CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang - Creative Music Education

CPTP119: Con Brio Online Examinations with Peter Wang

By Tim Topham | Exams

Feb 23

Having built a successful music studio, Peter Wang wasn’t done. Now, he and his colleagues are trying to make their mark on the music exam world with Con Brio exams.

Peter Wang

They’ve set about addressing some of the common concerns teachers have with traditional exam systems. Con Brio exams can be applied for at any time, from anywhere in the world. Their online system makes this easy and flexible for teachers.

Con Brio exams also have a vast selection of pieces to choose from. They are passionate about every student loving their exam repertoire – not just playing it to get the grade.

Take a listen to learn more about these interesting and innovative exams.

Transcript

If you’d like to download a PDF transcript of this episode, please click below.

Inner Circle Members: You can access your PDF download now from the Resource Library. Not a member?

In this episode, you’ll learn

  • Why Peter and his colleagues decided to create their own exam system
  • What they want to improve on from the traditional exam boards
  • The structure of Con Brio exams
  • Why they chose to use a video recording instead of live exams
  • How they tackle the authenticity issue
  • How they plan to make their examiners are consistent
  • Why they have not included a technical requirement

Links Mentioned

Today’s Sponsor

The jewel in the crown of the Casio piano range is the Celviano Grand Hybrid. The premise behind this instrument was to merge the finest elements of an acoustic piano’s authenticity with the benefits of innovative Casio digital sound technology. A unique collaboration with the esteemed acoustic grand piano manufacturer C. Bechstein, has resulted in a stunning hybrid instrument. Each Grand Hybrid is equipped with a Natural Grand Hammer mechanism, full-length, wooden grand piano keys and an exquisite selection of three world-renowned acoustic grand pianos tones.

Casio CELVIANO Grand Hybrid Pianos offer a full range of functions that provide meticulous support for music lessons such as recording functions, Hall Simulator, Headphone Mode, USB and MIDI connections and Line input and output connections.

Unlike acoustic instruments, no tuning is required and the keyboard mechanism does not require any adjustment, which can mean significant savings in terms of maintenance costs.

For more information click here to see the Celviano in action.

Get $100 off Annual Inner Circle Membership

As a valued podcast listener, you’re eligible for a $100 discount on an annual Inner Circle Membership. This discount lasts for as long as you’re a member and whatever price you sign up for today is the price you’ll pay as long as you remain a member.

Copy this coupon code to use when you see the “Coupon Code” box:  PIANOPODCAST.

Become a Member

Thank you for Tuning In!

There are a lot of podcasts you could be tuning into today, and I’m grateful that you’ve chosen mine.

Whether you’re at the gym, on the bike or in the car, I know that you and your students will get lots out of what you learn in the long run.

Just make sure you try out some of the ideas before they get lost in the business of your next lessons!

If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it by using the social media buttons on the left of the page.

Also, kindly consider taking the 60-seconds it takes to leave an honest review and rating for the podcast on iTunes or on my Facebook page. Reviews are extremely helpful when it comes to show’s ranking and you can bet that I read every single one of them personally.

Lastly, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to get automatic updates every time a new episode goes live.

How do you feel about online examinations?

Is there anything that excites you about this new way of examining? Do you have any concerns about the way it works?

Follow

About the Author

Best-known for his blogging and teaching, Tim is also a well-respected presenter, performer and accompanist based in Melbourne, Australia. You can check him out on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

>