ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, holding over 650,000 assessments in more than 90 countries every year. Founded in 1889, it has a long history. In partnership with four Royal Schools of Music, it supports music-making and learning across the globe and offers pathways and resources for learners and teachers that help build musical skills and encourage progress.
Its core activity is providing graded music exams, assessments and diplomas. An ABRSM grade has a worldwide currency and its exams are designed to motivate learners at all levels and ages, providing realistic goals and tangible rewards for their achievements. It supports teachers and learners with a range of award-winning digital resources and publications, as well as host events and offer professional qualifications. It advocates for music, playing its part to ensure the future of music education and its place in society.