The Three Counties School of Music operates in association with the University of Gloucestershire and it was developed in 2010 for musicians by musicians.
The Three Counties School of Music not only offers first class music teaching, but it is also an independent examination and assessment board,which offers flexibility, whilst specialising in a wide range of styles, genres & disciplines, which range from classical to modern in both performance & composition.
Patrons to the Assessment Scheme:
Professor Ian Tracey, Dame Emma Kirkby, Jamie Owen , David Kirby-Ashmore,John Lenehan, Jane Parker-Smith, Dr Andrew Padmore, Christopher Barton and Professor David Hoult
Principal & Chief Examiner: Dr. Ian Higginson
The school exists to provide quality, accessible and affordable music education for people of all age groups, who wish to focus on a variety of styles of music performance or composition, with less formal but equally rigorous assessments than traditional examination boards.
For further information,
please view the 'How they work' page.
We aim to encourage our students to:
Be passionate about music
To learn about different aspects & styles of performance & composition to develop their general musicianship and musical knowledge
To take a pride in their musical interests, experiences & achievements
We aim to provide:
Stimulating, yet fun music teaching for a number of musical disciplines by a well-qualified teacher with many years teaching experience.
Stimulating yet fun music workshops / open rehearsals & concerts
A new and exciting independent music assessment scheme which was developed for musicians by musicians.
We believe our assessments are:
Great for the CV
Great for self-discipline
Stimulating, satisfying and a
real sense of achievement
No pre-requisites for Grades, Performance Certificates or DipTCSM (level one Diploma)
The assessments are intended to be an enjoyable way of measuring a candidate’s’ level of progress and musical ability, providing encouragement in their studies and a real sense of achievement. We offer assessments in a variety of disciplines and at different levels:
(These assessments are available to candidates / ensembles who wish only to perform. They are also available as' remote' assessments to those who don’t wish to attend in person, by submitting a DVD recording of the performance.Please see page entitled ‘How they Work’)
Grades 1- 8 and External Diplomas These are available in most most disciplines both in the normal assessment way and also as the 'Remote' option' too.
Remote assessment options for assessments It is possible for a candidate to opt to take Three Counties assessments via the ‘remote’ option route, should distance or perhaps other circumstances prove to be a problem.
Tailor-made Combination Assessments It is also possible for a candidate to choose a combination of musical disciplines for their assessment for Grades, Performance Certificates and Diplomas.
Why not view the website and get in touch today if you would like to consider taking on of our assessments. Please view the 'contact' page andcontact the school to obtain a syllabus or to discuss further options etc. _____________
Equal Opportunities Policy, plus Guidelines and Rules & Regulations We have an Equal Opportunities Policy in place – please see the syllabus for these details, plus the Rules & regulations, guidelines and assessments criteria etc