Yamaha Grade Examination System

Giving everyone learning music standards and motivation for achieving goals

The Yamaha Grade Examination System was started in 1967 for the purpose of enabling everyone who is learning music to improve their musical skills in a well-planned manner while verifying their overall ability. The Grade Examination System broadly targets two groups: students and instructors. Student grades are used as an objective assessment of the progress being made in learning music, while the instructor grades certify the performance ability as well as overall musical knowledge needed to provide music instruction. More than 9.5 million people have taken these proficiency examinations over the past 40 years, and this system is widely accepted in Japan as the standard for assessing musical abilities. The Yamaha Grade Examination System is also used in more than 40 countries/regions at present.