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KEY SKILLS (LIVE) - Drogheda

KEY SKILLS returns as a live event to a number of venues, nationwide. Devised by RIAM Professors Reamonn Keary and Lorna Horan, this immensely popular workshop for piano teachers examines all repertoire from the new RIAM 2023 Piano Albums, with performances, discussions, and tips on how to approach the technical and musical challenges of all pieces.

Description

This Autumn, Key Skills will come to a number of centres throughout the country to present the RIAM piano syllabus and new 2023 piano albums.

Key Skills will be held as a 1-day workshop from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with all exam grades covered in progressive order.

All Piano Album repertoire from Elementary to Grade VIII will be performed and discussed, with particular focus on the technical and musical details that can cause difficulty for the student.

The Dublin workshops 18th and 25th of September will be recorded and will be made available as a REPLAY option.

 

See below for other date options: 

4th September 2022 - Ursuline Convent, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

11th September 2022 - The Connacht Hotel, Galway, Co. Galway

18th September 2022 - Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin (1-day workshop)

25th September 2022 - Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin (1-day workshop)

Course Handbook

All Key Skills 2022 course participants will receive a copy of the Key Skills Handbook on the day of their workshop, containing all scores for all pieces from the new 2023 Piano Albums with teaching notes for each grade by Lorna Horan.

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

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