Impressive guitar grading success for Gregory
March 31, 2021

Another talented Rydal Penrhos pupil gained music grading success despite COVID-19 restrictions making preparation difficult.

Despite the obvious complications regarding the coronavirus pandemic in recent months, Rydal Penrhos pupils young and old have remained incredibly determined to maintain not only academic progress, but also to improve throughout other areas of interest away from a typical classroom environment as part of the school’s diverse curriculum.

One such area that has really thrived is the Music department, which continues to benefit from the expert leadership of Pete Williams, a gifted performer himself who possesses a passion and enthusiasm for teaching that has brought a considerable amount of success to the provision in recent years.

In addition to their structured timetable, many pupils are also learning with specialist tutors to further enhance their respective skills on their instrument or instruments of choice. This has been another big boost for their development and has also brought some outstanding grading achievements in the process.

Gregory Mathews, who is a Year 7 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was the latest to secure a notable feat in his London College of Music Examination, which is administered by the University of West London.

The pupil produced a sterling performance during his Acoustic Guitar – Grade 2 (Recorded) Assessment, gaining a distinction after impressing online judges thoroughly with his technique and fluidity.

This achievement is even more extraordinary when you consider Gregory only had a few online lessons prior to the grading due to lockdown restrictions, with the pupil spending a considerable amount of time working on his own that made a massive difference.

Gregory is a relative newcomer to the Rydal Penrhos family having joined at the start of the academic year, fitting in seamlessly with his peers both on-site and during the school’s outstanding remote learning provision during the second educational lockdown.

He has already begun working towards further grading success in the future and everyone at Rydal Penrhos congratulates Gregory on a superb result in his latest assessment.


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