Internationally recognised Piano Grades for contemporary pianists
A Rockschool Piano Grade is the assured route to improving your playing ability, expanding your knowledge and ensuring a truly solid foundation for your future development: both technically and theoretically. Develop as an accompanist, soloist, sight-reader and improviser, whilst practising and performing to professional backing tracks.
New Piano Syllabus for 2015
Our new Piano Syllabus is out now! Here's what you need to know...
Rockschool 2015 Piano is the essential syllabus for contemporary pianists. Created with the modern pianist in mind, the 2015 syllabus allows you to develop as an improviser, sight-reader, soloist and accompanist. Rockschool Piano will equip any aspiring pianist with the knowledge needed to perform within the dynamic world of popular music.
Stage to Stadiums
Featuring repertoire from artists such as Rihanna, Ed Sheeran, Queen, Coldplay, Adele, Beyonce and film and stage productions such as Wicked, Skyfall and Schindler's List, you are guaranteed to find a wealth of opportunities to develop in your chosen areas
In order to both create and accompany within contemporary styles, a fundamental knowledge of chord voicings is crucial. The 2015 piano syllabus will ensure you develop a vast, working vocabulary of chord voicings in a logical, structured way.
Classics to Contemporary
The 2015 syllabus ensures you can choose the styles that you wish to develop from three groupings: Rock & Pop, Jazz, Blues & Soul and Film & Musical Theatre, at a pace that suits you.
Free Choice Pieces
In addition to the six pieces on offer in our Grade Books, you are also able to choose two Free Choice Pieces. Learn more.
Get a copy of the syllabus:
Having trouble opening the syllabus? Download Adobe Reader.
Dates & Fees
Find a Centre
We have guitar centres all across the UK and in 33 other countries around the globe. Find the UK centres nearest to you.
Find a Teacher
Looking for a guitar teacher, or a teacher for another instrument? We can help! Find a teacher.
"RSL's Piano syllabus offers a thorough and wide ranging curriculum for the aspiring contemporary pianist ... you'll be covering every aspect necessary for developing a solid set of skills that are technically and stylistically relevant in today's fast moving and demanding music industry... Great Work.- Diego Kovadloff
I'm very happy to have found Rockschool, my pupils are so enthusiastic about the pieces and enjoyed their exams. Never before have I had a pupil text me after an exam, 'The exam was GREAT!'.- J.Bromley
I'll be using more rockschool books in future as they are very popular with my students.- Viva Cassidy
I always give my pupils the choice of exam board when they approach me about exams, and every time they've picked Rockschool.- G. Jones