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Trinity College London exams at Planet drum
Planet drum is Trinity College London's main Rock & Pop exam centre, so you can take the exams right here in our Islington studios.
Rock and pop exam DATES
Sunday the 30th of August 2020 Sunday the 16th of August 2020 Sunday the 26th of July 2020 Sunday the 5th of July 2020 Sunday the 28th of June 2020 Sunday the 14th of June 2020
drumkit exam DATES
Sunday the 12th of July 2020 Sunday the 7th of June 2020
Develop your skills and technique while learning to play some of the greatest rock and pop music ever written. You can take Rock and Pop exams in drums, keyboard, singing, guitar and bass.
The exam song lists feature music by classic artists like The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and Joni Mitchell, as well as contemporary names including Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Jessie J and many more. You'll perform a set of three songs for the exam, along with one of the Session Skills assessments - either Playback or Improvising.
The Classical Trinity College London graded exams offer freedom of choice within assessments, allowing you to demonstrate your musicianship in the way that suits you best. You can take the classic exams in drums, acoustic guitar, saxophone and trumpet.
You'll perform two pieces in the exam, as well as technical work such as drum rudiments. You'll also choose two supporting tests from a selection including sight reading, unpitched aural, musical knowledge and improvisation.
Please check if there is an Arsenal match on the day of your exam at Planet drum, as this may delay your journey time.