Latest exam updates

Music Theory exams – March 2021

  • Online Music Theory exams (Grades 1 to 5) – we are cancelling the online exams planned for 16 March. Exams in May and June will go ahead as planned.
  • Paper Music Theory exams (Grades 6 to 8) – we will not be offering these exams in March. The next exams at Grades 6 to 8 will be in June 2021.
  • Grade 5 Music Theory requirement - from 1 January to 30 April 2021 only, candidates can take Grade 6 to 8 Performance or Practical exams without first passing Grade 5 Music Theory. From 1 May 2021, the Grade 5 Music Theory requirement will return with flexibility about timing. If you receive an email asking for your proof of prerequisite, please ignore this. We will still release any results in line with the arrangements outlined here.

For more information click here.

Performance Grade booking

The next booking period for remotely-assessed Performance Grade and ARSM exams opens in February. For details, see our dates and fees page.

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contact Monique Manzella, Publications Sales Executive, if you notice that any information above is incorrect or out-of-date.

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