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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

Your Very Own Checklist to Help Students Master Piano Sight Reading

by Tim Topham

Your students can refer to this checklist whenever they practice.

02/05/2019 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 Make Piano Sight-Reading a Fun Activity

by Roberta Wolff

Sometimes our students might find sight-reading a boring and tedious activity. It doesn't have to be that way. Expert guest writer Roberta Wolff tells us how to get our students to 'lock into sight-reading'.

06/05/2018 Read more
 

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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

The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

by Sean Wales

Piano pedagogy has changed, adapted and evolved in so many ways over the past decade. So what does the future of piano teaching look like? Let’s take a glimpse forward and see how we can best prepare for the future of music education. Please continue the discussion in the comments section below. TECHNOLOGY We will ... The Future of Piano Teaching: What Does it Really Look Like?

07/24/2017 Read more

[Creative Piano Infographic] My Open Letter to Piano Parents

by Tim Topham

The Importance of Creativity in Piano Education Today, I would like to share with you a very special creative piano infographic that I have put together about a recent post I wrote. In April, I wrote an open letter to parents of piano students and the response has been incredibly positive. It was something I ... [Creative Piano Infographic] My Open Letter to Piano Parents

05/31/2017 Read more

How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

by Roberta Wolff

It is the million dollar question that all students will ask you at one point during their education: “How can I stop feeling nervous about performing?”.  Performance anxiety is natural and students deal with exams and concerts in different ways. Some students embrace the pressure that comes with it, while others need a helping hand.  ... How to Tackle Piano Performance Anxiety

04/10/2017 Read more

Exploring Piano Exams and Recitals

by Tim Topham

This month, we’re going to focus on two sometimes controversial aspects of piano teaching: exams and recitals. This will include discussions around performing, competitions, festivals, performance anxiety and so forth. We’re going to discuss the best approaches for incorporating exams into your studio, when students should sit exams and how to discuss exams with pushy parents. When it ... Exploring Piano Exams and Recitals

04/03/2017 Read more

Best of AMEB Manual List – Level 2

by Tim Topham

Continuing my previous post… here are my suggestions of the best pieces on the AMEB’s manual list from Grade 5 – 7 (and one from Grade 8 which I haven’t had as much experience with yet). There are heaps more that are probably fantastic which I haven’t yet found, so please educate me with suggestions ... Best of AMEB Manual List – Level 2

05/26/2011 Read more