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Practical Exams Update – Italy

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official UK Government advice, due to Covid-19, ABRSM has made the decision to cancel all Practical Exams in Italy until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 Practical Exams, ARSM and Diplomas. Following this decision, we will process refunds for all existing exam bookings and we will provide further detailed guidance on this process including timescales soon.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Italy and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide  an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Italy before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

Welcome to Singing Practice Partner

Discover a new way to practise!

Our new Singing Practice Partner app gives you flexibility like never before.

Featuring all 66 piano accompaniments from the new Songbook Plus series at Grades 1 to 5, you can download the tracks you need then sing them in your chosen key, at your chosen speed!

What does Singing Practice Partner include?

With the app, you can:

  • Change the speed without altering the pitch and practise at a tempo that suits you
  • Choose the key that best suits your voice – the accompaniments are available in all 12 keys
  • Repeat tricky passages by setting loops around them

How can I get it?


Free to download, individual tracks available as in-app purchases.

To use Singing Practice Partner, the Songbook Plus series audio must be downloaded within the app.

Just want the audio?

Download the accompaniment tracks in the published key from iTunes , Google Play or the ABRSM audio download shop.

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