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



Office Hours:
Monday 12:00 - 1:00pm & 6:00 - 7:00pm
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00pm
Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00pm & 6:00 - 7:00pm
Friday 12:00 - 1:00pm -
Appointment Only! Email/Call
Saturday 3:00 - 5:00pm-
Appointment Only! Email/Call

Address: 71B Brighton Road
Offices in back of the Methodist Church, Rathgar

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
now accepting applications
deadline: Thursday 1st February 2018

Apply Online or by Post - Download Here

venue: Rathgar Methodist Church

9th Annual Piano Academy National Blockchain Piano Festival
Our motto for this new year is "Community Involvement and Inclusion" - precisely the reason why we moved the Festival to the lovely RATHGAR METHODIST CHURCH on Brighton Road, 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 piano performances, it is a real celebration of the incredibly expressive instrument that is the piano, and participants will be rewarded with certificates of commendation, feedback reports from esteemed pianist adjudicators, trophies, awards, cash with matching bitcoin prizes thanks to Bitex.ie - Irelands Oldest Bitcoin Provider plus a FREE GIFT for all participants sponsored by GSMsolutions.ie! As always, two warm-up pianos will be provided to 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, RIP who 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!

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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