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.

We will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Exact dates will be announced soon. Please check here for more information.

Music Theory exam dates

We can now confirm Grade 6 to 8 paper Music Theory exams will go ahead on Wednesday 28 April at 5pm. The booking period will be open from 8 to 15 March.

Welcome to Piano Scales Trainer

Our redesigned, revamped Piano Scales Trainer is your all-in-one companion for practising Scales.  Piano Scales Trainer covers all scales requirements at Grades 1-5 from the new syllabus requirements (2021 onwards).

What does Piano Scales Trainer include?

An extensive set of resources to help you practise your scales and learn the requirements for your grade:

  • Notation for every scale, including suggested fingering.
  • Example performances of every scale, for you to compare your own playing against.
  • A built-in metronome to help you see how close you are to exam tempo. Start slow and gradually build up the speed!
  • A unique backing track for every scale.

Use the Test feature for a quick selection of scales from your grade. Perfect for warming up or for preparing for your exam.

You’ll also get access to a simple Practice Meter, so you can see which scales you need to focus on and track your progress as you practise.

How can I use Piano Scales Trainer?

Use the Practice area to help you learn and focus on individual scales. Here you can look at the notation, listen to examples, practise with the metronome or have fun playing along with a backing track.In need of a quick warm-up, or fancy practising exam-style? The Test area selects a series of scales from the requirements for you to perform. Use the record function, reflect critically and rate your performance.

The more you use Piano Scales Trainer, the smarter it gets. Head on over to the Practice Meter to see at a glance which scales you’re doing well at, and which ones need more practice.

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