on all-round

ABRSM exams are music exams rather than instrumental or singing exams. There are no age restrictions and students can start with any grade or skip grades if they want to.

ABRSM designed Practical graded music exams to motivate instrumental and singing students of all ages and a wide range of abilities. They're available at Grades 1 to 8, as well as a pre-Grade 1 Initial Grade for some subjects.

Examiners assess the quality of the music-making, not how it's achieved. This holistic approach helps students to understand, perform and enjoy music. It provides strong foundations for musical growth and a set of skills which students can use for the rest of their lives.