powerbass, I agree that progressive learning with measurable goals is really important, not only for the student but also to keep the teacher focused. In Australia we have the Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Grade system that is similar to the English Trinity and Board systems. Do you have something similar in the US?
Doing Grade exams helps motivate some students more than others and should be only part of the learning process. There is much, much more to learn and teach than the prescribed syllabus for each exam.
Last edited by David Potts : 02-26-2012 at 05:01 AM.