AMEB Theory Workbook – To be introduced July 2019

Theory & Musicianship Classes for Primary School Students

We are extremely excited to see that AMEB has finally created a coursebook for teachers and students to work through that directly correlates with the compulsory theory exams that are required for completion by all instrumentalists that undertake AMEB exams from Grade 6 and above.

This is a true reflection of the growing need for students to have a strong foundation in musicianship and not only instrumental technique at the commencement of their music studies. An introduction into theory and musicianship encourages confidence in students to have a holistic understanding of how to read music independently and develop good aural skills before the challenges of instrumental technique and posture become apparent. From personal experience, it is these gaps in knowledge of theory and musicianship (aural and sight-reading skills) which has deterred young students from pursuing their music studies long term. This is because they have not had specific training in these areas and are consequently not well prepared for these components embedded in all instrumental AMEB exams (from Grade 1 and above). They also may experience an overall slower progression as they do not have the confidence to independently learn new pieces at home through sight-reading the music or playing by ear.

Don’t hesitate to introduce young students to theory and musicianship either before or in conjunction to when they commence private instrumental lessons to give your child a head start.

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