Making the Grade invites us into the world of the piano lesson. Every year teachers and students throughout Ireland prepare for graded musical exams. These exams can be pleasing for some but daunting for others. Each student has their own particular goal but reaching Grade Eight is considered a pinnacle. This endearing and uplifting documentary explores the bond between piano teachers and their pupils as they struggle through these grades.
This is a story of the transformative power of music and the pride and happiness it provides both the students and teachers. It may inspire us all to keep making the grade.
Making the Grade is directed by Ken Wardrop and produced by Andrew Freedman.
"A charming love letter to the piano and all who play it... Making The Grade is a little gem. Seeing it will make your day better." - Stuff