We motivate musical achievement through our authoritative assessment of students, the professional development of their teachers and a wide range of published resources. We also actively support music education through funding and advocacy.
By delivering our exams rigorously and consistently, we set the worldwide gold standard with over 600,000 people in over 90 countries choosing to take them every year.
As part of our commitment to excellence in music education, we provide a rich resource of materials, from albums of repertoire for the earliest stages of learning to scholarly editions of the great composers. Our online presence includes SoundJunction, our award-winning site for music learners.
We know that good teachers endeavour to enhance their professional skills. We support their continuing professional development through our innovative courses and online learning resources.
To build on our 120 years inspiring generations of musicians, we provide charitable donations, scholarships and sponsorships as well as acting as an advocate for music education. We do all we can to give music a voice in public life because we believe it has the power to change people’s lives.
Services & resources
Since 1889, ABRSM have provided music teachers and their students with exams and assessments that nurture and evaluate an individual's performance and progress.
As the world's leading specialist in music assessment, our consistent and rigorous approach carries recognised international authority.
We have designed our exams and assessments to motivate students of all levels and ages, giving them a series of realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements.
Exam syllabuses are not intended to provide a complete curriculum. Students are encouraged to play and experience as much music as possible, embracing a wide range of genres.
ABRSM for teachers
ABRSM provides robust support to teachers through a rich programme of professional development courses and workshops, teaching and exam materials, education resources and our discussion forum.
ABRSM's conferences provide the ideal opportunity to enrich professional skills, explore new repertoire and resources, and engage in a stimulating exchange of ideas with fellow teachers.
We recognise the importance of helping all teachers to develop and refresh practical skills, and to achieve a confident and enthusiastic approach that will inspire students.
ABRSM for students
ABRSM offers advice and support to students including practice ideas and a practice diary, musical facts and figures and exam tips.
Diploma candidates will find a range of support materials related to our diploma exams and links to useful publications.
24 Portland Place
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F: +44 (0)20 7637 0234
Su-San Hay, Examinations Manager
ABRSM Representative Office
4 Battery Road #19-01
Bank of China Building
T: +65 6339 2624
F: +65 6334 3507