Electronic Keyboard

Trinity’s Electronic Keyboard certificate exams offer an alternative to graded exams.

  • Create your own mini-recital
  • Gain marks for programme planning, programme notes and stagecraft
  • Receive precise and specific feedback to inform your continued musical development
  • There is no technical work and there are no supporting tests

Our music certificate exams are open to all candidates, with no age restrictions or other limitations. There is no requirement to have passed lower levels, theory exams or other qualifications.

Choose from two levels of assessment representing key stages of musical development.

Certificate level

Equivalent grade level


Grade 3


Grade 5

Electronic Keyboard

Instruments must be of 5 octaves size with at least 8-note polyphonic capacity. A wide range of individual voices and styles should be available; dual voice and voice change memory are recommended for Foundation and necessary for Intermediate. The use of any other instrumental features is encouraged.

Candidates have the choice of using either single-fingered or fingered chords but will find that fingered chords are often the simplest method of producing the correct harmony.

While it is recognised that auto intro/ending is an integral part of the instrument, careful thought must be given to the style of the piece, the instrumentation, and the length of the intro/ending so that its use does not make the work unbalanced.

Candidates must provide their own instrument, stand and power extension lead (where necessary).

For full details (including what you can play, and how long your recital should be), please see the syllabus and repertoire lists.

Electronic Keyboard repertoire lists

Further information

Full details (including our procedures, syllabus requirements, what to expect, and what to bring with you) can be found in our Information & Regulations.

Exam report forms are released typically within 1-2 weeks, enabling candidates to benefit from the detailed feedback whilst the exam experience is still recent. Certificates usually follow 4 weeks later. Occasionally, we may not be able to release the exam result straight away. Further details about this can be found on our music syllabus Infringements page. For any other questions, please see our music exam help pages.

Information & Regulations Music syllabus infringements Music exam help

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