I prepare students for exams (AMEB, Trinity or other). However, I believe exams should not be used as a curriculum where you only ever learn 3-5 pieces a year and a few scales, moving up to the next grade year after year. I like to emphasize the journey over the destination. I am a strong believer in developing musicianship in students before they undertake any sort of exams. I want my students to be exposed to lots of different kinds of music, understand music theory, develop a good technique, gain experience as a performer and playing with others, create, improvise and develop aural skills.