guitar exams in the usa

For details about taking an RGT@LCM exam in the U.S, or joining the RGT@LCM, contact our U.S. Representative:

We are currently engaging a new representive for RGT@LCM in the US. In the meantime, if you need any further details about RGT@LCM or its exams please contact Merv Young:

Performance Awards

Currently RGT@LCM offers guitarists in the U.S. the opportunity to enter for RGT@LCM Filmed or Recorded Performance Awards.

Students can video or record their performances and then upload their recordings for a formal assessment by an RGT@LCM examiner at any time throughout the year.

For more information about Performance Awards click here

Guitar Grade and Diploma Exams

RGT@LCM grade exams, diplomas and live Performance Awards exams can potentially be held in any U.S. city or state providing there are a sufficient number of entrants to make an examiner trip from the UK viable. The minimum number of candidates required depends very much upon the location and the levels being entered, but would normally be approximately 50 candidates. For more information, contact our U.S. representative above.

Popular Music Theory Exams

These are written examinations and there are no minimum entry numbers required. If you would like to enter for a popular music theory exam contact our U.S. representative above.

Exam Handbooks

To obtain RGT@LCM examination handbooks in the USA we recommend the following online stockist of RGT@LCM and Registry Publications books:

Find a Guitar Teacher

To view the details of RGT@LCM guitar teachers in this country click here.

Late entries are permissible up to 7 days after the entry deadline on payment of the late entry fee. Entries made after this period are subject to availability and are charged at double the published fee.

Fee information is available at

General Enquiries: 020 8231 2751 -
Membership Enquiries: 020 8231 2055 -

RGT@LCM, University of West London, St Mary's Road, London W5 5RF


Honorary Patrons

Sir Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Hank Marvin, Ronnie Wood, Suzi Quatro, Carlos Bonell, Neil Murray, Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, John Illsley, Glenn Tilbrook, Dave Kelly