Latest exam updates

Remotely-assessed Performance Grades and ARSM – 15% discount

The booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams is 1 to 8 December. We are offering an introductory 15% discount when you book these exams during December 2020. Just enter code ABPG15SG when you book using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms & conditions here.

To book exams you will need to use our new online booking service. You can create your new account in advance here.

Online Theory Exams

Online Theory exam usernames and passwords were sent to applicants on 27 November. Candidates will need these details to access the exam in December. Please send onto your candidate(s) immediately.

Singapore office closure 

On government advice, we will still continue to work from home into Phase 3. We will therefore be unable to answer telephone calls during this time.

If you need to contact us please email [email protected]

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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