AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching

AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching gives all students the opportunity to take LCM examinations in Popular Music Vocals and Music Theatre and Early Learning Music (under 5).  I enter students for singing exams up to three times a year depending on the student’s individual training plan (spring, summer and winter).  Singing exams are accessible to all students and I am committed to creating an inclusive environment where students with special needs, disabilities and other health conditions are able to take singing exams and feel comfortable demonstrating their skills. Popular Music Vocals and Music Theatre exams can be taken by children who are 5+.  For children under 5, I offer LCM Early Learning Music grades.

Singing examinations can be a great tool to young performers. Not only do singing exam grades translate to GSCE regulated qualifications framework (grade 1+) and UCAS points (grade 6+) which may be helpful when applying to university, but they allow students to not only expand their vocal skills but also gain knowledge in areas such as; creative and critical thinking, technical understanding, music theory, contemporary and pre 1960 relevance to the performing arts, decision making, creating written work on music pieces and professionalism.

Exam Results



My students have an excellent distinction rate with several students achieving over 95 marks.



Achieving a merit is a great achievement! Now, we just need to figure out how to bump you up to a distinction for next time.



I aim for all of my students to at least get a merit in their exams however, gaining a pass is still an achievement to be proud of! We now need to make sure that we work together to get a better mark next time.



I take pride in never having a student fail an exam and I am planning on keeping it that way. If you’re interested in your child taking a singing exam, you’re in safe hands with AFD. I would never enter a student for an exam that they are not prepared for.

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Please see below for frequently asked questions regarding LCM singing examinations at AFD Vocal & Performance Coaching.

I enter students up to three times a year (spring, summer and winter). Most students take one exam per academic year. Please note I only enter students when they are 100% ready and prepared.

Early Learning Music exams can be taken from ages 3 to 5.

Popular Music Vocals and Music Theatre can be taken from age 5.

Please note that some of the higher grades have a minimum age.

Most examination boards have a similar syllabus. I will discuss this further in your assessment lesson.

No. If you would like to take a singing exam with another school please consult your current teacher for training.

I do offer assistance with GCSE Music. Please get in touch if this is something that you require and your school advises.