ABRSM Mocks Exams Piano and music theory

Perform at your best when it truly matters

ABRSM Mock exams are the best opportunity to overcome any fears and gain more confidence before your piano or music theory asessment.

Piano and Music Theory Mock Exams

ABRSM, Trinity and LCM

At Hampstead Piano Academy, our commitment to nurturing musical excellence extends beyond traditional piano lessons.

We understand that preparing for official music exams, such as those conducted by ABRSM, Trinity College or London College of Music, can be a key moment in a student’s musical journey.

To ensure our students are fully equipped and confident, we offer a helpful experience: piano and music theory mock exams.

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Piano ABRSM mock exams

your ABRSM Mock Exam

How it works

Performing in front of an examiner may be a stressful scenario that could prevent you from doing your best. Whether you want to track your progress or have an insightful advice, a mock exam can give you enough time to make the necessary improvement some weeks ahead of your exam.

Our team of piano teachers can test how prepared you are and will help you make the most of your practice time and actual performance.

Warm-up Room

The candidate will be given a room to warmup and concentrate 10 minutes before the mock exam.


We will run an exam simulation featuring the candicate’s pieces, scales, sight reading and aural tests.

Written Feedback

Based on ABRSM marking criteria, assessing tone quality, musical shaping, rhythm and tempo and technique.

Add-on: 1-2-1 lesson

As an option, adding a one-to-one session with the examiner after the mock exam is a good chance to apply his advice in depth or review any mistakes made during the assessment.

Advantages of ABRSM mock exams

Why taking a mock exam benefits you

Replicate abrsm assessments

Our Mock Exams are carefully designed to replicate the actual exam experience, providing students with a realistic preview of what to expect on the big day. This process not only eases anxiety but also develops a sense of familiarity with the exam environment, helping students perform at their best when it truly matters.

Open to external candidates

These simulations are not exclusive to our enrolled students; we extend this opportunity to external piano students seeking professional feedback before their official exams. This inclusive approach reflects our commitment to fostering a supportive musical community, where growth and improvement are prioritized.

How are mocks assessed?

When you take part in a Mock Exam, you’re not just undergoing a practice run; you’re engaging in a comprehensive assessment that mirrors the marking criteria of the respective exam boards. This level of authenticity ensures that the feedback you receive is accurate and aligned with the standards expected during the official examination.

Avoid performance Anxiety

By going through a mock Exam, you’re not just gaining a glimpse into your future exam; you’re also boosting your confidence by understanding all exam requirements. Our main goal is to ensure that you approach your official exam day with the certainty that you’ve been fully prepared and supported every step of the way.

Learn from the feedback

Our experienced piano teachers play a key role in this process. They closely watch your performance or written tests, providing insightful comments that highlight both your strengths and areas for improvement. This personalized feedback will guide you in refining your skills and enhacing your performance to the highest standard.

Advice for mock exams

10 tips for a successful exam


  • Practice your three pieces in a row without stopping.
  • Stick to the order you will play in the exam.
  • Slips may occur, just carry on.
  • Make page-turning easier by photocopying the last pages of your pieces.

Sight Reading

  • Going through all examples in the ABRSM specimen sight reading book is key to succeed at the sight reading test.
  • However if you feel unprepared, our sight reading intensive courses can give you a boost.


  • While all scales will not be required on the day, candidates need to learn them all.
  • The examiner will choose a few from each group to be played legato, staccato, hands together or separately depending on the grade.

Aural tests

  • Train yourself with the ABRSM aural trainer app. It is fun and its exercises are very similar to the exam’s.
  • Listening to classical music daily can improve your overall understanding of music. Make it a regular habit!

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