Why do AMEB Exams?
Every year thousands of Australians of all ages sit AMEB exams in music and speech & drama for a variety of reasons. Many take exams at the advice of their teacher or as a prerequisite for tertiary entrance or as a benchmark of their education or for recognition of their year’s hard work and achievement.
Preparing for an exam requires a significant amount of planning and hard work. Exams provide clearly defined goal posts that are a powerful motivating force. Leading musicians and educators set realistic and appropriate goals within AMEB syllabuses and examinations are an opportunity for students to measure themselves against these goals.
For many people, one of the hardest parts of taking an exam is presenting your programme on stage in front of an audience of strangers. Performing in front of others helps to develop poise and confidence: life skills that are useful for all sorts of future endeavors including making presentations, public speaking or even just giving a toast at a party.
Every candidate that completes an exam receives a personal written report from their examiner. This independent feedback encourages the student to progress by highlighting areas of strength and weakness under performance conditions to help guide students in their development.
The feedback provided can confirm issues previously identified by the teacher and also introduce areas for improvement and further study. Each successful candidate receives an official certificate recognising their achievement. This certificate is a tangible reminder of a milestone achieve and a source of great pride. AMEB’s qualifications provide a national benchmark and are recognised across Australia and internationally.
Most students completing exams are not necessarily on their way to becoming professional musicians or actors. That being said, there is overwhelming evidence demonstrating that childhood music and speech education leads to well-rounded, high performing adults across all fields. For students to set and then achieve a goal such as an exam, they are learning the value of hard work, discipline, and the incredible feats they are capable of in their lives ahead.
Have you or someone you live with always wanted to sing? Or play piano or violin? Don’t wait! Gunnedah Conservatorium offers quality music and speech and drama instruction for all ages.
We have some great spots available in our vocal studios for Term 2 with sought after afternoon times available for students from Year 3 and up. We also cater for adult learners. Is musical theatre your love? – Start singing your favourites with us now.
Contact the Gunnedah Conservatorium office on 6742 3998 to enrol and secure a spot for Term 2.
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Instrumental: Thursday 20 May
Music: Thursday May 27 to Saturday May 29
Speech & Drama: Tuesday June 1 to Friday June 4
Dance: Friday June 18 to Sunday June 20
Parents and guardians of school-aged children can apply for the $100 voucher through Service NSW to use at Gunnedah Conservatorium.
These vouchers assist students to access important learning experiences, such as music and drama lessons which are central in helping young people to enrich their learning experiences and build important social and critical thinking skills.
To claim your voucher please follow these steps:
STEP 1: Go to SERVICE NSW - Click this link
STEP 2: CLICK "APPLY ONLINE"
STEP 3: Create a login to access your account
STEP 4: Verify your details wih your ID
STEP 5: Verify your child’s details with a Medicare card
STEP 6: Provide basic information about the activity you are enrolling in.
STEP 7: Receive your voucher number
If you have any questions, please phone the office on 6742 3998