I am a confident pianist with considerable experience in accompanying candidates for A level, GCSE and Associated Board Practical Exams.  I am very aware of exam tension and I Picture of a Grand Piano Keyboardprovide a supportive, calming, yet focused piano accompaniment – all with plenty of encouragement.  Exams are important – especially if you are taking them.

I will arrange a rehearsal well before the date and will be present for the exam in good time.

In June this year I accompanied 26 students – everything from Grade 1 to Grade 8.

Many thanks, as always, for your great accompaniments and your lovely sense of humour!  I hope that there will be plenty more opportunities for you to accompany my singers next year, they all appreciated your expertise and kindness.
Lynne Hirst, Teacher of Singing, Haberdashers’ School for Girls, Elstree – July 2018

Thanks so much, Chris,  for accompanyIng Alexander for his ABRSM Grade 8 exam today – your relaxed good humour and sensitive playing made it a surprisingly enjoyable occasion for everyone!

Carol Timson FHEA
Senior Lecturer in Music Education
MA Collaborative Partnership Lead
School of Education
University of Hertfordshire – August 2020