Here are a few frequently asked questions, and links to in-depth articles explaining how exams work in more detail.

FAQ

  • If I don't want to do accredited exams with the AMEB or ABRSM, is there an alternative to do an internal exam with Virtual Piano Academy? Please read this article.

  • Can I leave Virtual Piano Academy in the middle of preparing for a piano exam? Please read this article.

  • How would I go about doing a piano exam if I did one years ago, but haven't practiced in a while? Please read this article.

  • Can I get a refund if I withdraw from a piano exam, and decide not to sit it after all? No.

  • How many piano grades are there? Please read this article and scroll right to the bottom.

  • I'm interested in studying music at tertiary level. What do I need to know? Please read this article.

  • Are there Music Theory grades I have to do that match my piano grades? Please read this article.

  • How long does it take to prepare for a piano exam? Please read this article and scroll to the bottom of the page.

  • Do I have to buy piano grade books? Yes. Your teacher will instruct you on which ones you need for each grade. These are not included in your lesson fee.

  • How will I receive my exam results? Please read this article (about halfway down the page).

  • Can I Swap from one exam system (eg: ABRSM) to another (eg: AMEB?). Please read this article.

  • What are all the possible grade results; and what do they mean? Please read this article.

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