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 music teachers across Australia. The online music theory exams are great for busy piano parents and the Rock School exams are an exciting addition for those students looking for a less traditional track. AMEB is also looking at ways to provide more professional development opportunities for music teachers, to continue to promote music learning in Australia.
Bernard Depasquale has been working with the AMEB for the last 8 years , and he’s on the podcast today to explain what it is that makes the AMEB different, and what their plans are for the future.
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What did you find most interesting about their approach the piano exams? Do you like the idea of the Rock School or Piano for Leisure syllabi?
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.