students of how importance it is to continue learning.