Kevin and Liam achieve outstanding ABRSM grading triumphs
February 25, 2021

Two brothers at Rydal Penrhos secured some outstanding music grading accolades.

A number of Rydal Penrhos pupils have achieved success in the field of music in recent weeks. This comes as a result of their hard work and commitment to improving despite COVID-19 restrictions giving each pupil some significant hurdles to overcome regarding their preparation.

Their ability to adapt is something that’s been evident across Rydal Penrhos over the last 12 months during the various lockdowns, which came with plenty of learning from the comfort of their own homes as part of the school’s thorough online provision when pupils were not permitted on site.

The school was delighted to hear of yet more Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music certificates for Kevin and Liam Farrell, who are Year 13 and 8 pupils at Rydal Penrhos.

Joint-deputy head boy Kevin has progressed impressively throughout various music gradings throughout his time at the school, which began all the way back in 2010 when he enrolled as a Year 3 Prep School pupil.

His latest ABRSM examination was his toughest to date, with the Sixth Former combining his A Level studies with trying to attain his Grade 7 Trinity Graded Piano assessment.

After an exceptional amount of dedication, Kevin came through his assessment with flying colours to secure a Distinction as a result of his marvellous efforts.

There was further cause for celebration in the Farrell household thanks to an incredible trio of triumphs from Liam, which began with a Distinction in his Grade 4 Online Music Theory examination.

Liam also attained a Merit in his Grade 4 Clarinet – where he was accompanied by music tutor Cheryl Frost – and the pupil rounded off an eye-catching set of musical results with a pass in his Grade 4 Piano assessment.

Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is absolutely thrilled for Kevin and Liam, who have both been a real credit to the school and have gone on to great things in areas such as Hockey, Sailing, Music, and from an academic perspective.


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