Here is some information about the Trinity College London Initial Piano Exam. This is a pre-grade 1 exam that pianists will start once the basics of note-reading and playing and performing confidently in a beginner hand position have been mastered. You will also need to have completed the 1st and 2nd theory books listed below before starting on the Initial exam work.
We recommend practising at least 10 minutes a day in order to work through all the requirements for the exam. A daily practice chart can be found in this handbook. Print a copy each week and show this to your teacher at the start of each lesson. It is important that an effective daily practice routine is maintained at home. We ask parents to supervise as many practice sessions as possible to ensure all requirements for the exam are being practised in rotation.
Here are some resources to help you prepare for Trinity exams. Please note that theory exams are taken with ABRSM.
All students will need to purchase these books:
LIST OF BOOKS BY GRADE:Initial Exam Book (Pre-Grade 1)
Grade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8Aural Grades 1 to 5Sight-Reading bookOn The Day:
Your teacher does not attend your exam. If you are playing a duet you can engage the services of an accompanist. Please contact Theo for more information: theoadler (at) mail.comPractice the aural tests weekly (small monthly subscription fee):http://www.e-musicmaestro.com/auraltests/select
Musical Knowledge (please print both sections and bring to your lesson)