Internationally recognised Drums Grades for rock and pop drummers
Enter for your Drums exam in four quick steps
The October to December deadline is 4 October
At Drums Debut you'll get to grips with the fundamentals of rock and pop drum playing, from laying down a solid backbeat to paradiddles. Then you'll be tested on a mix of short Rockschool pieces and tracks of your own choosing*.
Key Skills at Debut
What you'll learn at Debut:
What You're Marked On
Your Drums Debut exam lasts 15 minutes and is split into five key sections.
A selection will be asked from four sections:
At Debut you will be offered a previously unseen Sight Reading test in the form of a four-bar piece of music played on the snare drum:
There are two ear tests at Debut: Fill playback and Recognition and Groove Recall.
Fill Playback and Recognition
General Musicianship Questions
General Musician Questions are included to test your musical understanding and further instrumental knowledge. The five questions are broken down as follows:
Your Debut exam lasts 15 minutes for a Grade Exam or 12 minutes for a Performance Certificate. Candidates are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their exam starts.
Get Started Today!
You can start working towards your Debut exam now! Simply buy or download the Drums Debut book and start preparing alongside your drums teacher.
If you don't have a drums teacher, you can quickly find the nearest teacher to you with our handy find a music teacher map.