Zoë Booth


Chief Examiner

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Zoë Booth is a Chief Examiner at ABRSM, alongside her work as a musician, teacher and writer.

Since her scholarship to the RNCM, Zoë’s performing life has embraced many musical styles, from a flutes and percussion partnership, participation in art installation projects through to performances with her recital piano accompanist and orchestral playing. As a writer, Zoë is inspired by her pupils, producing music publications for flutes, the first of which were first released in 2006; currently two of her pieces for beginners feature on graded flute syllabuses. As a flute teacher her aim is to inspire self-improvement at every ability level and age. She established the Flutes at the Barns series of residential flute courses for adults in 2003, which has now celebrated over sixty courses, along with numerous day events and hundreds of online classes.

Zoë’s work as an ABRSM Examiner began in 2013, and it has taken her across the UK as well as further afield to Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. As well as the assessment of Practical and Performance Grades, her experience includes examining Diplomas and Jazz. As a Chief Examiner at ABRSM, Zoë works as a representative of the ABRSM Examiners, working closely with teams across the organisation to inspire music-making, and maintain consistency, with a particular responsibility for training examiners. On any given day, she will be found listening to music with an assessing ear, presenting to teachers and candidates, writing about music and collaborating on projects as a music education and assessment consultant.

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