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Looking for a way to enhance your life? Tickle the Ivories!
Could your child be a little Mozart?



Office Hours:
Drop - in Fees for 2018 takes place at our offices at 71B Brighton Road, Rathgar - behind the Methodist Church - during the following times:

Monday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am- 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturdays 3:00pm - 5:00pm- Appointment Only!
Evening meetings available on Monday & Wednesdays after 6pm by appointment only!

Email info@pianoacademy.ie or call us 014972333

Classes begin
Monday 8th January 2018
However it’s never too late to join and we offer discounted rates for latecomers
Call us at 014972333 and find out more.

Did you ever wish you had a better way to unwind, escape, and distract yourself from the humdrum of life? The perfect solution may be to tickle the ivories! Playing an instrument, such as the piano, can increase cognitive development and improves eye-hand coordination and fine-motor skills. It could be the best release to unwind and add another skill to your list.

Email us at info@pianoacademy.ie to receive your enrolment package with all the details.


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Specialising in
all ages and abilities

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ages 1 - 6 years

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National & International
for all ages and abilities

National Piano Festival
22nd - 25th February 2018
Apply Online or by Post - Download Here

venue: Rathgar Methodist Church
Entry: €5, children under 12 FREE

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Our motto for this year is "Community Involvement and Inclusion" - precisely the reason why we moved the Festival to the lovely Rathgar Methodist Church, Dublin 6 - which also serves as headquarters for the Piano Academy of Ireland. Participant’s ages range from 4 - 84 (there is no upper/lower age limit) and will travel from the four corners of Ireland. With round-the-clock blockchain piano performances, it is a real celebration of this incredible instrument and pianists are urged to develop and showcase their unique talents and perform with individuality, personality, originality and spontaneity! Beginners are most welcome too! Participants will be rewarded with certificates of commendation, feedback reports from esteemed pianists, an appreciative ‘positive’ vibe…as well as trophies & medals, €500 in cash prizes….and this year – MATCHING BITCOIN PRIZES thanks to our sponsor Bitex.ie - Irelands Oldest Bitcoin Provider (that’s a total of €1000 in cash prizes) plus this year’s FREE GIFT for all participants is sponsored by GSMsolutions.ie! Two warm-up pianos will help participants get in the zone!

It is through the arts and particularly through the channel of music that we can be inspired and we pride ourselves in providing a nurturing & positive platform for budding pianists to perform and excel in a Festival of their own! It is indeed a great honour to present this year's Festival on the 9-ft Kawai Concert Grand of the late Bob Smyth, who generously bequeathed this magnificent insturment to our Piano Academy. Bob lived in Rathgar and who many of you will know and remember for his gentle manner & welcoming soirees and this year's NEW Concerto Category is in his honour. Our magician Piano technician friend, Martin Walsh, is currently working on preparing the piano in time for the Festival!

And so we welcome you all to our next 2018 Festival & may you avail of what promises to be an enriching experience for all. Please share this information booklet with all lovers of Piano. Please note that the closing date for all entries is Thursday 1st February 2018.

Welcome from the Directors

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The Piano Academy of Ireland (PAI) plays a significant role in the advancement of Ireland’s pianistic educational programme, enabling students of all ages, levels and abilities to study piano. PAI is celebrating ten years teaching this year, as a source of quality and excellence and with continued commitment, energy and an expert teaching team with a proud passion for teaching.

We are deeply dedicated to inspiring and motivating students of all ages through music education and performance, enabling them to shine through music and in turn contribute to humanity. With teachers who cater to each student and their needs, there is a place at the Piano Academy of Ireland for all to explore this beautiful instrument.

Dr. Archie Chen & Rhona Gouldson-Chen

Are you a complete beginner? Enrol and get a FREE starter pack.

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We find that one-to-one piano tuition is the best type of setting to nurture the individual needs of a student as no two people are the same and each will learn in a different way.
#Sharp Kids Pre-Piano
The best way to start learning a musical instrument is to start as early as possible, having fun exploring music through singing & movement while at the same time developing the all-important ‘ear’ and a love of music. “It is all about unconscious learning, and at a more appropriate age, the actual symbols are then introduced,” says Rhona Gouldson, Principal Director of the Piano Academy of Ireland. At the Piano Academy of Ireland (PAI) they offer exactly this environment for your child to study piano.

Why Piano?

Principal Director of PAI, Rhona Gouldson, says “At the Piano Academy of Ireland, we determine the student’s level of interest and willingness to learn but we are not necessarily interested in assessing a person’s degree of talent before deciding if they are ‘teachable’. Most people will never make a career out of music but shouldn’t be denied a musical education. It gives us great joy to see students of all levels progress week to week while gaining in confidence & enjoying the process of learning! For those that show more ability & talent, our team also has the expertise, the drive and passion to inspire and steer them in the right direction.”

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Phone: Call us at 01 4972333



Office and Studios:
1) 71B Brighton Road, Back of Methodist Church, Rathgar

2) Tennant Hall, Highfield Road,
Christ Church, Rathgar

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