Royal Irish Academy of Music Adult Division – Lessons

The Royal Irish Academy of Music (RIAM) launched a new Adult division offering instrumental and vocal lessons, performance opportunities, music appreciation and professional development for adult musicians at all levels, from beginners and advanced to seasoned professionals.

For the first time in RIAM175 years of history, adult musicians and appreciators will have full access to the Academy’s faculty of professional musicians, teachers and doctoral students, many of whom perform in the National Orchestras of Ireland.

Courses lasting eight to 12 weeks will take place twice a year, culminating in a celebratory concert every quarter. Beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons will be available in a variety of disciplines including clarinet, classical piano, flute, French horn, guitar, jazz piano, low brass, vocals, percussion, saxophone, trumpet and violin.

Professional musicians and teachers can sign up for a range of courts Continue professional development courses designed to improve performance and instruction, including RIAM Key skills for piano teachers, Kodaly method and conducting for choristers, and historical interpretation for professional string players.

Each term of the RIAM The adult division will include a new Friday Morning Music Appreciation Series. RIAM Piano teacher Anthony Byrne leads the way with an introduction to the grand piano repertoire and pianists of the 20th and 21st centuries, with guest performances from the Academy’s most promising third-tier pianists. Future discussions will see the return of RIAM Director Deborah Kelleher’s “History of” series and Discovering Opera with Head of Vocal Studies Kathleen Tynan.

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