Grade levels for music? Based on a 6 level scale in which Gr 5 would be University level bands and Gr. 6 the top playing level for professional playing. I found this page...related to strings but appropriate: http://www.ithaca.edu/music/strings/asta/gradelevels.html I believe that the UK has a different "system" going to a higher number of grade.... 8? 9? as does the Royal Conservatory of Music out of Toronto (probably based on the UK system).