Grade Examination System
The Grade Examination System broadly targets two groups: students and teachers. Student grades (Grades 13-6) are used as an objective assessment of the progress being made in learning music, while the teacher grades (Grade 5-1) certify the performance ability as well as overall musical knowledge needed to provide music instruction. More than 9.5 million people have taken these examinations over the past 40 years, in more than 40 countries / regions.
The curriculum of each course is made up based on the contents of the grade examination system. In other words, the contents of the grade examination are synchronized with those of the daily lessons that will be accumulated to enhance students' overall development.
The below chart shows the Yamaha Piano Grade for students and its equivalency with other international grades, based on the YPC textbooks and levels: