KAWAI GRADE TEST?
The Kawai Grade Test is a musical ability certification system designed for all
music students, from beginners to experts in piano learning.
This Test is conducted regularly at KAWAI MUSIC SCHOOL in each region.
Guideline for KAWAI Grade Test
(September 2022 to August 2023) KAWAI 考级介绍（2022年9月〜2023年8月）
Kawai Grade Test
from Grade 16 to 7
The Kawai Grade Test GRADE 16-7 is an examination to judge skills and understanding at each level of study in the "Kawai Music Education System". Students study the "SOUND TREE" a textbook based on the Kawai educational system, and take the Grade Test at the end of each level of study. If a student has mastered the required performance skills, they are certified as "Grade" in their ability.
Off-line Grade Test
Off-line Grade Test are held at designated sites or schools in each region.
Examiners perform in front of the jury and are judged, and later receive an "evaluation slip" of their performance. Furthermore, examiners who meet certain criteria and pass the exam will be awarded a grade certificate.
Online Grade Test
Online Grade Test is conducted by connecting each school or home with the examiner online.
The jury will judge the performance of the examiners online and by video recording of the performance.
As with the in-person grade test, you will receive an "evaluation form" and a grade certificate awarded to those who pass the test.
Kawai Grade Test
from Grade 6 to 2
(for Instructors and
The Kawai Grade Test from 6 to 2 (for Instructors and professionals) is a proficiency examination system established for those who wish to become music Instructors and performers. This graded test is designed to help examiners continue their studies toward the various tasks set for each level.
The purpose of the program is to help students become "excellent music Instructors and musicians" in all aspects, including practical skills, theory, and insight.
The piano grade tests piano performance skills and musical knowledge necessary for music Instructors and performers.
There are two types of exams: performance grade and teaching grade. The performance grade examines the ability to play the piano. The teaching grade is primarily a test of music theory and solfege ability.
The Teaching Grade tests the ability and pedagogical knowledge of various musical expressions necessary for music educators to conduct group lessons with young children. There are three types of examinations: the Music Activity Grade, the Eurhythmic Grade, and the Teaching Grade. The Music Activity Grade and Eurhythmic Grade test the ability to teach music mainly through singing, playing instruments, and physical musical expression. The Teaching Grade examines the applicant's knowledge of music education and the concept of teaching young children.
Upon successful completion of the grading test and certification of the grade, the following certificate will be issued
Certificates will be issued for each grade to those who have passed the grading test.
Grade Test Judges
Grade Tests for Grades 16 to 7 (for students) are judged by Japanese Instructors and other Instructors belonging to KAWAI MUSIC SHOOLs in each region who are familiar with the KAWAI education system. Instructors recommended by the main KAWAI Music Schools in the region are eligible to become judges after passing several requirements to become judges, such as receiving training from KAWAI Headquarters and passing an examination, and being officially recognized by KAWAI Headquarters.
We guarantee that the KAWAI GRADE TEST is conducted fairly in every region through this system.
To take the exam...
Kawai Grade Test is administered in each region where music schools are located (Indonesia, China, and Thailand).
*To register to take the grade test, please contact your local Kawai music school where you are enrolled.
Certificate Awarding Ceremony
Each region holds a ceremony to award grade certificates.