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The October to December deadline is 1 October

Rockschool's Band Based Keys exams put performance at the heart of the exam. Each grade has a wide choice of repertoire that covers all the key skills required at that level. Our tunes are written to reflect popular rock styles and inspire improvisation.

Rockschool's Band Based Keys Grades are the quickest and most thorough way to learn the pro-level music theory and techniques you need to make a splash in the world of rock and pop.

Plot your Stylistic Specialism

For every BBK Grade, you can plot your stylistic specialism, meaning you'll develop an in­depth understanding of the style of keyboards you love

Free Choice Pieces

Play the keyboard lines from some of your favourite artists and bands. At every grade you can choose up to three pieces to play in your exam. Learn more.

Performance Focus

Band Based Keys exams put you at the heart of the band, where more often than not contemporary keyboardists will find themselves in the studio or on stage. Learn more.

Fact Files and Walkthroughs

Useful information on the style of music and players/bands featured in each piece plus a detailed 'Walkthrough' which highlights specific areas of technique and phrasing.


Completing a Rockschool Band Based Keys Grade is a rewarding experience, we'll get you on your path to success in no-time. To get started, simply grab your Band Based Keys book from the shop.

BBK Syllabus

Get a copy of the Debut - Grade 5 syllabus:

BBK Syllabus (2.7MB, .pdf)

Find a Centre

We have band based keys centres all across the UK and in 38 other countries around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.

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Find a Teacher

Looking for a band based keys teacher, or a teacher for another instrument? We can help! Find a teacher.

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Dates & Fees

Next exam period:
23 October – 15 December

Next closing date:
1 October
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Exam fee:
£37.00 - 62.00
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Band Based Keys Books

There's a wide selection of Band Based Keys books to suit your playing needs.