We are delighted to share the news that Mr Andrew Ashwin, Head of Singing at Repton, has been awarded the LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) in Vocal Teaching, with Distinction.
The process involved submitting three teaching case studies, a number of videos of himself teaching singing, a live performance at diploma level and then a Viva Voce, wherein a range of issues were discussed, including topics on wider educational philosophy and the role of music in society.
The LRSM is but a stepping stone towards Mr Ashwin’s final goal of FRSM (Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music) in Music Education, for which he is now preparing.
Andrew commented: "This qualification was both challenging and engaging to undertake, and to have been awarded Distinction is a great honour. Completing the LRSM was an invaluable experience, in that I was required to reflect on my teaching philosophy and approach in great depth. Professional development is so important for teachers in a first-class school such as Repton, and I am thrilled to have received such positive support."
We wish Andrew the best of luck for his next performance exam that takes place in December.