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Electronic Keyboard & Organ

The exam that puts performance first



Develop specific skills
Build the specific skills used by keyboardists, including playing with a range of instrument voices in time with accompaniment patterns, and developing an understanding of common scales, modes and chord progressions. Explore the technical possibilities of your instrument, and develop skills that are also relevant for learning piano and Rock & Pop keyboards 

Explore varied repertoire
Discover pieces across a variety of styles and genres - including popular classics, show tunes, film themes, jazz, folk and world music - and develop your technique through performing a wide range of music

Benefit from a range of support
Use a syllabus and supporting books created in consultation with electronic keyboard specialists, and access digital support resources specific to your electronic keyboard learning

The Electronic Keyboard & Organ Syllabus 2019-2022

New 2019-2022 syllabus now available – valid from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2022

  • New performance repertoire at all grades covers a wide range of styles including popular classics, show tunes, film themes, jazz, folk and world music 
  • Restructured technical work — all candidates (excluding Initial candidates) perform a newly-added keyboard exercise, which helps to develop a range of skills from awareness of chords and chord progressions to arpeggio playing and agility, with all candidates then choosing either revised scales & chord knowledge or brand new technical exercises 
  • A new sequencing exercise option at Grades 6–8 provides an opportunity to explore the technological features of the instrument 
  • New graded exam books for Initial to Grade 8 feature eight to ten specially arranged pieces and original compositions, full technical work requirements for the grade and accompanying audio downloads 
  • A new publication — Sound at Sight: Grades 6–8 — provides support with sight reading at higher grades 
  • A refreshed syllabus format makes the requirements for each grade easy to understand for teachers and learners

Download 2019-2022 syllabus


Support Resources

Access digital support resources, with support and advice on repertoire and technique at Trinity's Music Resources site.

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Enter for an Electronic Keyboard & Organ exam

There are two ways to book an exam:

  1. Download an entry form here and send it with the full fee to your local representative, or

  2. Book online using Trinity's new music booking service - this is currently available at selected UK centres only. The service permits booking and payment online, and the ability to choose a date at the point of booking.

Please note: you should read the syllabus requirements carefully before your exam. If you do not meet all the relevant requirements, the examiner may refer your exam result to Trinity’s London office for review and marks may be deducted.

Please see Information and Regulations and Syllabus infringements for more information.

Supporting Electronic Keyboard publications

The following books supporting the syllabus are now available:

NEW: Graded exam books (Initial-Grade 8)

  • Feature eight to ten specially arranged pieces and original compositions for each grade
  • Include full technical work requirements for the grade
  • Accompanied by audio downloads at every grade


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The Electronic Keyboard 2015-2018 syllabus and overlap arrangements

The 2015–2018 syllabus will remain valid until 31 December 2019, giving a one year overlap. During this time, candidates may present pieces and technical work from the 2015–2018 or the 2019–2022 syllabus, but not both. Candidates should indicate which syllabus they are presenting on the appointment form handed to the examiner at the start of the exam.

Download the 2015-2018 syllabus

2015-2918 related resources

Further information

Full details of entry procedures and exam regulations can be found in our Information & Regulations booklet.


Trinity Talent Class of 2019

For more information see www.voicemag.uk/trinity-talent

Trinity Talent 2019 

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