Piano Internationally recognised Piano Grades for contemporary pianists
The new Piano syllabus for 2019 offers significant advances in our thinking around contemporary piano. We have designed a syllabus that will challenge learners to reach their full potential whilst playing some of the most popular hit tunes from pop, rock, electronica, soul/r&b, funk, musicals and film scores. Technical exercises have been designed to prepare students for the rigorous demands of a modern piano player. As students progress through the grades we hope that the books expand their knowledge of a variety of different genres and techniques, but most of all we hope they grow to love the instrument they are playing.
The NEW 2019 Piano Syllabus will be available for examination from November 2019.
The 2015 OLD piano syllabus will be available for examination until November 2020.
After that time only the 2019 NEW Piano syllabus will be available for examination.
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.
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. With 9 levels of piano grades, all abilities are covered
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.