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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.

North Carolina



The calming nature of June Armstrong’s Butterfly will appeal to young learners, and in this film we enjoy Liz and Alex’s performances. This is a great learning piece because both parts are very accessible to beginners. Butterfly features in Piano Star Duets, a book of newly commissioned duets for young learners.


Weird Polka

The secondo part of Weird Polka is a fun challenge for students who are wanting to improve their accompaniment skills. The staccato nature of the part makes it a great learning tool, a challenge to get in line with the more fluid primo part. Neugasimov is a well-known composer and also features on Grade 3 of the new ABRSM Piano syllabus.


Apache Drum

In this short film, Karen Marshall’s Apache Drums is brought to life by Liz and her son, Alex. The ‘knock on wood’ effects will be fun for any young student to master. Piano Star Duets is full of newly commissioned pieces, watch our film for a taster!

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