Australian Music Examinations Board
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Piano for Leisure


Piano for Leisure explores popular repertoire including well-loved standards from the classics, jazz styles and arrangements of movie themes and popular songs.



Level 1 (Preliminary - 4th grade), Level 2 (5th - 8th grade) and Certificate of Performance.



The syllabus is published in the Manual of Syllabuses and is available as a digital download.

Please note: Piano for Leisure Series 1, 2 and 3 and 4 can all be used with the current syllabus.

Also available as a single syllabus digital download: 2021 Piano for Leisure Syllabus.


Grade Books

From 2018, there are 4 Series of Grade Books that can be used with the Piano for Leisure syllabus.


      Piano for Leisure Series 4 Grade 1


Technical Work

Candidates should consult the Piano for Leisure syllabus as well as the Piano Technical Work, which contains all of the technical work and exercises for all grades. The technical work component of the syllabus is outlined in the syllabus of each grade.


Sight Reading

Candidates should consult Piano Sight Reading, which contains exercises in sight reading suitable to prepare candidates for this section of the examination.


Recording & Handbooks

Piano for Leisure Series 4 Recording & Handbooks, Piano for Leisure Series 3 Recording & Handbooks, Piano for Leisure Series 2 Recording & Handbooks and Piano for Leisure Series 1 CD and Notes include recordings of grade book repertoire and information suitable to prepare candidates for the general knowledge section of the examination. Some recordings are also available as digital downloads online and most Series 1 recordings are now only available from digital outlets. Learn more.

    Piano for Leisure Series 3 Recording & Handbook   Piano for Leisure Series 4 Recording & Handbook P-2


Digital Recordings

Piano for Leisure recordings are now available from digital music outlets such as iTunes or Google Play. Digital recordings can be purchased as full albums or as individual tracks. 


Piano for Leisure digital recordings are available for:


Series 1  P  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8 
Series 2 P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Series 3 P 1 2 3 4 5 6 7  






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