Latest exam updates

Grade 5 Music Theory waiver (not applicable in the UK & Ireland)

We are extending our Grade 5 Music Theory waiver until 23 May 2021. This means that candidates with a Grade 6 to 8 Performance Grade exam submission date up to and including 23 May can take their exam without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. We are making this exceptional arrangement to allow candidates who have been unable to take an exam in recent months to progress with their learning. From 24 May, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return. For exam dates/exam submission dates after 23 May, all candidates taking a Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical Grade must first pass Grade 5 Music Theory.

Performance Grade exams

We are pleased to confirm that we will be offering Performance Grade exams every month for the remainder of 2021. Please check our Dates and Fees page for details.

Where to find music

You can find addresses and contact details for music shops and retailers in your local area below.

Exam music can also be bought from the ABRSM music shop.


36 Jeanette Street
Cape Town
Western Cape

T 0027 (0)83 760 6774
Email Allmusic

Edumusic (Johannesburg)

PO Box 2405
Florida Hills,

T 0027 (0)11 475 1882
Email Edumusic (Johannesburg)

Edumusic (Pretoria)

Suite 45, Postbag X1

T 0027 (0)12 346 2733
Email Edumusic (Pretoria)

Lovemore Music (Boksburg)

Shop 8C
East Rand Value Mall

T 0027 (0)11 823 6267
Email Lovemore Music (Boksburg)

Lovemore Music (Brixton)


T 0027 (0)11 837 2943
Email Lovemore Music (Brixton)

Lovemore Music (Illovo)

Shop G9
Thrupps Illovo Centre
204 Oxford Road

T 0027 (0)11 268 0150
Email Lovemore Music (Illovo)

Lovemore Music (Pretoria)

Shop 40
Southdowns Centre
1 Karee Avenue

T 0027 (0)12 665 1561
Email Lovemore Music (Pretoria)

The Music Bar

PO Box 252

T 0027 (0)31 764 1687
Email The Music Bar

The Music Shop

1 Poplar Street
Cape Town
Western Cape

T 0027 (0)21 674 2690
Email The Music Shop

Seen an error?

Please contact Monique Manzella, Publications Sales Executive, if you notice that any information above is incorrect or out-of-date.

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