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Practical Update 

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 due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Hong Kong until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Graded Music Exams, ARSM, Diploma, Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, but does not currently affect any bookings for Music Theory exams. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing Practical exam bookings and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Hong Kong and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Hong Kong before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

The new Piano Teachers’ Course (PTC) ABRSM Teaching Diploma Course

1 year ago


Following several successful years running the ABRSM Certificate for Music Educators, the Piano Teachers' Course UK (PTC) is now running an exciting new course that coaches teachers directly towards the Teaching DipABRSM.Designed and delivered by PTC Course Director Lucinda Mackworth-Young and Principal Tutor, pianist and pedagogue Beate Toyka, the 2018-2019 course has already begun.This first pilot year is filled solely with PTC alumni – those who've already attained a certificate or diploma from the Piano Teachers' Course UK – but from next year, it'll be open to all interested piano teachers.Designed with in-built flexibility to meet a variety of interests and needs, the course offers the opportunity to attend a wide range of relevant PTC lectures and workshops, as well as receive small group and individual tuition towards the Theory or Musicianship prerequisite and other diploma requirements.Here’s what current PTC students are saying:“I would whole-heartedly recommend anyone considering doing the PTC DipABRSM course to book a PTC Open Day and find out more.”“Having grown in confidence throughout the PTC, I jumped at the chance to join the DipABRSM course. I knew I could trust the PTC implicitly to deliver the materials, tools and support once again.”More information can be found at the Piano Teachers’ Course website.


Learn more about ABRSM’s Instrumental/Vocal Teaching diplomas.

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