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Musicianship classes at the Piano Academy of Ireland
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With almost 100% of children attending Musicianship this year, we are absolutely delighted, finally, to see everyone benefit from the combined Piano-Musicianship training! It can take a little time to develop some of the more advanced skills, but I’m sure many parents will notice a greater ‘musical intelligence’ in their child and showing greater confidence in general! The Musicianship Faculty are all extremely satisfied with the results that they are achieving with the children.

Wonderful to see so many little Einsteins! Many have chosen not to sit the formal ABRSM exams but 37 students are going ahead from grades 1-4 next month! As all the skills acquired are an accumulation over the years, it is imperative to keep the Musicianship attendance up while learning the piano. We hope to see All of you attending next Sept!
Musicianship work is lots of FUN!
Classes are interactive and can provide a lovely social contrast to the more concentrated and solitary piano lessons!
MUSICIANSHIP - remote learning for 2020-21

UNIQUE to the Piano Academy of Ireland -
We provide up to 5 years of weekly Musicianship training absolutely FREE to all enrolled for piano.

"๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ท๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘จ๐’„๐’‚๐’…๐’†๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฐ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’‚๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’•๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ.
๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’Ž ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’š ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“'๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’…๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’…, even during this Covid time, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š have really ๐’†๐’๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ!"
James Murphy, Senior Musicianship Tutor
Dr. David Coonan, Junior Musicianship Tutor

Training includes....
ไท‰ Reading
๐ŸŽค Sight singing
โ™ฏ ๐„ซ Music Theory
๐ŸŽผ Composing
๐ŸŽง Aural training - typically weaker amongst pianists, given that their instrument is pre-tuned
๐Ÿ“œ History &
๐Ÿ’— Appreciation

Because we really believe in the value of this training, in creating "whole" musicians and not just mechanical piano players, where students can gain a true understanding of what they are doing, filling in the gaps, while simultaneously develop their ears
- training for SK2, Elementary, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 (enrolled for piano) comes with no additional charge.

We reckon the famous quote from renowned Hungarian Composer & Educator, Zoltan Kodaly is the perfect summary of the longterm benefits of receiving this training -

“To teach a child an instrument - without first giving him preparatory training and without developing singing, reading and dictating to the highest level along with the playing - is to build upon sand.”

Students Testimonials here:
Sarah Windle:
Monica Fahy:

See Video here:
โŒ Exemptions:
And as per school policy, the following enrolled students may seek an exemption from Music theory at PAI, with an immediate email to:

1. Leaving Cert students
2. Those already taking a graded Music theory course at another institution where they are learning another instrument (Doing music in school does not constitute this)
3. Advanced level students, post grade 8.
4. Adults - our adult students are no different from our children and deserve the same ‘complete’ training and we highly encourage them to take a class appropriate for their level. We have seen with our own eyes the blossoming of many adult students over the years, and can put much of that blossoming down to the Musicianship training they have been getting (along with their piano) However we also understand the work commitments adults often have and hope that they will join in as soon as they possibly can.
Discover the Musician Within
Phone: Call us at 01 4972333



Head Office and Studios:
1) 71B Brighton Road, Back of Methodist Church, Rathgar, D06Y497

Piano Studio:
2) Tennant Hall, Highfield Road,Christ Church, Rathgar

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