P Plate Piano for Beginners
An exciting program for beginner piano students.

P Plate Piano comprises a series of three bright, colourful piano books for beginner pianists who have completed their first tutor. At Eastman Academy of Music we will be starting this program in 2010. Young students looking at beginning piano are encourgaed to contact us now to start this course for 2010 as there are limited vacancies.

A Complementary Publication

The books are designed to complement the teacher’s existing teaching methods and provide perfect preparation for AMEB Preliminary Piano or Preliminary Piano for Leisure. The books feature stunning artwork, fun activities and informative text written by nationally respected music educator, Elissa Milne.

The program introduces a range of musical styles and techniques that are essential for developing young pianists. The pieces are presented with bright illustrations and fun activities to engage students with the music and sustain their interest.

Students are strongly encouraged to explore different sounds using the full range of the piano and there is lots of scope for creativity and improvisation.


Optional non-graded assessments are available at the completion of each book. Students can perform three pieces selected for assessment alone or in groups and parent and teacher participation is encouraged.  At the end of the performance the student will receive a certificate issued by the AMEB acknowledging the student’s achievement. A report written by an AMEB examiner will be sent to the student's teacher soon after the performance. On completion of Book 3 in addition to a certificate, students will receive a credit card style P-Plate Piano licence.


P Plate Piano Website

This P-Plate Piano website will provide a range of invaluable teaching resources and activities for students to reinforce their learning. Regularly updated vodcasts demonstrating teaching techniques and tips for presenting the program to students will be available with a teachers’ forum to share ideas and experiences. A hall of fame showcasing student performances and an online student journal will also feature on the website.