Latest exam updates

Practical Session 2 Update – Germany

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we’re working hard on solutions to ensure they can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Provided travel and COVID restrictions remain lifted, we will open a booking period from 11 August– 21 August September with exams to be held November - December. We will continue to keep this under review as our ability to accept bookings remains conditional on the restrictions continuing to be lifted. An update to Applicants will be announced as soon as we can and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course. We are looking forward to providing candidates with exams again and thank you for your loyalty and support at this difficult time.

Studies (from 2020)

Studies are an important way to develop technical skills such as stick control, balance between hands and articulation. They also help to develop tone, pulse and dynamic control, familiarity with rudimental patterns and interval awareness. This leads to greater confidence and security when sight-reading, learning new pieces and performing.

For Snare Drum and Timpani exams, candidates prepare two studies at each grade and examiners will request which one is to be played in the exam.

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