Documentary hits all the right notes

Documentary hits all the right notes
Making the Grade: the music documentary explores the relationship between student and teacher

Ken Wardrop upends the clichés about piano lessons

Making the Grade: Directed by Ken Wardrop, Nationwide, G, Rating: ****

Custody: Directed by Xavier Legrand, Nationwide, 15A, Rating: ****

The new film from Ken Wardrop is another of the documentarian’s cockle-warming studies of life in Ireland, this time centred on stories of piano students preparing for the Royal Irish Academy musical exams; from the Chopsticks of grade one to the Chopins of grade eight.

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