In 2019, AMEB will offer Rockschool’s new Piano and Keys Syllabuses for examination. The new syllabuses are supported by new grade books, Debut–Grade 8. Each grade book includes 6 iconic hit songs, fact files, performance notes, Technical Exercises and supporting tests for examination. The purchase of each grade book also provides access to digital audio files and backing tracks. The new Piano and Keys Syllabuses may be used from the last Rockschool examination session of 2019, Session 900.
New Rockschool Piano Syllabus
The following publications may be used with the new Piano Syllabus—Rockschool Piano 2019+ grade books (Debut–Grade 8).
Alternative Rockschool Piano syllabuses
Candidates enrolled in
Rockschool Session 900 can present for examination using either the 'new' (2019) Rockschool Piano Syllabus or the 'old' (2015) Syllabus. The syllabus chosen for examination must be presented in its entirety.
Notice of withdrawal of the 'old' syllabus
The 'new' (2019) Rockschool Piano Syllabus will be available for examination from September 2019. The 'old' Rockschool Piano Syllabus (2015) will be examined concurrently until September 2020. From the start of September 2020 the previous Rockschool Piano Syllabus will no longer be available for examination.
New Rockschool Keys Syllabus
The Rockschool Keys Syllabus is not the same as the old Band-Based Keys from several years ago. The following publications may be used with the new Keys syllabus—Rockschool Keys 2019+ grade books (Debut–Grade 8).
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