What type of piano exams are now offered by the AMEB

A long time ago when I first learnt piano, they only offered the classical so-called Pianoforte exams. It was all under the AMEB (Australian Music Examinations Board) in which you would prepare for exams and do them at the Conservatorium.

These days, they’ve introduced the Piano for Leisure series which is great. They’re up to Series 3 which means there’s a great selection of pieces from the classical period, modern movie themes, modern pop songs, jazz pieces and really contemporary compositions. As a result, I think more kids are able to stick to the instrument for a longer period of time, and enjoy the pieces. Getting the right song to students is important in motivating them to practice.