Leanne Christian is DAME’s 2011 Student of the Year

Leanne Christian

Leanne Christian a Grade 3 violin student is DAME’s 2011 Student of the year in the recently concluded ABRSM practical exams while Mekisha  Harrigan a Flute student topped the DAME local practical exam.

100 students in total sat the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) practical exam and the Dominica Association of Music Educators (DAME) practical exams from April 11 – 16, 2011 at the UWI Center for Continuing Studies.

Students came from the studios of Pearle Christian, Valena Letang, Christian Musical Class, and Huguette St. Hillaire,

Fifty seven (57) students took the ABRSM exams: 14 received Distinctions, 20 Merits and 23 Passes while 43 students took the DAME local exams; 9 received Distinctions, 23 Merits and 9 Passes.

Students were examined on Flute, Recorder, Guitar, Violin, Piano, Clarinet, French horn and Saxophone. The exam level ranged from grades 1 to 7

A High Scorers Concert will be held on Thursday 28th April 2011 at Convent High School Auditorium at 6:30pm. Students who obtained distinction pieces will be performing. Prizes will also be awarded to students who obtained highest scores in the various disciplines. Students who have demonstrated discipline, diligence and commitment from the various studios will also be receiving prizes.

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  1. Bribri B
    May 4, 2011

    CONGRATS LEANNE!!……… (i See the post late but better late than never!!!)

  2. de caribbean change, BBA, MBA, CPA
    April 22, 2011

    By now we should know that the name Christian in Dominica is synonymous with the word music. Congrats!

  3. Norman shillingford
    April 22, 2011

    Congratulations, and best wishes.Miss Christian in your future endeavor.Love to you and your family.GOD BLESS…:

  4. School Friend..
    April 22, 2011

    Is this Mekisha from Convent Prep?…..WOW….Girl, you go!!!!…I am absolutely amazed!!..Congratulation and keep up the good work….

    • BB
      May 4, 2011

      Alas……………… get ur facts straight my girl.

  5. Gabriel Christian
    April 22, 2011

    congratulations Leanne, we are all proud of you. Keep it up.

    Love to you and family from all of us.


  6. Proud
    April 21, 2011

    This is the result of hard-work and determination! Leanne should be a role model for all the young people out there. Keep working hard hun!

    • Lumpy
      April 22, 2011


  7. Nice!!!
    April 21, 2011

    Good job!

  8. Seriously Speaking
    April 21, 2011

    Great going Leanne. You and the others.

  9. Patriotic Citizen
    April 21, 2011

    Congrats Lee :-) and to Mr. Christian for his contribution to music within Dominica :-)

    • Patriotic Citizen
      April 21, 2011

      and of course aunty Pearle, the Letang’s and all other contributors to the music development :-)

  10. Balty
    April 21, 2011

    didnt suprise me….. u got talent. congrats leanne

  11. Dellaria
    April 21, 2011

    ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! LEANNE! :D OMG look at you on the news :D zomg i’m on my way btw . Congrats!!! :mrgreen:

  12. mermaid
    April 21, 2011

    i also got a distinction i n recorder yay

    • BB
      May 4, 2011

      lol ok u go girl :)

  13. PAN GIRL
    April 21, 2011

    You go girl. that’s my teacher. yay

  14. Anna-Marie Le Blanc
    April 21, 2011


  15. Kamila
    April 21, 2011

    Congrats cuz

  16. Happiness Ka Fan Cho Mwen!
    April 21, 2011

    congratulation….Giraudel genes……………….

  17. Piper
    April 21, 2011

    Congrats Leanne.

  18. FancyNancy
    April 21, 2011

    congrats! so anyone thinking of bringing their skills to the north of the island, where so many are talented but not trained? yes we have free online classes, but hands on training and studies are the best…just a thought

  19. mouth of the south
    April 21, 2011

    when will there be a school for music engineering and management,,,, not taking anything from the students but this is the best forum to bring this up,,, alll that skill don’t worth jack if u can’t manage ur career,,,, if u gonna be a pawn to hungry/greedy managers,,, slick record execs then u only train to be a professional slave,,,, who said u need a $1/2 million studio to have great recordings,,, get the training in music engineering and make ur self independent,,, and get the training in music management for the business side,,,,

    • Anonymous
      April 21, 2011

      Great idea! Why dont you start it and others will follow?

  20. DE GHOST
    April 21, 2011


  21. Jammy
    April 21, 2011

    Congrats to my girl. I’m so proud of you

  22. Wink
    April 21, 2011

    Yayyyyyyyyyyy!! Congrats Lee!!!

  23. AD
    April 21, 2011

    well earned and deserved!

  24. ss
    April 21, 2011

    congrats girl!!

  25. wawww WAWW
    April 21, 2011

    congrats my girl

  26. m
    April 21, 2011

    Congrats Leanne, and my three nieces who all did excellently in their music exams. Looking forward to the DAME concert

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