Accompaniment

Tom Potten

For more about Tom you can check out his Bio on the Teachers Page!

Our Accompanist

Our in house accompanist Tom has over 20 years experience with examinations. 

Tom specialises in accompanying ABRSM face to face and performance exams, using his expertise and dedication to guide students, putting them at ease throughout the entire process.

At Cadenza, accompanying an exam is not only about playing the piano, it is about building rapport between the two instruments, helping the soloist to lead and shape the music in order to create a performance that will get them the best marks they are capable of. We aim to build our performers confidence to make the exam experience as successful and enjoyable as possible.

Tom is also available to accompany local choirs and concerts.

Contact us for availability and fees

All accompaniments in Essex, local to CM4 and SS12

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be charged at usual 30 minute lesson rates. For Cadenza students, these can be taken from your usual blocks of lessons. For external students, speak to us to arrange and for rates. 

A guide for rehearsals required

Grades 1-3 require at least 1 rehearsal

Grades 4-5 and 6-7 require at least 2 rehearsals

Grade 8 requires at least 3 rehearsals

This is a rough estimate as each student and situation will differ, and can be discussed with the admin team and accompanist to see what what will suit you best. 

ABRSM Performance Exams on site

Contact us to record your ABRSM performance exam on site at Cadenza.


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