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Key Skills 2021: REPLAY

Key Skills 2021: REPLAY will give you on-demand access to recordings of the immensely popular Key Skills workshop for piano teachers with Professor Réamonn Keary and RIAM Chief Examiner Lorna Horan, held 21st - 22nd August 2021. Key Skills examines all repertoire from the new RIAM 2022 Piano Albums with performances, discussions, and tips on how to approach the technical and musical challenges on all pieces. Study this course at your own pace: in one concentrate sitting, or broken up by grade or module.

Description

This on-demand course is available NOW until the 1st of April 2022.

Key Skills 2021: REPLAY

This course will give you access to the recorded versions of the two modules from 21st - 22nd August 2021. 

After booking Option 1, Option 2, or both, you will be sent the respective video links with the option to view the course in your own time. - Multiple viewing possible until March 2022.

Please note: There will be no opportunity for any Q & A's. - This is reflected in the reduced course fees!

 

Elementary - Grade V

Ray and Lorna will cover all repertoire from the new RIAM 2022 Piano Albums, with performances and discussion on all pieces, and tips on how to approach the technical and musical challenges in each.

Grade VI - Grade VIII

Ray and Lorna delve into the current Grade VI to VIII books and also explore some of the alternative pieces.

Learning Outcomes

Topics covered will include

• Recognising and conveying the style and character of each piece

• Suggesting teaching and practice methods to overcome the potential challenges in each piece

• Adding the finishing touches that turn an Honours performance into a Distinction

• Approaching the big exam day itself

Prerequisites

Ability: Piano Teachers

Tech: A computer or device with good internet access

Tutors

Réamonn Keary was educated at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Trinity College Dublin, the National University of Ireland Maynooth and in Vienna as a private student of Prof Leonid Brumberg.

He is a Professor and former head of the Keyboard Faculty at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. He frequently gives lectures and workshops on the subject of piano teaching and learning; presenting, for example, the series Piano Keys on RTÉ lyricfm from 2003 to 2017 and the highly popular Key Skills series of workshops for teachers around the country every autumn. He regularly presents masterclasses and has been a guest teacher in Millikin University Illinois and Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna.

Réamonn is highly-regarded as a chamber musician and has performed and recorded with many of the country’s top instrumentalists.

He is closely associated with the RIAM’s Local Centre examination system, having served as the Chairman of the Senior Examiners for many years and annually recording the Local Centre Piano Albums. He is also much in demand as an adjudicator and was a jury member of the Dublin International Piano Competition in 2006 and 2009.

 

Lorna Horan is a musician with extensive international experience.  Her piano training began at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and she subsequently studied at the prestigious Chethams School of Music in Manchester. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Vancouver Academy of Music, where she undertook three years’ postgraduate work.  Lorna is also a masters graduate of the RIAM, where she studied with John O’Conor.
 
Lorna has been the recipient of many distinctions and scholarships for her chamber music and solo playing; she has broad radio and television experience and has worked on a number occasions with the RTE Concert Orchestra.  Lorna has performed throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada.
 
For the past fourteen years Lorna has been a Senior Examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is the Education Officer for the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival and works on the Executive Committee of the Dublin International Piano Competition.

Course Handbook

All Key Skills 2021: REPLAY course participants will also receive a copy of the Key Skills Handbook, containing annotated scores for all pieces from the new Piano Albums by Réamonn Keary, and teaching notes for each grade by Lorna Horan. - Please ensure to submit your postal address incl. EirCode, when booking the course.

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