My children both play instruments. My 11 year old plays the clarinet and did grades 3 and 4 with ABRSM and then moved to Trinity for grades 5 and 6. She got a distinction in grade 6 just after her 11th birthday. She prefers Trinity because it seems a bit more performance based.
My 10 year old is working towards grade 5 on the trombone. He's doing fine with ABRSM but it seems a bit more dull. Not just the scales but it just seems more structured and less interesting...am I wrong? Does anyone know anything about brass instruments and Trinity? (I should just add - they are never going to be professionals or anything. This is for fun, plain and simple. They just both love working towards a goal, hence doing exams.)