The Yamaha Grade Exam - Measuring Student Progress
Student grades are used as an objective assessment of the progress being made in learning music, performance ability as well as overall musical knowledge.
Yamaha also provides Student Grades for keyboard beginners and Fundamental Skills Survey for Junior Music Course students.
The system is designed to examine performance abilities and general music knowledge, both of which are necessary for enjoying music and playing professionally.
The Grade Examination System
The result of the examinations will help students acquire a rich musical experience and ability level, including piano repertoire, accompaniment, sight playing, hearing (play by ear) and improvisation.
- Hearing (Grades 9-6 only)
Yamaha Grade Examination student grades begin at Grade 13 and progress through Grade 6. Grades 5-3 are teacher level examinations, and Grades 2 and 1 are available to anyone interested in taking a professional performance examination.
Our teachers will do their best effort to teach and prepare students for the grade exams by Yamaha Music Education System, it's the student's fully responsibility to have enough practice time at home and musical understanding to pass the grade exams.