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TTTV036: All about AMEB exams with Bernard Depasquale

by Tim Topham

The AMEB has been examining music students in Australia for almost one hundred years, but they’re certainly not stuck in the past. They offer online music theory exams, piano for leisure and have recently added Rock School exams. As their 100 year anniversary approaches AMEB are looking for new ways to support the work of ... TTTV036: All about AMEB exams with Bernard Depasquale

03/25/2016 Read more

TTTV017: All about ABRSM Piano Exams with Tim Arnold

by Tim Topham

This is the second in a series of podcasts taking a look piano exams. Today I’m talking with Tim Arnold about the most global music exam board, the ‘Associated Boards of the Royal Schools of Music‘. ABRSM is the UK’s largest music education body, one of its largest music publishers and the world’s leading provider of music exams, ... TTTV017: All about ABRSM Piano Exams with Tim Arnold

10/25/2015 Read more

Deliberate Play v. Deliberate Practice

by Tim Topham

Deliberate Practice I’ve talked at length in previous posts about the importance of “Deliberate Practice”, a phrase made popular in Geoff Colvin’s brilliant book, “Talent is Overrated”, in making your limited practice time more effective. But can you actually do too much practice? We’ve all heard that “too much of anything is a bad thing” ... Deliberate Play v. Deliberate Practice

11/13/2011 Read more