ABRSM or Trinity for grade eight piano?

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Hi, I am about to start work on m grade eight piano and am needing to choose between Trinity or ABRSM. I know Trinity is significantly easier (hence tempting!) but I was just wondering what are the advantages of taking ABRSM? Eg if I suddenly decide I want to teach piano will I need it? Thanks.
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I’ve got no experience with trinity but my teachers have always said ABRSM is better as it’s more highly regarded (I play violin and viola so it may be different for different instruments).

Maybe listen to the pieces for each exam board and see which ones you prefer?

Remember as well though to do ABRSM grade 8 you need grade 5 music theory, which I don’t think you do for trinity
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I've never heard anything about ABRSM being 'better' other than vague rumours without reasoning. I've always done Trinity (for classical guitar), no uni has ever looked down on me or anything.
I would do the one with pieces you prefer, as then you'll be more inclined to practice. If you decided you wanted to teach (privately or in a school), you would not need to have ABRSM grades. I'm actually pretty sure you don't need grade exams at all for teacher training, so I really wouldn't worry.
Also, as above, to do need to to grade 5 music theory to sit any grade 6+ practical exam with ABRSM.
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(Original post by *ConfusedStudent)
Hi, I am about to start work on m grade eight piano and am needing to choose between Trinity or ABRSM. I know Trinity is significantly easier (hence tempting!) but I was just wondering what are the advantages of taking ABRSM? Eg if I suddenly decide I want to teach piano will I need it? Thanks.
Everyone always says Trinity is easier, but you have to do extra things that you wouldn’t do for ABRSM. Plus ABRSM is usually seen as the more ‘regarded’ of the two (although both are accepted and recognised).
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