Why take ABRSM music exams?



ABRSM is the world’s leading provider of graded music exams and assessments. It is trusted and respected by teachers and students around the world. 


   ● ABRSM has the authority of four of the UK’s leading conservatoires: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. 

   ● The examining panels consist of over 700 musicians, all highly qualified and skilled in their own field. 

   ● Exam candidates of different nationalities, ages, cultures and music education backgrounds are all eligible for ABRSM exams. They provide opportunities for all candidates with specific needs.



Why take ABRSM music exams?


 ‘Enjoyment through achievement’ is a phrase that sums up our philosophy, and earning an ABRSM certificate is a rewarding experience. If you are working hard to make progress with your music you need some way of recognizing our success and reassurance that you are on the right road. This is exactly what music exams offer:


   ● motivation and inspiration, working from a carefully structured syllabus towards a definite goal 

   ● a measure of personal progress and attainment against internationally recognized benchmarks 

   ● an objective guide to improve your musical skills 

   ● assessment by a respected and independent musician who has been highly trained and is constantly monitored 

   ● sympathetic encouragement 

   ● performance opportunities 

   ● a real sense of achievement 


Of course, music exams do not suit everyone and exam syllabuses are not intended to provide a complete curriculum or choice of repertoire to the exclusion of all other music. All performers should explore a wide range of music to stimulate their interest and refresh their outlook.