Tipsy, DS is Year 4 and on grade 3 piano, hope to sit for exam in summer then move on to Grade 4. He is going to do 10+ in January 2011 and by then, should be on Grade 4 piano.
If he takes a 2nd instrument, its unlikely he can get to a good level in a year's time....can he...? I am unfamiliar with other instrument as I, myself, grew up on piano alone... so the other equipments seem to be like an alien to me. Also, i doubt we can handle another stress of practising a 2nd instrument. It's already quite a battle with his piano/maths/english. I would be very happy with 20% music scholarship... but won't put all my hope in it. Thanks for being honest with me, I will be prepared he might not get it as expectation could bring disappointment. Therefore, I am also hoping he may get some kind of academic scholarship....
2nd Music Scholarhip - Do they have choral scholarship in Whitgift/Trinity? He has quite a sweet angelic voice (
) and seems to be just using vocal without the battle of an instrument (!), I can consider putting him on choral lessons this year if they have such scholarship but would he need to be on any grade? He would be at the most Grade 1 if he takes up Choral lessons now... is that enough to even qualify for a choral scholarship? Should have thought of this last year!