ABRSM Piano Prep Tests


"Working towards this early goal encourages the development of good technique and sound musicianship. The Prep Test is also an ideal introduction to the experience of taking an exam.
  • No marks are awarded and there is no pass or fail
  • At the end of the assessment every candidate is rewarded with a certificate which includes positive and helpful comments from the examiner

The Test includes all the sorts of skills beginners will be developing at this stage, such as a sense of pitch and rhythm, controlled and even playing, accuracy and quality of tone."
From the ABRSM


Jacob's Music Room students entered for the ABRSM Prep Test

Year Entered
2017 5
2016 6
2015 6
The comments received by all these Prep Test students have been outstanding and these are some of the lovely, encouraging comments made by ABRSM examiners:

"What a performance!" to Ruby Brown on her 2016 Prep Test

"I can't fault you. I loved everything you did. Can't wait for your Grade 1 exam!" to Rowan Miller on his 2017 Prep Test

"Congratulations on some very musical playing, Bong-ra!" to Bong-ra Ndzi on his 2015 Prep Test

"The musical qualities of the playing came across well" to Rhiana Chatterjee on her 2016 Prep Test

"You have given a lovely performance today, Evan. Thank you and good luck as you work towards grade 1" to Evan Brooke on his 2015 Prep Test

"Excellent trio of tunes, with their respective moods vividly exploited. You played most expressively with a fine balance between the hands. You really seems to enjoy the challenges of the listening games! An excellent test, Hope!" to Hope Copestake on her 2017 Prep Test