The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (forms and links)

The Associated Board of the Royal School of Music is by far the most popular music examination organization in the world. Each year, over 650,000 people in 97 countries worldwide take Associated Board Exams.

The Associated Board has a flourishing network of teachers and exam centers throughout the USA. It is considered to be the best standardized music test in the world.

Associated Board of Royal School of Music worldwide site and USA site


We combine this exam into our studio since these work as a highly challenging, motivational, step by step and achievable tool for students who studies piano. They benefit students by offering them a clear and structured framework against which they can measure their progress.

  exam bookings  


**Exam dates and fees for 2022 (Practical, Theory and Diplomas)


Contact the studio if you need any ABRSM books/ supplementary materials

  Brochures, booklets and flyers (all pdfs):  

Washington State ABRSM general introduction Brochure

  ABRSM introduction booklet  
  These Music Exam Booklet (detail exam systems explained)  
  Prep Test (pre Grade 1 for young beginners) flyer  
  Performance Assessment (non graded) booklet  

Syllabus for Theory Test Grade 5 level is needed as one of the prerequisites for senior grades practical Grade 6 - 8 and beyond.

  Aural Test Syllabus  
  Piano Syllabus Requirements  

Complete Piano Syllabus Grade 1 to Grade 8 (year 2022-2023) NEW!


Latest Encore publications: (past exam popular pieces)



Practice Tools:

partner Piano Practice Partner

Melody writer Melody Writer for Theory tests

speed Speed Shifter (for varying the speed in practicing)


Newest Booklet - 'Next Step' (steps to go beyond Grade 8)



glance Diploma At A Glance Booklet

Complete Performnace International Diploma Syllabus

Complete Diploma in Instrumental/Vocal Teaching and Music Education Syllabus



miniguide Mini Guide to Exam for all students!


  my Turn next ' My turn next ' for students!  
  Exam Entry forms:  

Candidates may be entered by a school, a teacher of music, a parent or guardian. Adult students may enter themselves.

Please register an ABRSM account, then sign up online via your school, teacher or parents (on behalf of students).

Digital, Face-To-Face Exam all dates and fees information are on ABRSM web site.

  Download Exam Program Form (Gd 1-8, ARSM)  




  Useful links:  
  auraltrainer ABRSM Aural Trainer app download page (new)!  
  ABRSM On Your Marks - observe all exams and see how you grade them  
  Download the newest Aural Mock Tests (for all grades)!!  
  Grade 1 Exam Demo  
  Grade 5 Exam Demo  
  Understanding the exam system and subjects  
  ABRSM Magazine Libretto  
  podcast Podcast  
  ABRSM forums (communicate with other students, parents, teachers and general discussions)  

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