Category Archives: Exams

7 REASONS PIANO TEACHERS USE GRADED MUSIC EXAMS

What memories do YOU have of your very first piano exam? Can you still visualise the waiting room, the exam room, the front cover of your exam book? Can you remember what sort of day it was? What do you remember about the examiner? And how did your music-making experience go? You maybe still have the […]

THE JOY OF SCALES | PART 6: THREE TOP TIPS FOR EXAM PREPARATION

As teachers many of us enter our students for exams. For many boards, scales are an integral part of the assessment system. In today’s post I am going to share three top tips to help your students get the most out of the experience and, as a consequence, achieve higher marks! PREPARATION I’ve already spent […]

THE JOY OF SCALES | PART 2: SINGING & TETRACHORDS

First, Sharon and I would like to say that we know we don’t have the magic key or solution when it comes to teaching and learning about scales! We know that not everyone will necessarily agree with some of our ideas along the way and that is just fine – no, honestly it really is. […]

PAM WEDGWOOD: AT LEAST 10 THINGS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT THIS POPULAR COMPOSER

Sharon, Director & Co-Founder of The Curious Piano Teachers, writes: Jazzin’ About. After Hours. It’s Never Too Late. Up-Grade!  If you’ve used these piano repertoire series with your piano pupils, then the name Pam Wedgwood will definitely ring a bell! This week, Sally and I have taken a break from blog-writing. Meanwhile, Pam has taken a […]