Internationally recognised Piano Grades for contemporary pianists and keyboard players
Enter for your Piano exam in four quick steps
The February to March deadline is 14 December
At Piano Debut you will be examined on your choice of three performance pieces from artists such as Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Bill Withers and Rockschool's own composers.
Key Features at Debut
What you'll learn at Debut:
What You're Marked On
Candidates will be given three technical exercises:
Sight Reading and Improvisation & Interpretation
Improvisation & Interpretation
There are two ear tests at Debut: Melodic Recall and Chord Recognition.
General Musicianship Questions
Candidates will be asked five questions relating to one of their choice of the Performance Pieces in the following areas: Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, Technique and Genre.Download Piano GMQs (545KB, .pdf)
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.
Instruments That Can Be Examined
The following instruments are accepted for exams in piano, at all grades:
Specified Rockschool examination centres will each contain either an acoustic piano or an electronic keyboard. Candidates may bring their own keyboards for their performances, which must fit the following criteria:
Get Started Today!
You can start working towards your Debut exam now! Simply buy or download the Piano Debut book and start preparing alongside your vocals teacher.
If you don't have a vocals teacher, you can quickly find the nearest teacher to you with our handy find a music teacher map.