Guitar Grades

Preparing for guitar grades adds an extra element of structure and concrete goals to your guitar lessons, and provides an excellent source of motivation.

After assed your current level, you will be recommended for the appropriate exam grade to begin preparing for. Beginner classical guitar students usually start by preparing for the Prep Test, which offers a adequate introduction to the exam system, and stepping stone into the Grade 1 exam.

Carlos has an extensive experience preparing students to Trinity/Guildhall and ABRSM exams. His pupils have a 100% exam pass rate for their examinations!

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TRINITY/GUILDHALL

From percussion to piano, saxophone to singing, they provide a wide range of Grade and Certificate exams designed to nurture musical development at every level. Trinity College London graded music exams are designed to provide a structured learning framework which evaluates a student’s progress at every level.

Music exams equip learners with real-life skills to help them become confident musicians and performers. Trinity exams are internationally recognised, with UCAS points available at the higher grades.

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ABRSM

Their graded music exams provide a structured framework for progression from beginner to advanced musicians. Most subjects are offered from Grades 1–8 and have three standards of pass: a straight pass, a pass with merit and a pass with distinction.

Candidates may enter any Practical or Theory exam grade without having taken any other, though there is a requirement to have passed Grade 5 Theory or Grade 5 Practical Musicianship or Grade 5 in a solo Jazz subject before Grade 6–8 Practical exams can be taken. Passes in Grades 6–8 in either Theory or Practical exams may be used as part of the UCAS tariff in obtaining a university place in Britain.