On the positive side, his piano is progressing well and he will be presented for his Grade 1 Exam in mid-June.
His instructor said, apparently, that at the way he's been playing his exam pieces (there are three), he would score about 23 out of 30 for each. But he wants son to get up to 27 or 28, and he is capable of 29.
There are still the scales, appreggios, broken chords, singing and sight-reading to worry about.
Meanwhile he is more interested in the concert he would play at school just before half-term and he has chosen to play Mini Rag, his favourite exam piece.