Is ABRSM Grade 8 equivalent to a level?

Is ABRSM Grade 8 equivalent to a level?

This means that Grade 8 is the equivalent of an A-level in that it falls in the same classification bracket as A-Levels. Furthermore, a Distinction at Grade 8 will give you 30 UCAS points.

Which is better ABRSM or Trinity?

If you want to pursue a career in music or you want to build a solid music foundation is better to go with the ABRSM. The ABRSM piano diploma syllabus seems to be more complete since the early stages. The sight-reading is compulsory from Grade 1 whilst in Trinity it becomes compulsory from Grade 6.

Is ABRSM Grade 8 piano hard?

Grade 8 ABRSM is not all that difficult, and yet people do struggle with it. The actual performance level is not that high in terms of the pieces, but you have to be secure in all of your scale work, arpeggios, and that takes a bit of time to learn if you’re not used to doing it all the time.

Is ABRSM a professional qualification?

ABRSM diplomas offer varied routes to professional qualification for a wide range of musicians, including performers, teachers and directors. Download your syllabus at

How long do ABRSM grades take?

Bearing in mind all the points above, (and the obvious fact that some people are quick learners and others are less so), in my experience the average time it takes most people to pass ABRSM grades 1-5 music theory is around 3 months per grade.

What does ABRSM in piano stand for?

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
The ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) is an examination board and registered charity based in the United Kingdom.

Is ABRSM harder than LCM?

The pieces for LCM are generally very similar in standard- often you find the same pieces in both, but generally LCM is a bit harder, I think. For example, one of their current G3 pieces was in ABRSM G5 not very long ago.

Which is the best piano exam board?

ABRSM provides internationally respected music assessments for learners of all ages and levels of attainment. Each year 700 examiners deliver over 600,000 assessments in more than 90 countries. As a regulated awarding organisation ABRSM assessments are valued and trusted measures of musical progress.

Is Trinity easier than ABRSM?

Trinity’s on the other hand is more concise and much faster to prepare than ABRSM. Musical Knowledge is good option if student is not currently good in sight-reading yet, but of course this does not mean a student doing Trinity should neglect sight reading development.

Can you fail ABRSM exams?

One thing is, you will not fail. It is only possible to pass an exam – or not pass.

What does the ABRSM representative office in Singapore do?

The ABRSM Representative Office in Singapore is responsible for a lot of administrative matters related to the ABRSM examinations conducted here in Singapore yearly. It also ensures that the information flows properly between the London office and teachers.

What is the ABRSM?

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) is renowned for its work in the advancement of music education. Founded in 1889, the London-based ABRSM offers graded music examinations and advanced diploma qualifications for both theory and practical courses.

How many people take the ABRSM exam each year?

Each year, more than 630,000 candidates from more than 90 countries take ABRSM examinations. In Singapore, the Singapore Symphony Group manages the ABRSM’s local office, registering candidates, coordinating venues and dates, and managing the logistics of the examination process.

How do I pay for my ABRSM membership?

* The above charges should be paid direct to ABRSM’s office in London by sterling draft presentable in the UK or by credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Sterling drafts should be payable to ‘The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music’.