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
Rockschool Drums Premiere is the ideal starting point if you've just picked up the sticks for the first time. Learn the fundamentals of drumming in our easy-to-use Let's Rock books, then perform five of them in a quick 10 minute exam.
Key Skills at Premiere
What you'll learn at Premiere:
The Drums Premiere exam lasts 10 minutes, during which you will be marked on five short Performance Pieces. There is a choice of six pieces in Let's Rock Drums and an additional three ensemble pieces at the back. Candidates should choose five out of these nine pieces to play in the examination.
Unlike the later Grade exams, there are no Technical Exercises, Sight Reading, Ear Tests or General Musicianship Questions for the Premiere exam, and there are no Free Choice pieces for this level ... they start at Grade 1.
If there is any doubt or questions about the content of your Premiere exam then please contact us.
What You're Marked On
Your Premiere exam lasts 10 minutes. Candidates are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their exam starts.
Get Started Today!
You can start working towards your Premiere exam now! Simply buy or download the Premiere (Let's Rock Drums) 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.