TAKING one exam might be enough to start a cold sweat for most students.

So the idea of eight happening back-to-back might seem an even more daunting prospect.

But that was how Rob Fordham, music school manager at Presto on Crosfield Street, spent Friday to raise money for the Destination Florida charity.

The school teamed up with the London College of Music (LCM) after it chose some of their pieces to be used in students’ examinations.

Rob said: “It’s a huge coup for our material to be used by LCM, one of the leading and most respected music exam boards in the world.

“It’s going to be a big change for me to be under exam conditions instead of my students!”

Presto Music has provided the London College of Music with tracks from its forthcoming instrumental album ‘PortFire’, along with pieces from its own established course material, for LCM to use as part of its piano/keyboard 2013 exam syllabus.

Janet Dowsett, senior LCM examiner, took the exam.

She said: “Like all the teaching staff at Presto Music, Rob has a fantastic track record with guiding his music students through the London College Of Music exams successfully, so I'm sure his own performances will be up to the mark."