One of the most exciting aspects of creating the P Plate Piano series with the Australian Music Examination Board has been their corporate commitment to the project. So many times in business (let alone the print music business) lateral thinking is simply not part of the equation, so it has been a joy to be involved in a project that really is designed for the 21st century.
So this is the first examination board-produced repertoire series ever to have its very own website, and that website has just gone ‘live’ at http://www.pplatepiano.com.au
Still not live are the online student journal, the teachers forum and some other bells and whistles, but this website does have some nice features already, including some short videos we made at the end of last year. And I’ll be reporting on when new features are added as the year goes on.
I’m still very much involved with the project, with launch events still running til the end of May. And I will be fascinated to see how the first assessments work out: the opportunity for very young piano students to participate in affirming and celebratory assessments will be an enormous (and positive) change in how piano teachers approach piano exams.
And positive change in the music education culture makes me really excited!