Rockschool Exams

Rockschool Piano and Keys Exams are held four times a year, over a week in late March, late May, mid August and mid November. Students have the choice of in-person (at Castle Rock Music Studio in Cockburn) or video exams.

Students only require the one book for Rockschool, as it includes the technical work for that level. (The Guidebook for Popular Music Theory is also recommended to be able to prepare for the general knowledge requirements).

All Rockschool songs, technical work, sight reading and improvisation need to be played along with backing tracks; the book has a unique code to be able to download all the tracks. The downloads no longer includes errata, so for recent books I regularly check for errata listed on details of the books on the UK Rockschool shop.

Rockschool Learning Platform

I encourage all RockSchool students to subscribe to the RSL Learning Platform, which is an invaluable app that has all the sheet music, exercises and backing tracks loaded. These tracks can be slowed down, have sections set to loop over to practise specific parts, and can even give you feedback on how accurate your playing is, and more!

Once you have selected a subscription (there is a small recurring cost, which is worth every cent with how much it assists with effective practice!), you can find me listed in the RSL Find A Teacher database to connect to me.

Video Exam Requirements

We video exam submissions during a lesson. Since Rockschool exams in Australia are managed through the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB), the actual uploading requirements are a little different to those listed on the recorded digital exams page, however the technical requirements there are used.

Practical Exam Dates & Fees

There are 4 Rockschool exam sessions scheduled in Perth for 2023 through AMEB (WA):

Exam WeekDatesEnrolment Deadline
1220 – 26 March12th February 2023
2229 May – 4 June1st April 2023
327 – 13 August1st July 2023
456 – 12 November1st October 2023

2023 Exam Enrolment Fees

See the complete list of Rockschool fees

Grade 1$163
Grade 2$168
Grade 3$179
Grade 4$195
Grade 5$206
Grade 6$222

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