Yamaha vs ABRSM
Posted October 7, 2009on:
This is a reply I get from a wonderful mum, Sherrin, from Mead Johnson forum.
Actually Abrsm and Yamaha is two different thing. Yamaha cert is just accepted in Japan only, or maybe some little countries. but Arbsm cert. is accepted in mostly all countries. Yamaha is Japan paper and Abrsm is England paper. Yamaha is like school but Abrsm is taught 1 to 1. Y means Yamaha, A means Abrsm. Y will teach ur child 4 important things that is hearing,singing, playing and writing. A teaches u playing and writing. Y child is good in hearing and A child is very good in playing. Hearing is when ur child listen to a song they will just play it and no need to see notes. A is ur child hand is very smooth and good is playing the key. Y is 1 hour and A is 45min. Y is in a group and they will see ur child age just like ur child will go to primary school in age 7. Y will accept ur child start at age 3.5 or 4. A will not see age. How old also can learn. Y will accept ur child at early age and A will accept ur child at any age. Mostly mom will let their child go Y first at age 3 or 4 then until age 6 or 7 they will let their child learn extra 1 which is Abrsm. Abrsm is 45 min 1 to 1 and Y is 1 hour in group. Y starts at level 9 to 1 which is finish, level 5 is teacher cert. A starts at level 1 to many. So mostly mom will let their child learn two. Mostly they will start Y first cos Y wont accept ur child by seen age. Ur child will be teacher cert at age 15 or 16 in Y.So after their child got teacher cert in Y then they will go to learn Abrsm, but dont worry they wont start at first level for of course a teacher will see how high they music level is, and then they will let u start at that level. If ur child can follow Y teacher teaching then u may start A at age 15 if ur child cant follow up the teacher at age 6 or 7 then u may go to music tuition or Abrsm. or stop Y then change to A. Y child will know whether the music key is out or not by their hearing and A child might not know or good to hear the sound of music key is out or not. Y is exam 4 thing like i say and A just exam for 2 thing only.So if can, let ur child learn hearing because is important. For me, i also let my child learn Y first and now she cant play well so i will let her to go to Abrsm. I well let her take both. if u wan ur child good in performance, play very well just like u see in tv, then u must choose A. So it up to u. More info u may ask music center. i will let my child take 2 because she can use the two certificate in all country. So that when go university at any country they also will accept ur child.