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 consistency throughout the process.
This episode may just challenge you to change up how your students do exams in your studio.
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Mark Kesel is the founder, chief examiner, and head of trumpet and cornet at the Music Teachers Board. With over 40 years’ experience as a classical performer, arranger, composer and instrumental teacher of students of all ages and experience from beginner to university, Mark Kesel has been Chief Examiner for MTB Exams throughout the development of the Board, overseeing its gaining recognition from Ofqual and UCAS as well as the development and launch of MTB’s Pre-Grades and Grade 1-8 qualifications.
Naveen Arles is the community and development manager for the Music Teachers Board. Nav has established himself as an energetic, inspirational vocal leader and animateur. Founder of MDBrunch, his 36 years in music incorporates 26 years of creating singing groups of all ages and skills.
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Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.