Which tasks are included?
- Teaching Skills Viva Voce
- Written Submission
- Quick Study
Latest exam updates
Music Theory update
Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – the next exams will take place in June. Please note, dates and booking periods for Grades 1-5 and Grades 6-8 may be different from now on. For full details, see our dates and fees page.
Our teaching diplomas are designed for candidates who are intending to take up or have already started teaching an instrument or singing.
While the assessment components include educational theory and philosophy, curriculum studies and aspects of educational administration, the focus through these diplomas is the teaching of music as a practical activity.
Through live and written components, you'll be examined in your approaches to teaching, your competence as a performer and your understanding of repertoire.
Please note that a change to the graded Singing syllabus, which requires Grade 6–8 candidates to prepare three songs instead of four, is now also reflected in the DipABRSM and LRSM Teaching Skills Viva Voce demonstration requirements, as follows:
There'll be an overlap period in place for candidates to prepare songs from the 2009–2017 Singing syllabus until 31 December 2018. However, during this period, DipABRSM and LRSM candidates wishing to demonstrate songs from the previous syllabus should only prepare three songs, and are free to choose these from any three of the four old lists.
These changes don't affect FRSM Music Education (Singing), and all other DipABRSM and LRSM Teaching requirements remain unchanged.
The specimen quick studies are suitable for ABRSM’s performance and teaching diplomas and are written in attractive and approachable styles that are representative of the technical level expected in the exam.
This best selling guide has been extensively updated to remain relevant and invaluable to anyone, experienced or inexperienced, confronted by the task of writing about music - be it programme notes or thesis.
The Music in Words web resource contains additional material and links that support each of the eleven chapters in the book.
A Kindle version of the book is available to purchase from Amazon.