Additional information for Private Visits
Visit Organisers in the UK are now able to book for practical Private Visits with exams taking place from 6 July 2020. Before making your booking, please read the important updates we have made to our venue guidance and visit terms and conditions. We can offer Private Visits for practical exams at all grades, ARSM, Prep Test and Performance Assessment. This includes Organ, Harpsichord and Percussion exams. We are unable to offer Choral Singing, Ensemble, Jazz or Diploma (DipABRSM, LRSM or FRSM) exams.
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Who can organise a Private Visit?
Practical Private Visits take place at an approved venue provided by the Visit Organiser on a date (or dates) of their choice (but not Sundays and Bank Holidays). To hold practical exams at a Private Visit you must have at least three hours of examining time. This can include bookings made by the Visit Organiser and any Permitted Applicants.
You can check our exam timings to work out how much examining time you have and how many days you need to book. Each day can include up to 6 hours 30 minutes of exams, plus lunch and breaks, with a start time of 9.00am or 9.30am.
For detailed timetabling information see our Exam Appointments page.
Jazz exams at Private Visits
We are currently unable to offer Jazz exams at Private Visits. We plan to re-introduce this this option later in 2020 and will provide updated information as soon as we can. For current arrangements, see the ABRSM Jazz Visits information on our exam booking pages.
Organ, Percussion, Harpsichord, Choral Singing and Jazz Ensemble exams must take place at a Private Visit, as we are unable to hold them at our Public Venues. The minimum number of examining hours does not apply and while we will make every effort to provide an examiner on your chosen date, we cannot guarantee this. We will let you know the final date, once we have confirmed your Private Visit.
Music Theory Private Visits take place at a venue provided by the Visit Organiser. The venue must be an educational institution, a music service/hub or an education department at a prison/hospital. We do not require a minimum number of candidates for Music Theory Private Visits.