Academy of Popular Music (Singing, Piano and Guitar)
The Academy of Popular Music’s graded exams have been developed by leading popular music experts Dr. Trish Rooney and Karl Rooney - author of the Cork School of Music’s Degree in Popular Music. These graded exams provide students with the skills and milestones they need to become successful contemporary musicians. They develop musicianship skills using the number rather than tonic sofa system which is used by contemporary musicians; improvisational skills that are vital for development as a popular musician; appropriate scales for commercial music; and relevant graded sight reading skills. Examinations are conducted in Singing, Piano and Guitar up to Grade 8.