Our online booking service will be unavailable on Monday 19 April while we make some important updates. We will provide a new message here once the service is available again. If you have a Performance Grade exam booking this session, please see our Latest Updates page for important information on how this may affect you.

Latest exam updates

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check here for dates and fees. We are extending the introductory 15% discount for these exams so that it applies to all remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams in 2021. Just enter code ABPG15MO when you book using our online service. Please also read our discount information and terms and conditions here.

Did you see Beat Goes On on The One Show?

With free downloadable resources and a body percussion workshop EVERY morning, we’re loving Ollie Tunmer's efforts to turn us into the next cast of STOMP.

Ollie is the founder and director of Beat Goes On. He is a former cast member of the hit show STOMP and its sister show, The Lost & Found Orchestra. He is also a qualified secondary school music teacher and combines these experiences to deliver fun, engaging and memorable workshops which draw on participants’ own ideas, as well as developing skills and knowledge. Ollie also promotes the use of music as a means of encouraging well-being, for individuals and teaching communities.

Free downloadable resources

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/samba-rhythm-grids/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/junk-percussion-guide/

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/manchester-expo-2017-resources/

Blog posts about percussion in education, from guest authors

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/blog/

Body Beats body percussion book / video tutorial

http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk/shop/

Daily Body Beats online body percussion sessions, 11am BST

www.youtube.com/user/OllieTunmer

We would love to see you and your family enjoying Ollie’s Body Beats percussion sessions. Let us know how you get on with them by emailing us at [email protected]

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