Making The Grade

In Ireland over 30,000 students prepare for graded piano exams each year. Making The Grade is a musical journey through this demanding educational system from struggling beginners through to accomplished pianists. It is a stirring story of students’ musical passions and perseverance, of teachers’ dedication and patience, of parental ambitions and of many more musical dramas.


Released: April 2018

Director: Ken Wardrop

Producer: Andrew Freedman

Irish Distribution: Element Pictures Distribution

North American Distribution: Gravitas Ventures