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Trinity Aural Test Training 2017
We at E-MusicMaestro have recently spent a long time updating our TrinityAural Test Training programme to accommodate the new 2017 specification. Peter has been very busy with recording and producing the new videos. We are pleased to say that Trinity now recommends Aural Test training to teachers so it has all been worthwhile!
It was good to meet so many teachers, including several E-MusicMaestro subscribers, at the 2017 Music and Drama Expo in London and E-MusicMaestro was a finalist in the Best Digital and Technological Resource Award. This was closely followed by an invitation to demonstrate E-MusicMaestro resources at the Nottinghamshire Music Hub conference, where Sandy also had a great time catching up with old friends and teaching colleagues.
Latest development - online assessment
E-MusicMaestro's latest development is a new service, video-based Performance Assessment. Performance Assessment is not an exam – it's friendly feedback that focuses positively on what a music student is achieving, and offers expert advice on how to improve. It can be a way of reinforcing teaching and learning, it can be used as a pre-exam assessment and it's also ideal for adult candidates who would much rather video their best playing than risk being too nervous to perform well on the day of an exam. E-MusicMaestro assessors are highly qualified musicians, with broad experience as examiners and adjudicators; all have enhanced, up-to-date Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.
Keeping up with the E-MusicMaestro blog
Don't forget to keep up with the E-MusicMaestro blog this year – it's easy to subscribe to our RSS feed so that you don't miss any new ones! For example, using the Firefox browser, just go to our blog and click on the RSS feed icon.
You can do this in Chrome too. Add the browser extension first then click on the icon in your toolbar to add our blog to your choices. Look out for more Music Parent posts, Learning tips and great teaching ideas from E-MusicMaestro contributor, Janet Noakes this year in her Useful Pianist blog, including games, help with teaching piano geography and sight reading!
Sandy Holland & Peter Noke