Introducing Piano for Leisure Series 4

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AMEB is proud to release the fourth series of Piano for Leisure grade books and recordings & handbooks. This is the culmination of eighteen months of research and development by the AMEB's Publishing department in collaboration with Syllabus Consultant Tim Topham.

The series features:

  • Grade books for Preliminary to Grade 8, containing a total of 108 pieces in a variety of styles.
  • A selection of appealing works by Australian composers in each book.
  • Performance notes and creative teaching suggestions from Grade Book Consultant Tim Topham.
  • Recordings & handbooks, featuring detailed analyses of each grade book work alongside a wealth of background information.
  • These books come with downloadable recordings of each piece in the corresponding grade book.

A launch was held in November at the Yamaha Premium Piano Centre in South Melbourne, where Tim Topham introduced the series while Caroline Almonte performed a few of the pieces on one of the gorgeous Yamaha pianos. Teachers, examiners, AMEB VIPs and a few students were present at the launch.

Copies of the books are available from our online shop. Recordings of the pieces are available for all grades and were performed by Caroline Almonte and Ian Munro, and recorded by Jarrad Gilson at Oaklands Studio. The recordings are available as digital downloads with the Handbooks.

AMEB CEO, Bernard Depasquale, welcomes everyone to the launch.

Tim Topham, Syllabus Consultant, demonstrates the educational value of the new grade books.

Caroline Almonte performs several pieces from the new grade books.

The team: Bernard Depasquale, AMEB CEO; Jarrad Gilson from Oaklands Studios; David Howell, AMEB Typesetter; Steven Hodgson, Head of Publishing AMEB; Caroline Almonte, Recording artist; Tim Topham, Syllabus Consultant.

Caroline Almonte with Dr Jane Hammond and Nadene Gilmore from Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School.
New Piano for Leisure books on a piano at the Piano for Leisure Series 4 launch

Read about the launch of our newest Piano for Leisure grade books and recordings & handbooks produced in collaboration with Syllabus Consultant Tim Topham.

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