Latest exam updates

COVID update

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.

Join the debate!

Our Making Music report clearly demonstrates that there is a lot to celebrate in the field of instrumental teaching, learning and playing in the UK. It is our challenge to ensure that the findings of this report will galvanize and inspire those within our sector – and those who have the power – to influence, change and further improve the circumstances in which children and adults engage with music.

Please let us know what you think - do our findings reflect your own experiences? Do you have any thoughts or suggestions you would like to share with the wider music-making community? Join the debate by filling in the form below or by using the #makingmusicreport Twitter hashtag.

Contact us

Amy Fowler

T +44 (0)20 7467 7325

Please contact Amy Fowler with any enquiries or comments about our Making Music report.

Please note that we are unable to provide any additional data relating to this report. If you have any questions about the research or methodology used in the report, please see About this report for further information.


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