Music Appreciation Course | Dublin Adult Music Course

Discover the Musician Within



Adult Music Classes
For those that would like to expand their general knowledge and understanding of music and develop their own personal skills as musicians, these classes will greatly compliment and support the learning of the piano OR can be taken alone without learning an instrument.

Weekly classes aim to:
- provide a general knowledge of Music History
- explore various Genres of music
- differentiate between different eras in music
- improve aural skills (listening) and basic music Theory
- develop Improvisation skills
- include an element of fun through participation in a number of rhythmic and vocal exercises

PLUS once every 6 weeks, we invite a Guest Speaker to share and demonstrate their particular area of expertise in relation to the piano. Previous speakers include:

~ Martin Walsh:
The Workings of the Piano – a fascinating exploration of INSIDE the piano, how this amazing instrument works and highlighting differences in quality between different brands of Pianos.
~ Conor Linehan:
Jazz Improvisation, how to do it, a look at some of the composers work, learning where inspiration came from
~ Archie Chen:
Lecture-Recital, Introducing and performing a 40 minute Programme. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
~ Lance Coburn:
Exploring Romanticism through Russian Piano music

How do I enrol?
We have two levels of Adult Music Appreciation:
Adult Music Appreciation Beginner:

Adult Music Appreciation Intermediate:

Once every 6-7 weeks, Beginner and Intermediate classes join together for our Special Guest Speaker:

Dates to be announced

Adult Appreciation Guest Speakers

Peter Sweeney
Our Adult Music Appreciation Guest Speaker Peter Sweeney (RIP) gives his amazing talk about "The Language of the Classical French Organ - An exploration of the instrument, its colours, moods and emotions."
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David Adams brings his harpsichord to PAI and presents a fantastic lecture-recital on "An Introduction to Early Keyboard Music"
Martin Walsh Piano Technician
Our Guest Speaker Martin Walsh discusses the inner workings of the piano. Martin is our Academy Piano Technician who specializes in tuning, voicing, regulating and repairing pianos.

Musicianship Theory Classes Schedule


Class location:
Studio A at
71B Brighton Road,
back of the Rathgar Methodist Church


Grade 5
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grade 6
4:45 - 6:00pm
Grade 7
6:00pm - 7:15pm
Adult Beginner
7:15pm - 8:15pm
Adult Appreciation 8:15pm - 9:15pm


#Sharp Kids - 3 to 6 year old
2:20pm - 3:00pm
#Sharp Kids - 6 to 8 year old
3:00pm - 3:45pm
Grades 1 & 2
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grades 3 & 4
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Grade 5 5:45pm - 6:45pm


#Sharp Kids - 3 to 6 year old
9:30am - 10:10am
#Sharp Kids - 6 to 8 year old
10:10am - 10:50am
Grades 1 & 2
11:00am - 12:00pm
Grades 3 & 4
12:00pm - 1:00pm


Class location:
Gospel Hall & Chapel of Ease
57 Irishtown Road
Irishtown, D04CA43


#Sharp Kids - 3 to 6 year old
2:20pm - 3:00pm
#Sharp Kids - 6 to 8 year old
3:00pm - 3:45pm

Piano Academy of Ireland

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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