COVID-19 status update: We provide on-line lessons in this fall semester, only Dr. Park and Mr. Daniel are available for face to face lessons this semester 

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Our experienced, professional staff is adept at working with anyone

youngster through adult--at any skill level--beginner through advanced.

The Yamaha Grade Exam - Measuring Student Progress


The Grade Examination System broadly targets two groups: students and teachers. Student grades are used as an objective assessment of the progress being made in learning music, while the teacher grades certify the performance ability as well as overall musical knowledge needed to provide music instruction.

The Yamaha Grade Examination System offers Performance Grades for Piano, Electone, Classical Guitar and Drums, and Fundamentals Grade.

They are classified into 2 categories:
Student Grades (10 - 6) and
Teacher Grades (5 - 3)

Yamaha also provides Student Grades for keyboard beginners (13 - 11) and Fundamental Skills Survey for Junior Music Course students.

The system is designed to examine performance abilities and general music knowledge, both of which are necessary for enjoying music, teaching music fundamentals and playing professionally.

The result of the examinations will help students acquire a rich musical experience and ability level, including piano repertoire, accompaniment, sight playing, hearing (play by ear) and improvisation.

Examination Content

Repertoire
Improvisation
Sightplaying
Hearing (Grades 9-6 only)

STUDENT GRADE EXAM LEVELS 13-6

Young Musicians Course (US)

Grade 13-11 Syllabus
Compulsory Piece List

Junior Music Course, Junior Extension Course, Junior Special Advanced Course, Junior Advanced Course, Junior Ensemble Course

Fundamental Skill Survey (end of year 2 JMC)
Grade 9 Syllabus
Grade 8 Syllabus
Grade 7 Syllabus
Grade 6 Syllabus

TEACHER / PROFESSIONAL GRADE EXAM LEVELS 5-3

Fundamentals Grade 
Piano Performance Grade

Eligibility

The Yamaha Grade Examination System is open to all music students, teachers and professionals. A candidate need not be enrolled or employed at Yamaha Music School to take the examination.

Preparation

Courses offered at Yamaha Music School provide excellent preparation for the Yamaha Student Grade Examination. For teachers, the Yamaha Corporation of America Music Education Division conducts preparatory workshops throughout the year.

Preparatory materials include: repertoire collections, workbooks for improvisation and sightplaying, collections of past exams, cd's, and a video with study guides for Piano Grade 5. 

Examination System Structure

Yamaha Grade Examination student grades begin at Grade 13 and progress through Grade 6. Grades 5-3 are teacher level examinations, and Grades 2 and 1 are available to anyone interested in taking a professional performance examination.

Our teachers will do their best effort to teach and prepare students for the grade exams by Yamaha Music Education System, it's the student's fully responsibility to have enough practice time at home and musical understanding to pass the grade exams.