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Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update - USA

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally starting before the end of 2020 and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory November Update - USA

We are still in the process of confirming with our Representatives whether Music Theory exams can take place in every area, based on local official advice. However, we can confirm that the Theory exams in the following areas below have been cancelled. All other areas are currently scheduled to hold a Music Theory exam, however we are monitoring the situation closely and will be in touch if anything changes.

Arizona
California
Colorado
Illinois
Maryland
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Seattle
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

Becoming a Better Music Teacher – your reviews

With over 20,000 enrolments since it began, this free online course is now available regularly and sits at the heart of our online teacher support and CPD programme.

Really helpful and enjoyable course. Some great ideas for future lessons, tips for self analysis and improvement, and a huge amount of well thought-out material. Also reassuring to see some techniques I already use too - helps to know you're on the right track sometimes too!

I really enjoyed the online course as it confirmed I’m doing a good job on so many levels but also gave me some angles to consider that I hadn’t before. The printable sheets I have used in lessons since too. Having online group chats with other teachers & reading their suggestions was nice too. I would recommend spending the time to do it whatever stage of teaching you’re at.

I was very keen to do this course and impressed with the amount of information available. You never stop learning and as a teacher it is important to keep up to date. It was also good to be able to see the comments from other teachers as sharing ideas is also important. I would thoroughly recommend it.

These are just some of the positive comments we’ve received about our course, Becoming a Better Music Teacher. Our next course begins on 10 August and you can register online now: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/becoming-a-better-music-teacher?utm_campaign=abrsm_becoming_a_better_music_teacher_june_2020&utm_medium=organic_blog&utm_source=blog

Want a taster of the course? Here’s Chief Examiner, John Holmes to introduce the course.

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