Before Grade 1 – The Pre-prep Test

This is the first in a series of posts looking at the certificate options available for young beginners to tackle before they are ready to start working on Grade 1. I have used the ABRSM Prep Test for over a year now which has proved popular with my students, giving them a taste of what exams are like without the pass/fail pressure.

Trinity LCM exams have an exam venue in Chester and offer a range of pre-grade 1 options; Pre-prep, Step 1 and Step 2. The entry fees for these exams in 2011 are £23, £24 and £25 respectively. The closing date for Spring entry is 1st February 2011 and the spring exam session takes place from 19th March – 21st April.

Pre-Prep TestAll the necessary material is available in a single publication

Published by Will Hay

Chester based pianist, singer, conductor and teacher