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.
Theory and Musicianship is learning the language of music and arguably the equivalent of learning the road rules prior to driving. Many parents are not aware of these additional examinable components within instrumental exams which are outlined in the AMEB syllabus. As a music educator and teacher, it is my mission to help parents better understand what is involved in the preparation for an exam beyond both technical exercises and repertoire.