- Colin Nicholson
- Executive Poster
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- Joined: 04 Jul 2010, 19:15
- Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
Have you booked an ABRSM piano exam before, or is this the first time?
Is the exam for yourself or a pupil of yours?
Which 2 years appear on the front of the piano pieces book?
What grade are you doing?
Whichever it is, you need to register with them first as the "applicant" (the person sending/paying for the exam/ booking it)
If you are doing the exam yourself, you will be the applicant and candidate, then after your first booking, you will get an applicant number for future reference. Application forms are available on their website, either PDF or on-line. Note the closing dates are a week apart, depending on which method you choose.
I think that you are only allowed to book one piano exam at a time in period A (Spring) B (Summer) or C (Autumn)
It's best to book the exam (about 2 months before) when you feel you are ready/ learnt pieces, scales etc.
Once you book in September (period C) for Nov - Dec exam period, you cannot carry it forward to Spring the following year, on the off-chance you are not ready. Expect no refund if you do not attend the exam pre-booked.