Piano & Keys

The Benchmark for The Modern Pianist

The Rockschool Piano & Keys syllabus is an essential resource for contemporary pianists and keyboard players. Created with the modern musician in mind, it equips all aspiring pianists with the knowledge needed to confidently perform within the dynamic world of popular music.


Why Rockschool Piano & Keys?

Ability to Specialise

For every piano grade you can plot your stylistic specialism, helping you to develop an in-depth understanding of the type of music that appeals to you most, whether this is pop, rock, metal, blues, country, funk, latin, jazz, reggae or film & musical theatre – the choice is yours.

Exciting Repertoire

The Rockschool piano repertoire provides students with an expansive song choice, from a diverse range of genres, including tracks from Beyonce, Adele, Ray Charles, Coldplay and many more.

Understanding Harmony

In order to both create and accompany within contemporary styles, a fundamental knowledge of chord voicing's is crucial. The Rockschool Piano syllabus will ensure you develop a vast, working vocabulary of chord voicing's in a logical, structured way.

UCAS Points

All Rockschool exams at Grades 6, 7 and 8 are awarded UCAS points, which are vital currency for all university applicants.

Free Choice Pieces

In addition to the 6 pieces on offer in each of our grade books, you are also able to choose two Free Choice Pieces that can serve as performance pieces for your exam. The criteria for each grade can be found on our website.

Downloadable Audio

Download all of your backing tracks, examples, performances and practice materials directly from our online store.

Piano Syllabus

Get a copy of the syllabus:

Piano Syllabus (5.3MB, .pdf)

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Dates & Fees

Next exam period:

01 February 19 - 31 March 19

Next Closing Date

15 January 19

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