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Practical Session 1 Update - Philippines

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners And we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice we will be cancelling Session 1 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representative will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

Music Theory Exam update – session one

On the basis of government advice, we are cancelling the Music Theory exams due to take place later in 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support.

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ABRSM announces its autumn teacher events

5 years ago

This autumn ABRSM will be hosting a number of events in the UK to support music teachers.

ABRSM and Music Mark Roadshow

Building on the success of last year’s roadshow, ABRSM and Music Mark are joining forces again to deliver another series of events for music teachers. Each half-day event will feature two sessions exploring the common threads connecting two different musical learning contexts: the classroom and the one-to-one music lesson.  Using video footage as a basis for discussion, the sessions will focus particularly on ways in which well-chosen musical learning objectives can lead to effective learning outcomes.

Further information

The roadshows cost just £40 and take place in Berkshire on 16 October and Staffordshire on 20 October. More dates and venues will be announced later in the year. For more information or to book a place, visit

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ABRSM conference

The 2015 ABRSM teacher conference will take place on 7 November at London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel. With a focus on the broad range of skills that support musical performance, the practical and thought-provoking sessions will give attendees lots of ideas to implement in class, group and one-to-one lessons. “I look forward to the ABRSM teacher conference every year,” said one delegate at last year’s conference. “The sessions at the event fill me with enthusiasm and re-energize my teaching.”  Presenters include educators Anthony Williams, Louise Matthew and Paul Harris in addition to ABRSM Chief Examiner, John Holmes. They will introduce delegates to inspiring resources and give interactive demonstrations to show how to use them effectively within their teaching.

Further information

Attendance at the event costs £80 per delegate, including refreshments and lunch. A full conference programme and booking facility can be found at For further information, please telephone us on +44 (0)8456 522 511 or email the ABRSM events team.

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