Preparing for the ABRSM Grade Piano Exams

Below is a list of the minimum practise times a week need to prepare for the ABRSM
piano exams (Grade 1 – 8). The times are listed as practise sessions.
In a practise session the student should cover:


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Scales and Arpeggios

Scales and Arpeggios:
30% of the session time

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Sight-reading

Sight-reading:
10% of the session time.

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Music Pieces

3 Pieces of music:
60% of the session time.


Practise Sessions

Grade 1

4 times a week: each practise session: 30mins

Grade 2

4-5 times a week: each practise session: 40mins

Grade 3

5 times a week: each practise session 40mins

Grade 4

5 times a week: each practise session 45mins

Grade 5

5 times a week: each practise session 50mins

Grade 6

6 times a week: each practise session 50mins – 1 hours

Grade 7

6 times a week: each practise session 1 and a half hours

Grade 8

6 times a week: each practise session 2-3 hours