Candidate Stories: Ayla Gezmis

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Ayla Gezmis, age 9 from Skellingthorpe near Lincoln is another young talent that's excelled using the Rockschool Syllabus. Ayla began Guitar lessons in April 2010, then aged 8, as a complete beginner.

Starting from the ground up Ayla began with the Guitar Debut book and quickly worked her way up, taking her Guitar Grade 1  by Christmas, and passing with Distinction. Fast forward to the summer of 2011 and she had already passed her Grade 3 exam followed shortly by a Merit at Grade 5 this Christmas. 

It's an amazing achievement, and a credit to her hard work, natural talent, and supportive parents. Her teacher Dan Clark is astonished by how quickly she's picked up the guitar and likewise is extremely proud of her achievements so far. Ayla is hoping to have her Grade 8 before she begins secondary school and Dan has no doubt that she will. From everyone here at Rockschool we wish her the best of luck!  

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