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TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board

by Tim Topham

We all know the dread that can come with exams. Today, guests Mark and Nav from Music Teachers Board in the UK explain a potential way to make exams positive and a more pleasant experience for students. Mark and Nav break down the options that come with exams through MTB using technology, examiner training, and ... TC260: How to Make Exams a Positive Experience with the Music Teacher’s Board

09/24/2021 Read more

Everything You Need to Know about the New AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus

by Tim Topham

How does the new syllabus differ from the old one?

12/11/2018 Read more

The New AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus – Frequently Asked Questions

by Tim Topham

AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus The AMEB – Australian Music Examinations Board – has released its brand new Series 18. For Australian piano teachers, this is very exciting! I have noticed a lot of questions coming in, especially if the new AMEB Series 18 Piano syllabus has anything to do with the Piano for Leisure ... The New AMEB Series 18 Piano Syllabus – Frequently Asked Questions

12/03/2018 Read more

A Creative Take on the New ABRSM Piano Syllabus

by Rebecca Singerman-Knight

Let's take a creative look at the new ABRSM piano syllabus.

07/09/2018 Read more

How to Create a Piano Syllabus by the Author of AMEB Piano for Leisure Series 4

by Tim Topham

This article first appeared in The Piano Teacher magazine, Issue 11, 2017. Access the full online magazine for free here. ***Discount Available for Australian readers: 20% off and free shipping. Find out more here. Available for a limited time.*** Have you ever thought how much fun it would be to create your own set of ... How to Create a Piano Syllabus by the Author of AMEB Piano for Leisure Series 4

11/15/2017 Read more

AMEB PIANO FOR LEISURE SERIES 4

by Tim Topham

About PFL Series 4 Piano for Leisure Series 4, which is only available in Australia, is designed to inspire and motivate students and teachers through well-chosen, sequenced repertoire and creative teaching recommendations and ideas. Here’s what you’ll get in these books: A series of 9 graded examination repertoire books 12 inspiring pieces in each book ... AMEB PIANO FOR LEISURE SERIES 4

06/28/2017 Read more
 

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The Ultimate Guide to Piano Exam Syllabuses: Which One Is Best for Your Students?

by Sean Wales

Piano Exam Syllabuses There is an abundance of piano exam syllabuses out there. It can be confusing and overwhelming when choosing which exam your students should sit. The language is hard to understand and it’s difficult to get your head around all of the various requirements, especially when you have multiple students sitting different exams. ... The Ultimate Guide to Piano Exam Syllabuses: Which One Is Best for Your Students?

04/26/2017 Read more

Behind the Piano Examiner’s Desk: What Is It Really Like?

by Dr Mark McGee

Welcome to our second guest post this month by an AMEB piano examiner. The first article explained everything you need to know about a Rockschool piano exam- click here to read that post.  Today, we are very privileged to have Dr Mark McGee presenting his thoughts on being a piano examiner.  Mark is Assistant Director ... Behind the Piano Examiner’s Desk: What Is It Really Like?

04/24/2017 Read more

How do Rockschool Piano Exams Work?

by Stuart Storer

This month, to help piano teachers with their understanding of piano exams, I have two fantastic guest posts from experienced AMEB examiners.  Today’s post is all about a creative new piano syllabus. Rockschool is a syllabus run in the United Kingdom and they have teamed up with AMEB to bring it here.  It is all ... How do Rockschool Piano Exams Work?

04/12/2017 Read more

TTTV044: Studying for an AMEB Teaching Diploma with Tess Hill

by Tim Topham

Looking for this month’s free download? Scroll down and get instant access to Tess’ updated Resource File with quick links to everything you need. The best teachers are lifelong learners, always questioning the way they do things and trying to better themselves. When we continue to learn, we stay passionate about our teaching and have ... TTTV044: Studying for an AMEB Teaching Diploma with Tess Hill

06/04/2016 Read more

How to pass an AMusA Diploma exam

by Tim Topham

If you’re a teacher or student living in Australia, you will no doubt be aware that the AMusA (Associate of Music Australia) is considered one of the benchmark qualifications for performers and teachers in this country and is a qualification to which most advanced classical students rightly aspire. It is a Diploma-level music exam equivalent to ... How to pass an AMusA Diploma exam

09/09/2015 Read more

Making the most of the AMEB Manual List | The Piano Teacher Magazine

by Tim Topham

How should I use the Manual List? While the Australian Music Examinations Board  (AMEB) releases music books for each grade level whenever they update their exam syllabuses, there is a wealth of other great pieces listed permanently in the syllabus under the “Manual List”. Remember that the exam books for each grade only feature around three ... Making the most of the AMEB Manual List | The Piano Teacher Magazine

08/26/2014 Read more