VMTA Summer Piano Workshop Program


VMTA Summer Piano Workshop Program 2019

An in-depth pedagogical exploration of EVERY BOOK in the new AMEB Piano Series 18

Presenters include: 

Caroline Almonte
Recording Producer - AMEB Piano Series 18
Glenn Riddle
Syllabus Consultant - AMEB Piano Syllabus  2019
Dr Julie Haskell
Kristian Chong

Full Day Workshop 1: Sunday 17 February 2019

Preliminary to Grade 4 (Level 1)

Full Day Workshop 2: Sunday 24 February 2019

Grade 5 to Grade 8 (Level 2)


Yamaha Premium Piano Centre
17B Market St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

About AMEB Piano Series 18

A new AMEB Piano Syllabus and associated publications was released on 15 November and will be available for examination in 2019. The release comes after a two-year review process, including consultation with focus groups comprising piano teachers from around the country. This represents the first full review of the Piano Syllabus since 2008 and includes a revision of all technical work requirements and repertoire. The new suite of publications, Piano Series 18 includes grade books from Preliminary to Grade 8, Recordings and Handbooks, a Sight-Reading book and Technical Work Book.

VMTA Summer Piano Workshop Program

This is your opportunity to deep dive into each book in the new Piano Series 18!

The VMTA Summer Piano Workshop Program is designed to build on successful launch events around the country by providing an in-depth pedagogical exploration of the new AMEB Piano Series 18.

More than an overview, this program has been carefully put together to fully explore the new series and to ensure depth and quality of professional learning. Over two FULL DAYS on consecutive Sundays, our expert presenters will systematically explore each book from Preliminary to Grade 8 and the various approaches to teaching the repertoire.

Our presenters are acclaimed musicians and outstanding leaders in piano pedagogy. We are absolutely thrilled to bring you this opportunity and look forward to seeing many piano teachers at this event.

Workshop 1 will cover Preliminary to Grade 4 (Level 1) and Workshop 2 will cover Grades 5-8 (Level 2). One and two day bookings are available at member, non-member and student rates.


  VMTA Member  Non-Member Student
One Day Rate $175 $250 $80
Two Day Rate $265 $350 $120

Inclusive of morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 

How to Book

To book and pay by credit card online visit https://www.trybooking.com/446798.

Please contact the office by email or phone (03) 5243 4200 if you need to arrange an alternative method of payment and we will send you a direct booking form and invoice.


Special Offer - 20% discount for Piano Series 18 publications!


As a special offer to VMTA Summer Piano Workshop participants, Print Music Works is offering a 20% discount on the purchase of all Series 18 publications and the printed 2019 Manual of Syllabuses. This offer is available online through Print Music Works, includes free shipping, and will run until 24 February 2019. The 20% discount offer also applies to any other item sold by Print Music Works. To redeem this offer, enter the discount code before checking out (look for the 'apply discount code' prompt on the payment page and enter the code in the space shown). The discount code will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email.

To purchase items in the AMEB Piano Series 18 visit https://www.printmusicworks.com.au/ameb-piano-series-18.html. Print Music Works will also be there on each day of the workshop, giving you the opportunity to view and purchase any items in person with the 20% discount still applicable.

You will also have an exclusive opportunity to view Yamaha's stunning display of premium pianos. Hear the latest technology in action with a staff member on hand to answer your queries.

How to get there

Registration is at 8.30am. There is ample parking in the area including a Care Park near the corner of Moray & Market Street, and also Moray & Chessel Street.

Further Information

Genevieve Newton
General Manager
Tel: (03) 5243 4200

The VMTA gratefully acknowledges the support of Yamaha Music Australia and AMEB Federal Office. 

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