Putting performance first

Build authentic skills
Develop the skills that are specific to the piano and authentic to the performer you want to be.

Explore diverse repertoire
Learners progress in their own musical style by choosing from lists of pieces carefully selected by our piano experts, including specially commissioned pieces by contemporary composers.

Benefit from industry expertise
Use the syllabus, supporting books and online resources, developed with prominent pianists and educators, to explore our exams and see where they can take you.

We offer piano exams from Initial to Grade 8. The Initial exam acts as an introduction to the exam system for new performers.

The Piano Syllabus 2018-2020

  • Wide ranging repertoire featuring a variety of styles and periods, including specially commissioned pieces and previously unpublished works.
  • Flexible choice of repertoire and options to perform duets (Initial to Grade 3) and own compositions.
  • Instrument-specific technical work is a hallmark of Trinity exams. Our specially written exercises focus on key areas of piano technique, alongside a small number of scales & arpeggios.
  • A choice of supporting tests including a unique improvisation option allowing learners to specialise according to their own unique interests and strengths.

Further information

At the end of the syllabus’ validity a one year overlap arrangement will be in place, during which time candidates may offer pieces and technical work requirements from this syllabus until 31 December 2021. Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.

Information & Regulations

For further information about Trinity piano qualifications for Yamaha piano course students in Asia please see here.

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