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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

TTTV031: RCM exams with Elaine Rusk

by Tim Topham

As part of practice and motivation month at topmusic.co,  today we’re taking a closer look at the RCM exams. Exams can be a great motivator for students, if used wisely. Having an upcoming exam can lead to a big spike in student practice times. Of course we don’t want students only working when there’s an exam ... TTTV031: RCM exams with Elaine Rusk

02/19/2016 Read more

TTTV016: ANZCA Piano Exams with Tony Betros

by Tim Topham

This is the first in a multi-part series taking a look at the main exam boards around the world. Piano exams play a big role in piano teaching in many countries. Even if you’re in country where exams are less popular, there’s a lot to be learned by looking at the different exam boards and ... TTTV016: ANZCA Piano Exams with Tony Betros

10/18/2015 Read more

TTTV002: Using piano improv to create a musician for life with Christopher Norton

by Tim Topham

Ever wondered how the master of contemporary piano music, Christopher Norton, teaches improvising to beginners? Interested in learning the secrets he’s gleamed about teaching improvising over more than 30 years of composing, teaching and presenting? Like the idea of teaching improving by starting with written music rather than thin air? It’s great to be spending time ... TTTV002: Using piano improv to create a musician for life with Christopher Norton

03/31/2015 Read more