Thank you for the kind words Ken. You are right, it is a shame that there are only four students at the end for the exam. You should be pleased with yourself though because you are one of them. Do not be discouraged that I have picked this material up more quickly than you. I have struggled with this on and off for many years. It will come. Play at your own pace and enjoy the process. Do not compare yourself to others, it will only discourage you. No matter how good you get there will always be someone better. Take pleasure in the music that you make. As for me, I don't know if I am going to be in level two our level three next year. I am in no rush. I only play for myself so as long as I am enjoying the music that I am playing I guess that will be the right level for me.
Best to you,
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to"
"I don't much care where–"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland