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Find an Accompanist

If you are sitting an exam, then you will need an accompanist (unless it is a Rock and Pop exam and your teacher has said you will use a CD).

Gwent Music Accompaniment Service consists of one rehearsal in addition to the accompaniment for the exam. In the case of late requests for accompaniment, it might not be possible to arrange a rehearsal prior to the exam so please submit your request as soon as possible.

The cost of this service is grade dependent and as follows:

Prep Test/Initial £20.00
Grade 1 £22.00
Grade 2 £25.00
Grade 3 £25.00
Grade 4 £28.00
Grade 5 £28.00
Grade 6 £32.00
Grade 7 £38.00
Grade 8 £45.00

What do I need to do and what happens next?

  • You do not need to know when your exam will be, just complete the form and submit payment via NCC Payment and we will update your request once the date and time has been confirmed by the exam board. In the case of ABRSM main exam sessions, you will need to inform us if you make any changes to the original date and time as the exam board do not inform us if you rearrange this.
  • You will be contacted by email to arrange a pre-exam rehearsal with your assigned accompanist, once we have received payment.
  • Rehearsals are normally held at Gwent Music Headquarters.
  • If you would like to book extra rehearsals prior to the exam, this can also be arranged for an additional charge (£16.68 for a 30 minute rehearsal).  Your assigned accompanist will advise you if this is required.