I'm in my thirties; I've played acoustic guitar for about a decade, but recently took up "proper instruments" flute and piano as a beginner - playing from score, learning scales, etc rather than just bashing chords. I did do up to grade 3 classical guitar (in the UK) as a young child so I luckily can read music, etc.
I have been having semi-formal lessons and bought myself some ABRSM grade 1-3 books on both instruments.
I'd frankly feel a bit of a fool turning up as a grown man, to do a grade 1 piano exam, and I wondered if there is any point doing grades other than for a sense of achievement. If I work through pieces and grade requirements, is there a benefit to taking the exams?
Do many adults take the grade exams, especially the very low grades?