TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC MUMBAI INDIA – Now known as Trinity Guildhall, Trinity college examinations have been the best test of musical ability in the country for over 30 years. Trinity school of music mumbai has one of the highest number of exam applicants in India,with close to 500 candidates signing up this year.

TCL offers examinations in practical and theory of music as well as drama and voice.If you’re a parent reading this, and hope to enroll your child,this is a good place to start. A good age to start a musical education would be 5 and up.


Check the current 2018 Trinity College Exam Fees in India  here

Check the current 2018 Examination dates for Mumbai here


The island city has music teachers that can train students for the Trinity Music course. Popular instruments that you can begin with are the Keyboard, Guitar, Violin or the piano, even though Trinity Guildhall offers examinations for more than 20 instruments,but out of these the piano and keyboard always has the most candidates.

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WHAT IS IT ? quick facts


Music Examinations are held twice year at four different venues. Four venues are chosen

1.In south Mumbai

2.Western Suburbs

3. Navi Mumbai


Practical Examination grades start from initial to eight,
and then 3 diploma levels. On an average, you can expect to complete learning each course in a years time. That means it will take you one year to get through each grade exam. The advanced levels of 6,7 and 8 require more practice time ,so its common for students to appear once every two years for those levels.

Each Grade level consists of three pieces (22 marks each),technical play (14 marks) and two supporting  tests worth 20 marks.

Twice a year,an Examiner from the UK comes down to the exam centers, and you will have to play those 3 pieces along with the other tests in
front of the examiner in the prescribed time, which is anywhere between  10 minutes to half hour depending on your grade.

Theory Examinations also take place at a select venue in South Mumbai once a year,also range from initial grade level through 8 grades.


How to get admission in Trinity college of Music in India?


Many people have messaged this question so let me explain that the Original trinity college is in London, and the course is a correspondence course as such. How you can take admission is by filling up the exam form when it is released about 6 months prior to the examination date.

You will get the syllabus and the books that you can choose your pieces from, which is to be bought separately. It is highly recommended to start music lessons from a teacher that sends pupils for these exams, that way the teacher will fill up the forms and send them on your behalf


Trinity College of Music grade exams are a complete test
musicianship that takes about a year to prepare for as stated before. There is a lot of choice as far as the pieces go, and teachers can select them based on the student in mind.

In addition to these 3 pieces, the supplementary tests like aural ear tests and site reading require a lot of practice too, but anyone with a decent ear and rhythm can clear the lower level grades provided they get few hours in the week to practice. Like any education hard work is required in the weeks preceding the exam.



Assuming you have already started basic music lessons from
an instructed teacher, a music education need not be too expensive, but it
depends on the instrument you are learning too.

Expenses encountered are:

1.Examination fees

Practical Grade exams cost anywhere between 2500 to 5800 per
grade depending on the grade, and theory exams start from 1800 to 3500.

2.Music Classes

Music classes in the city will set you back about 2000-3000
a month for 4 classes that are usually 45 minutes each

3.Books,CDs etc

Examination books, CDs and other expenses cost about 2000-4500

So you’re total expense for a year of clearing one level grade examination would be in the range of 45,000-55,00 p.a.


+ Read More – Trintiy College Examination schedule 2017



  1. Kimberline September 12, 2018 at 3:59 am #

    Hello, I am looking for a Guitar teacher for my 6yo son in Mira Road. Need someone who can help with these exams. My son loves music but is also easily distracted. I need someone who is fun to learn from and yet knows how to pull strings when required. Please leave your name and number and I will contact you. Thank you!

    • jojo22 September 13, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

      my friend rishi teaches guitar..you can ask him,he lives in borivali. he might be able to help – 9930388740

  2. Raj May 22, 2018 at 10:33 am #


    I am looking for a teacher who can guide my son for Drums exams for Trinity in Pune
    He is already learning drums for more than a year and can continue with his current classes.
    If the tutor can guide him specifically for Trinity exams, I would be happy to hire.


  3. Pooja May 11, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    I m looking for a tutor for piano and give exams also .I stay @ majiwada thane

  4. anirudh April 2, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

    hello i m 15 years old. and i live in bhilwara (rajasthan). i wanted to know that are there any crash courses provided in this collage for even school students.

    • jojo22 April 3, 2018 at 7:53 am #

      you can check furtados school of music or high furtados app if it has come in your area or your school as FSM ties up with many schools in india, else you need to get private tutions for trinity exams.There is no crash course because it takes atleast 1 year to clear each grade exam

  5. ROYSTON February 8, 2018 at 6:27 am #

    Hi. I am looking for a tutor for learning violin and attempting the grade 1 from the Trinity school of london. I reside at santacruz east. Can you please suggest me an institute or tutor ?

  6. David Aditya rao December 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

    Looking for keyboard tutors/ classes for my child who has completed trinity grade 1 for keyboard in kandivili east.

  7. Anushka December 1, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    Im on the first level and want to join this..kindly guide me about the timings and cost
    Also give me your contact no.

    • jojo22 December 26, 2017 at 5:56 am #

      a music teacher will send u for the exams,he/she will fill all exam forms and do the paperwork,u onyl need to prepare for the exams

    • Stanlee D'souza January 15, 2018 at 5:06 am #

      Trinity grade 1_8 tutor… Contact number 9819172195

    • Aditya Bhandakkar March 1, 2018 at 6:18 am #

      HI Anushka, I train students for trinity exams based in mumbai. Kindly contact me on 9860674182

  8. Vijay B November 25, 2017 at 5:59 am #

    Hi sir, I am Vijay. I want to learn rhythm pad in a grade level. Could you please help me out?

  9. Chegim Astle S S Marak September 24, 2017 at 3:26 am #

    I’m looking for Music College

  10. Jesica T Nellai August 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    I want to learn vocal music can u please let me know what’s the age limit to join for vocal music

    • jojo22 August 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

      no limit as far as i know

  11. Komal shah August 15, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

    Hi, I m looking for a tutor who can teach my 6 yrs old daughter vocal singing ,I reside in ghatkopar east… Kindly help.

    • singing teacher September 18, 2017 at 7:50 am #

      hello madam i am sohan kumar i have discovered that your are looking a singing teacher for your daughter if you still a singing teacher call me 9634917500 thanking

  12. Meghna Joshi July 24, 2017 at 9:27 am #

    Hi, I want to learn Keyboard. And give trinity exams. Can you pls give me details, of where the classes are? What will be the days? Time and fees? I can come the classes.

    • jojo22 July 28, 2017 at 6:40 am #

      there are many private tutors all over the city that will prepare you for trinty exams

  13. Ishaan Langalia July 22, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    Hello sir…I m Ishaan Langalia… I have cleared two grades of Trinity college in drums….but due to some reason my both certificates are lost…..can you help my to get other one….I will give all details if it is required… Please help me sir….

  14. Krishnan June 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

    Well I have a KORG PA 300 and I want someone who can come at my home and teach me i.e. a home tutor.
    Can You please suggest some ?
    I reside in Thane west

  15. Makarand May 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    I am looking for a support class to do singing lessons with my 8 year old daughter and take trinity college grade exams.

  16. Makarand May 30, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    I am looking for a support class to do singing lessons with my daughter and take trinity college grade exams thanks much.I stay in Vileparle (east), Mumbai.

  17. Surinder Kaur March 20, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    My son wishes to learn piano n give Trinity exams of all 8 grades. He has completed first grade but not given exam. Can u please suggest, any institution that conduct Trinity exams in vashi or Navi Mumbai area? I also wish to enroll him for other grades too

  18. Surbhi Bansal February 26, 2017 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi i want to learn keyboard. I need a tutor near goregaon area

  19. Archana January 16, 2017 at 7:19 am #

    Hi Jojo,

    Need help with piano classes. Is there any trained teachers who are willing to take online /skype piano classes?
    Have a daughter who is 11 and is keen on learning piano online and giving trinity college examination.
    Appreciate all kind of help.
    Thanks in advance 🙂

    • jojo22 January 22, 2017 at 4:10 am #

      y do u wants skpe classes? piano is diificul to learn,takes many years,,u cannot do it via cam

      • Keerti May 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

        Hi JoJO,
        Could you assist me with contact details of a lady instructor who can home tutor my 7 year old daughter who has been learning the piano past 1 year now under an instructor? we reside at Dadar west.

  20. patrick edwin daniel January 1, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    how i join

  21. Aditya and Ashmit bajaj November 28, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    Need singing tutor n guitar tutor for my kids near dadar prabhadevi Mumbai

    • Sharmila Lobo February 28, 2017 at 3:47 am #

      Please contact Aubrey Dsouza for piano classes Mob No. 9820050703

  22. Felix Biju September 12, 2016 at 5:55 am #

    Can you suggest me a good music school fr western vocal training and from where I can also give the trinity tests?

  23. Archana Jog April 9, 2016 at 7:53 am #

    I want my classes in Andheri area for my daughter of 10 years.

    • Archana Jog May 30, 2016 at 7:23 am #

      Hello Archana,

      I stay at Andheri West and teach guitar as well at my place. I predominantly a Classcial guitarist but teach acoustic too. I have done certifications in this style.

      You can check my vidoes on Facebook, just search my name – Archit Junnarkar. If you want to enroll your daughter, please let me know, we can discuss this further.

      Please send me an email – aarchitj@gmail.com. I will get in touch with you.

      Archit J

  24. rohit April 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    hi i am looking for an institute or school who teach me playing flamenco guitar style in mumbai

    • jojo22 April 21, 2016 at 4:27 am #

      contact rishi sen- 9930388740,, he might be able to help u out

      • Nimrata July 7, 2017 at 2:19 am #

        Hi can you please help me with a tutor who can teach my daughter vocals
        She has given her level 3 and level 4 exams
        Apparently the present tutor has passed on her slot to another student
        She is very keen on continuing
        Please kindly help us
        We can have the class in lokhandwala Andheri west or even in juhu

        • jojo22 August 26, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

          i dont know anyone personally in the suburbs

  25. peter patole western music teacher April 1, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    I want sitting my student In Various Kind Of Music Exam So Please Tell Me the Procedure Of Affiliation in Auragabad ( Mh) Contact No 8793858392 please sent details Of Affilation On My email

  26. anurag March 4, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    any certified classes in khargarh , need to appear for grades .

    • jojo22 March 9, 2016 at 4:26 am #

      i seriously doubt it, im not aware though

    • Avi August 21, 2016 at 9:50 am #

      What instrument you are looking for of ots piano or keyboard I can make you appear no 9833323596

    • Rone February 8, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

      Contact 9167410947 Mr. NEVIN

  27. SHIARMAN SHIRODKAR January 24, 2016 at 4:13 pm #

    iiam sharman 10 years old. Intrested in learning Piano. Looking out for a teacher at Ghatkopar who can teach me Piano and prepare me for exam

    • jojo22 January 27, 2016 at 4:09 am #

      u can try the furtados school of music, the might be able to help u

  28. Samir May 17, 2015 at 3:23 am #

    Sir i please want to know the address for enrolling my child.

    • jojo22 May 18, 2015 at 5:27 am #

      it is not a physical college in mumbai,,the examiner will come and you will be require to study from an affiliate teacher in your city to appear for its examinations

      • Elizabeth September 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm #

        Hi… I need some help with the trinity examination process in Mumbai..

        I would like to give my grade 3 practical exam.. Where can I get the form and where would I have to submit the form for the exam?

        • jojo22 September 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

          furtados used to be the agents, but now have opened thier own school,,go and check them out,,else any music teacher will help u out

          • Naveen Saboo February 17, 2017 at 6:13 am #

            Hi, I am looking for keyboard teacher who can teach for trinity exams. Location, Bhayander East, Pin 401105. Can you assist with few teachers name. Either class or private. naveensaboo@gmail.com

  29. urmila November 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    can you send me a link that guides me to the college website ? I am not able to find the college website.

  30. Aakershit November 4, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    Hi i’m looking for the violin grade 5 piano accompaniment CD on a urgent basis. Where can i find it/ buy it from?

  31. Joel October 22, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    And how can we wait so long for 7 or 8 years and then do diploma for 3 years to be professional singers….that will cost a lot of time and money?

    • jojo22 October 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

      doing trinity exams+ classes is time consuming and expensive, but i know many professional musicians who cant read a single note of music,,and are still successful

  32. Joel October 22, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    What if we only pass initial and second grade…will it make any profit?

  33. aamna August 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    Hi jojo, I am looking for a western classical vocals teacher, preferably female, in South Mumbai, for myself. I want to train from the point of view of appearing for Trinity exams. I am 27 yrs old with no prior vocal training. can you pls help with any contacts? thanks

    • jojo22 August 8, 2014 at 7:35 am #

      i have a few male contacts,,ydont u call up bx furtado at dhobitalao

      • aamna August 25, 2014 at 11:41 am #

        I did. The contact they gave said she only teaches piano. She guided me to samantha edwards in bandra. Have been trying to contact her for further details but unable to get through. Any idea her method and charges? Also, an error on my part , I typed classical. I’m actually looking for a weatern contemporary teacher. Thanks

  34. Divyesh July 29, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    Hi Can you guide me to Trinity school of music south mumbai office address

    • jojo22 July 31, 2014 at 8:34 am #

      furtados is the representative for trinity

      • Reshma March 22, 2016 at 9:09 am #

        Are there any trinity affiliated keyboard classes in goregaon West, Mumbai?

  35. sudha April 27, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    i am from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. i want to appear the examination in guitar. so is there any hostel facility in ur college??

  36. Poonam Harlalka April 26, 2014 at 3:13 am #

    Need someone to pepare my son for Grade 6 keyboard Trnity exam, appearing in may 2014
    Area Breach candy to Churchgate

  37. Ms swamy April 18, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    I stay in Powai. I am planning to enrol my son into the trinity college of music grade exams. We need a teacher for him in Powai.

    • David September 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

      I’m a trained Trinity Teacher. Which Grade your son wants to do? my contact no. 9820553441

    • Avi August 21, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      You can Call me I have been teaching for 18 years piano classical to jazz.O live in thane amd learnt with finest teacher in India and Abroad

      • Avi August 21, 2016 at 9:57 am #

        AVI : 9833323596

  38. Indi April 11, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    Dear Jojo22

    I am in the process of moving to Mumbai from Dubai where my daughter has been attending Trinity Guildhall training courses and clearing performance examinations for the last 2 years (she started when she was 4) with The Gaia Center (one of the best institutes led by Jessika and Ashwin Menon) in Dubai. She has already completed her certificates in Silver and Gold for YPR and The Communication Skills Initial. She is now preparing to take a test for Speech and Drama Grade 1. To continue this and to ensure she gets trained and tested, I have reached out by mail to Furtados since two weeks and am struggling with no response.

    Can you guide me to a training inistitute based in the Western Suburbs (in the Goregaon – Borivali area) where I can continue her drama and performance education? Having had no response to emails or calls, I could do with a bit of help from you.

    • jojo22 April 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

      last i heard,,furtados had started up their own school of music on the lines of trinity,,im not sure if thyre testing for speech and drama too or if they still represent Trinity guidhall at all,,

  39. Ms pillai March 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Pls let me know how much is the theory fees for violin grade 1 exam trinity and grade 5 practical exam.
    Also how can I find a good tutor with piano accompaniment .

    • jojo22 March 26, 2014 at 6:25 am #

      the rates in pounds are mentioned on the website,,,however for the correct INR ,u can call furtados

  40. Tapas March 8, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    My daughter has completed 5 grades of exams from Trinity college of music london in piano. We need a teacher for her in Thane to teach piano to prepare her for the next grades . Any leads?

    • jojo22 March 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

      im based in south bombay,,cant help u there

      • Sarasi June 1, 2016 at 6:14 am #

        Could you please give me your number or address or mail id, so that my son who is recently based in colaba, can learn keyboard from you….. Thanks

        • jojo22 June 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

          i dont teach, but there are 5-6 teachers in cuffe parade and colaba

          • Neena April 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm #


            My son had appeared for grade 1 theory exam and scored 98%. His music sir said that his was the highest in Maharashtra. Where can we check to find out the highest scorers in India/world for december 2016 piano theory grade 1 exam.

          • jojo22 May 8, 2017 at 6:18 am #

            the conducting agency/operator prints a list of highest scores and gives it to all teachers,,i had the highest prcatical pianoforte score grade 1

    • Avi August 21, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      I can teach her for higher grades
      Avi : 9833323596

  41. ami October 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Hey….can u give me Ursula and Johnny correct number please….I am looking for a lady teacher to do singing lessons with my daughter and take trinity college grade exams thanks much

    • jojo22 October 8, 2013 at 4:31 am #

      ive updated the number in the previous comment,,,thats the right one

  42. Krutika September 21, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    I reside in Mumbai. Looking for a good tutor who teaches jazz vocals. Please suggest some

    • jojo22 September 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      The best in the business is Ursula and husband Johnny- 9820644440. They teach advnaced jazz vocals and piano too.

  43. VIKAS BANKAR September 6, 2013 at 6:00 am #


  44. terrence August 24, 2013 at 5:48 am #

    is there any place in mumbai where one can learn harp?

    • jojo22 August 25, 2013 at 4:33 am #

      there should be 1-2 instructors for sure,,call up furtados for the numbers

      • Naveen Saboo February 17, 2017 at 6:34 am #

        Furtados are not helping with private tutions teachers.

  45. Khushboo Khandelwal August 3, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    My daughter got a distinction, ie 94/100 for her initial keyboard. Is that good?im very new to this hence don’t know. Should I still pursue her with the keyboard or shift her to the piano?


    • jojo22 August 3, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

      94 is excelllent in any instrumnet,,must be one of the highest in the state,if not the country. you can keep her on keyboard for sometime if u want, but ultimately the piano has better pieces to play and you develop better technicaly there.

  46. Adison joseph March 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    m interstd to join the institute i play the keyborad but wanna learn more techniques..plz give me an contact number

    • jojo22 March 26, 2013 at 4:26 am #

      the institute is located in the UK,you can only appear for its exams and prepare for it under an instructor that is familiar with the trinity college course, you will find many all over the city

  47. anand March 14, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    I have guitar with me but i don’t know how to play so can i join trinity music classes to learn guitar & i stay in mumbai..???

    • jojo22 March 15, 2013 at 6:32 am #

      you have to find a guitar teacher that sends students for trinity exams

  48. saptarshi February 21, 2013 at 7:14 am #

    which is the best trinity colege centre in india for bassguitar?

  49. saptarshi February 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    is there bass guitar classes available?

    • jojo22 February 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

      there will be,,goto furtados and find out

      • saptarshi February 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

        which is the best trinity colege centre in india for bassguitar?

  50. gitashree December 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    i m a sangeet visharad in vocal indian classical and western classical music..i want to do teaching in trinity mumbai for vocal ..please let me know your contact number..

    • jojo22 December 28, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      if you think you are good enough to teach students of a particular level and send them for trinity college exams, you will have to do it privately. As far as i know,Trinity college does not “employ” teachers here.

    • Mathur February 21, 2013 at 8:38 am #

      hi! If you can teach Vocal music for a small group then pls. contact .

  51. Poonam November 22, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Any tutuor in Jogeshwari east for keyboard?

    • jojo22 November 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

      u can callup furatados,they will give you a list of tutors for any area of mumbai

  52. yogesh November 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm #


    • jojo22 November 10, 2012 at 4:42 am #

      im assuming u mean inital grade piano——3 pieces (22*3=66marks) scales and exercises (14marks) sight-reading,ear tests,music knowledge,improvisation (20 marks)

  53. Arnold May 1, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    This grade Examination is available in most of the states in India. If you are from Trivandrum, Kerala, I recommend learning from Melody School of Music.


    • jojo22 May 1, 2012 at 6:46 am #

      never heard of melody school,sorry but u cant compare it with trinity college

  54. Praveen G p March 16, 2012 at 7:15 am #

    Hi am Praveen From Blore, Pls Kindly Help me that i wsih to studin in mumbai So pls give information to me..,

    Thanking You..,

  55. Rahul December 22, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Can you refer any instructor in around CBD Belapur,Navi Mumbai?
    Also where in Navi Mumbai does this examination take place?

    • jojo22 December 26, 2011 at 6:23 am #

      generally,there are 3 centres for examination,one south mumbai,one western suburbs and 3rd either thane/harbour suburbs,exact venues and time are given few weeks before examination date

    • Rueben August 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

      Hi rahul,

      I stay in vashi..just read abt ur comment..r u stil interested in learning?
      Btw u didnt mention the instrument of ur choice..cos i can teach u keyboard and piano style playing.



      • Mark June 30, 2014 at 8:10 am #

        Reuben, i stay in central mumbai. i want to learn the Piano. Can u help me?

    • Avi August 21, 2016 at 9:59 am #

      U can contact me for piano or keyboard lesson i live in Thane
      Mobile : 9833323596

  56. Jeffin November 29, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Is it only there in mumbai?

    • jojo22 November 29, 2011 at 9:57 am #

      no trinity college representatives are all over the country in all major cities

  57. SACHIN NIKAM October 31, 2011 at 12:09 pm #


    • jojo22 October 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

      in mumbai, furtados music shop at kalbadevi ,opp.metro cinema is the official exam conductor for trinity college.you can fill the form and buy exam brochure there.

  58. rachel October 7, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    have you ever given any trinity college exams?can you suggest a good teacher,and can anyone fail in these exams?

  59. Jed Buzbee August 16, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Between me and my husband we’ve had many years training at the trinity london,im glad its getting some notice in india too.

    • richard December 11, 2011 at 4:49 am #

      hieee ma’m i am richard from india can you plaese help me out in teaching and guiding to get in trinity scholarship i play guiter and do a little music composing in my computer my parents dont support me up to the level so plaese hope you will reply me thank you ma’m

      • jojo22 December 11, 2011 at 9:51 am #

        trinity college examiners come to india for the examination duration of 1 month,guitar exam books and score sheets are available at leading music stores in your city.there is no direct scholarship, you will have to pay for private guitar lessons and exam fees whcih is not expensive

    • suyash February 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

      hello i m 16 year old…….. from bhopal i have gone in many competetions & this year i cleared 3 stages in indian idol junior …….can you plz tell what subject i should opt in 11 std. to get admission in this college.

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