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Latest exam updates
In response to the current restrictions in the UK and Ireland we are deferring Session 1 face-to-face practical exams at Public Venues and paper-based Grade 6 to 8 Music Theory exams at Public Venues and Private Visits. Where we can we will still offer practical exams at Private Visits. Our remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams and our Grade 1 to 5 online Music Theory exams are unaffected and all dates remain unchanged. To read more, please visit our latest updates page.
Performance Grade booking
The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens on 1 February. For details, see our dates and fees page.
It can be really beneficial to record your practice session. Our Chief Examiner, John Holmes, suggests using the ABRSM marking criteria to review and evaluate your practice.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, emphasises the importance of practising the instrument itself as well as the pieces you’re working on.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, highlights the importance of ingraining the habits you want to keep, rather than just practising until it's right.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, discusses the core musical ingredients we should focus on in our practice.
The BBC Young Jazz Musician competition is the BBC’s platform for young, talented jazz musicians. Following the success of the first three editions, the biennial competition returns in 2020 to celebrate and showcase the next generation of UK Jazz musicians.
In this article from the ISM, arts entrepreneur David Taylor shares advice on setting up, promoting and bringing in some income from online performances.
With many nurseries and schools shut, the Berlin Philharmonic has put together a wonderful puzzle and colouring in book for young musicians.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, discusses balancing how we should practise tricky passages in pieces with sections that come more easily to us.
Our Chief Examiner, John Holmes, talks about his techniques for navigating difficult passages in pieces.
ABRSM's John Holmes shares his best practice tips to help your musical progression.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, emphasises the importance of a consistent warm-up for your practice.
This year, NYJO has been introducing its musicians to a range of influential figures from the creative industries.
ABRSM's Chief Examiner, John Holmes, encourages us to take advantage of any opportunity to practise, no matter how little time we have.