Music Theory Past Papers

Many of our tutors offer tuition in the Theory of Music. Children can take these examinations at any age and if your child chooses to take graded examinations with us, many boards ask for Grade 5 theory to be achieved before taking the advanced practical grades in any instrument, including voice.

Grade 5 theory is usually taken before AS Level music or alongside AS Level music, if your child hasn't already achieved it previously.

Taking examinations in music theory, compliments instrumental lessons and allows a greater understanding of their instrument and how music is composed.

Take a look at some past papers below from leading Music Examination Boards.


Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)


Trinity College of Music


Please visit our Tutor Profiles to view a selection of our tutors who offer Music Theory Tuition. Lessons in Music Theory can take place during the instrumental booked lesson or additional to a practical music lesson. Lessons are offered in 20 minute, 30 minute and 1 hour sessions, depending on your child's age and ability.