Adult Piano Tuition
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.
Our adult student Marco Di Marzio in performance.
If this makes you want to run out and get yourself a piano, or maybe you have one sitting in the corner all these years, bear this in mind; The Piano Academy of Ireland is Ireland’s only school of music specialising in Piano, is enrolling now! Despite many opportunities to expand their school to include other instruments, we made the decision to dedicate themselves exclusively to what they excel in and to what we are passionate about: THE Piano! The Piano Academy of Ireland is run by husband and wife pianists, Dr. Archie Chen & Rhona Gouldson and is now celebrating its 10th year. Their lives filled with pianos, they went on to found both an annual National Piano Festival – providing a platform for all ages and levels to perform, and in 2012 the Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy, for advanced students, while providing audiences with a mesmerisng concert series, also an annual event.
Providing the opportunity for adults to learn piano is the most rewarding aspect of all my work. Many adults out there may not have had the opportunity to learn piano before now or they were told that they were tone deaf, and unfortunately spent many years believing just that! Actually it is never too late to learn and as long as you have a piano, the desire, perseverance and a couple of hours to spare to practice each week, then you are bound to succeed! No adult wants the stress of going through a stiff audition to determine their degree of talent before being told if they are ‘teachable’. The piano offers the player an incredible diversity of sound which is a wonderful channel for expressing a wide range of emotions; I’ve seen people thrive after bereavement, or de-stress during personal difficulties. It’s the perfect hobby for all adults, especially as the evenings get shorter and as we spend more time indoors.
Rhona Gouldson, Director
The first three months of lessons (I haven't taken lessons in a long time) have been as fulfilling as they have been challenging…on to 2010. I should probably talk less and play more…this will naturally follow as pieces are more worked up and I am less 'worked up'! I enjoy discussions about the shape & colour of the music - interpretation is a matter of personal expression, and it amazes me how much I miss in the music and how much I can learn.
Mark Duffy, adult student
I am extremely satisfied with my lessons, ie the material I learn durning the time frame.
Anne Marie Dillion, adult student
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