Piano

There are eight LCM Piano grades, plus three introductory levels, four performance diplomas and three teaching diplomas.

The standard graded exams consist of a performance of three pieces, technical work, sight reading, a discussion and aural tests.

We also provide alternatives to our standard examination format designed to offer something different to our diverse range of candidates:

  • Recital – an exam entirely or predominantly performance-based
  • Leisure Play – a performance of four pieces, with an optional own-choice piece
  • Performance Award – a performance-based assessment by video submission
  • Concert – an entirely performance-based diploma exam

Syllabuses

Grades

Diplomas

All DipLCM candidates are now required to perform at least one piece from In Concert.

All ALCM and LLCM candidates are now required to perform at least one pieces from In Concert Book 2, which will be available at the end of November.

Resources

What’s in the exam

Pre-Grade 1

Exam content

Pre Preparatory:

  • Exercises
  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Note recognition

Steps:

  • Exercises
  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Questions

Grades

Exam content

  • Technical work
  • Performance (3 pieces)
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading
  • Aural tests

Leisure Play

Exam content

  • Performance (4 pieces)

Recital

Exam content

  • Performance (4 pieces)
  • Additional piece/Sight reading/Discussion

DipLCM

Exam content

Standard:

  • Performance
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading

Recital:

  • Performance
  • Discussion/Sight reading

Concert:

  • Performance

ALCM

Exam content

Standard:

  • Performance
  • Discussion
  • Sight reading

Recital:

  • Performance
  • Discussion/Sight reading

Concert:

  • Performance

LLCM

Exam content

Standard:

  • Performance
  • Discussion
  • Sight Reading

Recital:

  • Performance
  • Discussion/Sight Reading

Concert:

  • Performance

FLCM

Exam content

  • Performance
  • Programme notes

DipLCM Teaching

Exam content

ALCM Teaching

Exam content

LLCM Teaching

Exam content