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Performance Grades: Booking for June Performance Grades is open now until 13 May.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

The new Piano Teachers’ Course (PTC) ABRSM Teaching Diploma Course

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Following several successful years running the ABRSM Certificate for Music Educators, the Piano Teachers' Course UK (PTC) is now running an exciting new course that coaches teachers directly towards the Teaching DipABRSM.Designed and delivered by PTC Course Director Lucinda Mackworth-Young and Principal Tutor, pianist and pedagogue Beate Toyka, the 2018-2019 course has already begun.This first pilot year is filled solely with PTC alumni – those who've already attained a certificate or diploma from the Piano Teachers' Course UK – but from next year, it'll be open to all interested piano teachers.Designed with in-built flexibility to meet a variety of interests and needs, the course offers the opportunity to attend a wide range of relevant PTC lectures and workshops, as well as receive small group and individual tuition towards the Theory or Musicianship prerequisite and other diploma requirements.Here’s what current PTC students are saying:“I would whole-heartedly recommend anyone considering doing the PTC DipABRSM course to book a PTC Open Day and find out more.”“Having grown in confidence throughout the PTC, I jumped at the chance to join the DipABRSM course. I knew I could trust the PTC implicitly to deliver the materials, tools and support once again.”More information can be found at the Piano Teachers’ Course website.


Learn more about ABRSM’s Instrumental/Vocal Teaching diplomas.

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