A Guide to the Trinity College Piano Syllabus

Exploring Trinity’s Piano Syllabus – Foundation Grades

The questions teachers tend to ask about repertoire generally fall under three broad categories, all of which I will explore when looking at some individual pieces: Technique — how to overcome technical problems Practice — how to direct the pupil in the weekly practice Stylistic — how to realise the notation stylistically Initial Allegro – Reinagle Q. There are only two dynamic markings in this piece, would a candidate be penalised by adding more in their exam performance? The original edition of this piece, from a collection of first lessons “for harpsichord or piano” contains no dynamic markings...

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