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Royal Irish Academy Of Music

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Royal Irish Academy Of Music

36-38 Westland Row,
Dublin 2.

Tel +353 1 6764412

Fax +353 1 6622798


Web: www.riam.ie

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Royal Irish Academy Of Music …

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.

Events at Royal Irish Academy Of Music …

Fri 12th January - Friday 23rd March ... The Pianist’s Salon: A 10-week course at the Royal Irish Academy of Music

Pianists Salon

Would you like to join a weekly gathering of piano teachers and adult pianists who will perform for each other and be tutored by one of RIAM’s most noted pedagogues? Then this course is for you! Join Professor Anthony Byrne on this interactive, lively and varied course between January and March 2018. Anthony’s course will cover the following:
Constructive feedback on your own piano performance. Detailed advice on your issues when teaching Local Centre exam piano pieces and scales. Going that extra mile – polishing students for their optimum performance. Developing good piano technique in all ages and stages. A journey of discovery – understanding what makes the great pianists ‘great’

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  • €395 - SOLD OUT


    Ten Friday mornings from 10am to 12 noon

    12/1, 19/1, 26/1, 2/2, 9/2, 16/2, 23/2, 2/3, 13/3, 23/3


    As performance is a critical part of this course, participants should be piano teachers or adult pianists who would be at least grade 8 standard and who are still actively playing the piano.


    All students will receive a certificate of completion from the RIAM.


    This course is limited to 10 students and application is done on a first come, first served basis. To secure your place, simply apply online through the RIAM Eventbrite page.


    The course costs €395.

    Date and Time

    Fri, 12 Jan 2018, 10:00 –

    Fri, 23 Mar 2018, 12:00 GMT

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Multiple Dates Starts Friday 12th January ... 11:11 Concert Series

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Fri 12 Jan | Fri 19th Jan | Fri 26th Jan | Fri 2nd Feb | Fri 9th Feb | Fri 16th Feb | Fri 23rd Feb | Fri 2nd Mar | Fri 9th Mar | Fri 16th Mar | Fri 23rd Mar
Back for a third season! Once again the 11 Friday coffee morning concerts at 11.00 am will take place in the intimate setting of the Academy’s Organ Room. A chance for audiences to savour some of Ireland’s finest emerging talents - the musical stars of tomorrow, with the special added blend of guest appearances by RIAM staff and alumni. Friday mornings have never tasted so good! Location - Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin. Refund Policy: Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Multiple Dates ... Mozart: La Finta Giardinera

Mozart La Finta

Sun 14th, Tues 16th, Wed 17th, Fri 19th, Sat 20th January
Ben Barnes, director | Andrew Synnott, conductor
Love, revenge, madness... and an undercover gardener! In a world where the eponymous “Gardener” unsuccessfully tries to put distance between herself and the man she loves (who has stabbed her in a fit of misplaced jealousy), a jilted lover tries to come between his woman and her new fiancé, and a bad tempered young servant lays romantic claims to her older master, anything can happen.

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  • And it does. This madcap, exuberant opera by the teenage Mozart plants the seeds of the famous operatic works to come but is a fully realised world in its own right with ravishing melodies and ensembles leaving a scorched landscape (emotional and horticultural) in its wake as the lovers run through the gamut of high emotions towards an exhausted and tenuous happy ending. Presented in collaboration with Design for Stage and Screen, IADT Dún Laoghaire
    Location: Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin. Refunds up to 7 days before event.

    Multiple dates:
    Sunday 14th January ... 7.30pm
    Tuesday 16th January ... 7.30pm
    Wednesday 17th January ... 7.30pm
    Friday 19th January ... 7.30pm
    Saturday 20th January ... 4pm

    €17 - €25

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Mon 15th, Tues 16th January ... Violin Masterclass with Daniel Rowland

Violin Daniel Rowland

International Visiting Artist, Daniel Rowland, one of the most charismatic and creative violinists of his generation, returns to work with aspiring violinists over two days this January. Location: Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin. Free

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Wednesday 17th January ... RIAM 17/18 Guest Lecture Series

Riam Guest Lecture Jan 17

Described by Gramophone Magazine as “an original and discriminating pianist”, Daniel Grimwood, visits the Academy for the first time to deliver a lecture entitled ‘The John Field Effect’. This fascinating insight into arguably Ireland’s most celebrated composer internationally will no doubt be of huge interest to followers of Field. Date and Time: Wed 17 January 2018 - 13:00 – 14:00 GMT - Location: Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row, Dublin

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Saturday 20th January ... Lifting the Lid ... Off! (Dublin)

Lifting The Lid Off

Following on from the success of her workshops throughout the country in 2017, Thérèse Fahy returns with an intensive weekend workshop where she will further explore senior piano repertoire featured on the Grade VI to Senior Certificate piano exams. Over the course of the two days, Thérèse will explore technique, genre, style and much more.
Day 1 - 2.30pm to 5.30pm: Exploring Grade VI and VII
Day 2 - 11.00 am - 1.00 pm: Thérèse teaches a masterclass with students | 2.30pm to 5.30pm: Exploring Grade VIII and Senior Certificate

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Thursday 25th Jan - Thursday 15th February ... The Musicianship Clinic: A music theory course at the RIAM Grades Prep-5

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The Musicianship Clinic: A Music Theory Course at the RIAM
Did you know that on successful completion of a Local Centre theory exam, candidates will be exempt from theory questions (grades Elementary to 5) or combined theory/aural theoretical tests (grades 6 to 8) in the same grade practical exam? In fact, they receive an automatic 5/5 or 15/15 mark for this section! We want to help students achieve those marks! The RIAM is delighted to introduce a Musicianship Clinic, a pilot scheme that will run in the Royal Irish Academy of Music from January for 8 weeks between 25th January and 15th March 2018. - €120

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  • Musicianship is important: it provides the skills to engage with music meaningfully while making the learning process enjoyable. The RIAM and Local Centre are keen to nurture these skills and have introduced this clinic with the aim of rolling out workshops tailored to the musicianship needs of Local Centre teachers around the country.

    Gráinne Deery, who will provide an overview of the grades, explore their content and requirements, as well as strategies, where appropriate, for learning, will lead the clinic. She will also use past papers from the Local Centre Theory & Harmony exams relevant to the session as a route into musicianship and addressing any needs as they arise. There is no coursework required and two past exam papers for the relevant grade will be supplied as part of the clinic. A special offer on the RIAM Theory Workout books (3 books for the price of 2) from preparatory to grade 8 will also be available.

    You can sign up for a specific week, a selection of weeks, or for all weeks as best suits your needs. Places are limited to 20.

    General queries:

    Is this clinic for me?

    - Yes, if you teach the Local Centre Theory & Harmony syllabus and want to consolidate your knowledge or consider a new approach.

    - Yes, if you would like to include musicianship in your teaching, or in your own learning.

    - Yes, if you enjoying learning about music.

    - Yes, if you just want to work on a specific grade.

    Do I need to be a teacher?

    - No, you can be a student too. You may also be someone who is thinking about starting to teach or you may just have a general interest in the mechanics of music.

    Do I need to be able to read music?

    - Yes, this is a clinic to address any queries you may have in relation to musicianship, and to offer suggestions and approaches. Being able to read music is essential.


    Preparatory and Grade I

    Note names, values, and rests; time signatures, bar lines, treble and bass clefs; writing and naming notes, tones and semitones; C and G major scales; adding notes to solfa; and observation.

    Grade II and Grade III

    Writing and naming notes and values; grouping and rewriting melodies; adding rests and notes, bar lines; time signatures and descriptions of time signatures; scales of C, G, D, F B♭ major, A, E, and D minor; tonic triads, tones and semitones; transcribing melodies; intervals; completing a melody; rewriting melodies in double and half values; and observation.

    Grade IV

    Major scales up to four sharps and four flats, and minor scales up to two sharps and flats; grouping of rests and notes in simple and compound time, triplets included; major and minor, and perfect intervals; major and minor triads; completing a melody, observation and terminology.

    Grade V

    Keeping the rhythmic effect; grouping; adding rhythm to words; transcribing with the alto clef; major scales up to five sharps and flats, and minor scales up to four sharps and flats, chromatic scales also; intervals including major, minor, perfect, augmented, and diminished; enharmonics; transposition; completing an 8-bar melody; technical names; simple and compound time; observation; instruments of the orchestra.

    About Grainne Deery MMus, BMusEd, HDip, GRIAM, ARIAM

    Gráinne Deery holds a dual appointment as Lecturer in Musicianship at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Lecturer in Music Education at the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education at Maynooth University. As a passionate advocate of music education and key contributor to the development of music education in Ireland, Gráinne was a central figure in the recent development of the new and innovative DipRIAM, an instrumental teaching Diploma focusing on the teaching and learning environment. Gráinne recently served as a committee member of the Society for Music Education in Ireland (SMEI) and the European Piano Teachers’ Association (EPTA). In addition, Gráinne held the position of Chair of the Irish branch of EPTA 2009–2013 during which time she founded and directed the EPTA Ireland Piano Competition.

    Gráinne holds a Masters in Music Performance (University of Leeds), and a Bachelor in Music Education (Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music). In addition, she holds a Higher Diploma in Music Teaching, Graduate and Associate Diplomas in Piano Teaching and was awarded a Commendation for Excellence in Teaching by Trinity College Dublin. As a prizewinner and scholarship recipient Gráinne also continues to be active as a pianist, adjudicator, and piano/keyboard harmony teacher.

    Date and Time

    Thu, 25 Jan 2018, 10:00 –

    Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 13:00 GMT


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