Another great way to help students form goals is for them to do AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) piano exams.
This will help them learn a variety of pieces from different genres and composers, as well as some of the historical background.
While some teachers will push their students through these exams each year, I think it's more important to develop good playing technique and take them one step at a time.
I also like to mix other pieces in during this time, not only to expand the student's repertoire, but also to make things more interesting!
- Regular Practice at least 5-6 days a week
- Learning aural tests and general knowledge from the beginning
- Play your examination pieces for friends and family. (or at competitions)