For any candidate, Whatever their instrument, grade or experience. We provide knowledge and advice about what candidates should anticipate about their exam day and how to treat the final moments of pre-examination.
Tips at the Exam Centre:
Arriving at Exam- We have friendly stewards at every exam centre to welcome each candidate. We ask candidates to arrive ten minutes before their exam in order to prepare themselves and to ensure that the day runs as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.
Every exam centre has a waiting area
- Candidates can use their time in the waiting area to: get their music ready, assemble and prepare their instrument confirm their preferred running order for the exam, write down their pieces/songs and chosen order for the examiner, sit quietly and think calmly through the music, Warm up. Once at the exam centre, there is still much that a candidate can do to prepare in the few minutes including: loosening and exercising fingers, blowing silently through wind/brass instruments to bring them up to temperature, warming up embouchure and mouthpiece, quietly humming a few scales if a singer, mentally running through the music Where there is a warm-up room, candidates will have a brief chance to warm up aloud. Sometimes the room will have a piano and the steward will indicate the length of time available to each candidate. This time is best used as a brief chance to warm up aloud – not for last minute practice. We ask that candidates return to the waiting room in good time for the exam.
1. Arrive about 10 minutes before the exam is due to start so that you have a chance to get settled
2. Make sure you have pens, pencils, a ruler, a rubber and a pencil sharpener
3. Feel free to underline any of the exam paper which you feel is important. Please do not use Highlighters.
4. You will be given a blank piece of manuscript paper (for rough working). If you can draw a keyboard onto it, this may help with any interval questions
5. Don’t feel that you have to work the paper question by question. Do the parts you know first and then go back to the more difficult bits – this may help with any exam nerves
6. Keep an eye on the time so that you know how long you have left. If you have done some past papers you will have a good idea how long to allow yourself on each question
7. Don’t worry if you make a mistake - you can rub or cross it out and write the correct answer next to it
8. Try to be as neat as you can - if your work is untidy you might make a mistake that could lose you marks
9. Don’t look around and worry about what everyone else is doing - concentrate on your own
10. Check your work once you have completed the paper. You may leave the exam room any time after 40 minutes if you have finished, but make sure you have done everything as well as you can.
1. Arrive in the waiting room at least 10 minutes before your exam is due to start. Last- minute panics do not help the playing or singing.
2. Use the time before your exam to get your music and instrument ready – you can warm up silently by moving your fingers or blowing through your instrument
3. Feeling nervous before an exam is natural. Try smiling as you go into the exam room – it will help you relax.
4. Make sure you are comfortable before you begin. If the stool or music stand is the wrong height, don’t be afraid to adjust it or ask for help
5. It’s fine to ask the examiner if you can warm up by playing a scale or a few bars of a piece
6. You can choose to do your exam in any order. Just let the examiner know
7. Try to keep going in the exam even if you make a mistake – it probably won’t be as disastrous as you think
8. Don't worry about pauses between your pieces – the examiner will be writing and will tell you when to start your next piece
9. Your examiner may stop you during a piece if he or she has heard enough to make a judgement
10. Remember – the examiner is on your side and is looking forward to hearing you perform!
London College of Music (LCM), as part of West London University, is a music school based in England. LCM is popular both in the UK and internationally for its 100-years-old exam program for music, theatre and communication. With almost 260 centers, the London College of Music appoints a committee for those who want to take part in the exams. The Committee shall conduct the examinations and evaluate the results. Successful assistants are rewarded with a globally valid certificate. “Those who have LCM certificate are eligible to work and study all over the world. It is also an accreditation of QFQUAL.” LCM curriculum is prepared with a high degree of rigor. Books for LCM education are written separately for each instrument. LCM has 8 different levels, and one can participate at any level. However, it is always wiser to work with or ask for assistance from a professional instructor.
The LCM examinations only take place in the authorized centres. We guide and help you through the process to do your best in the LCM exams. Having all the experience and technical background, we 're always ready for you to get in touch with your questions and queries. You can obtain your LCM certificate with the proper and experienced guidance of the LCM Examination.
The LCM exams are offered three times a year by the UK Commission at registered LCM centres.
All the available instruments for LCM is as follows;
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The application process varies from country to country. In Thailand, there are 3 times the duration of the LCM exams, Spring, Summer and Winter.
Anyone from any age can apply LCM exams.
One may apply for any level of the LCM exams. However, it is wiser to work with a professional instructor during this process in order to use time efficiently and avoid wasting money.
Attendants must bring their own instruments.
Students are graded out of 100.
0 – 64: Fail
65 – 74: Success
75 – 84: Merit
85 – 100: Distant
*For ALCM, LCM and FLCM minimum required grade for passing a level is 75.
As mentioned above, LCM is valid worldwide. Including Thailand, all LCM-certified musicians are one step ahead in getting accepted to prestigious music schools internationally.
Exam materials are available at Peterson bookstore.
Please contact Mrs. Siriwan Karnasuta via 081-874-1043 or firstname.lastname@example.org