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Internationally recognised Drums Grades for rock and pop drummers

Rockschool Drums Grades will prove your ability, improve your playing, expand your knowledge – and earn an internationally recognised qualification by playing the instrument you love. Learn all the technique you’ll need to cut it in any session or on any stage in the world of rock and pop.

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Bass grades with a difference.

Plot your Stylistic Specialism

For every Drums Grade you can plot your stylistic specialism, meaning you'll develop an in-depth understanding of the style of drums you love.

Free Choice Pieces

Play your favourite drums tracks in your exam; metal, indie, rock, prog… the choice is yours!

Theoretical Grounding

Every Rockschool Drums Grade has been designed to give you a solid understanding of musical theory, enabling you to confidently articulate your musical talents.


Completing a Rockschool Music Grade is a rewarding experience, we’ll get you on your path to success in no-time.
To get started, simply grab your Music book from the shop.




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Start Rockschool Drums Now!

To start Rockschool Drums, you’ll need a Rockschool book. Start with the Debut book and work your way up through the Grades or jump in at a level that’s right for you!

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The Rockschool Drums Syllabus Guide

The course content for Rockschool Drums is listed in the syllabus guide, starting at Premiere (Let’s Rock) and going all the way up to Grade 8.

Drums Syllabus (1.1MB, pdf)

For information on sitting a Drums Diploma Exam please go to the Performance Diploma page.

Drums Diploma Information

Book an Exam

To book an exam, please contact your local AMEB state office.

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