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.
"𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒐 𝑨𝒄𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑰𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒐𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒈𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒎𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈. 𝑰 𝒂𝒎 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓'𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒅, even during this Covid time, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 have really 𝒆𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈!" James Murphy, Senior Musicianship Tutor Dr. David Coonan, Junior Musicianship Tutor
Training includes.... ䷉ Reading 🎤 Sight singing ♯ 𝄫 Music Theory 🎼 Composing 🎧 Aural training - typically weaker amongst pianists, given that their instrument is pre-tuned 📜 History & 💗 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: https://youtu.be/6BVq5SEQxEw Monica Fahy: https://youtu.be/QTWjjznIUE8
See Video here: https://youtu.be/2gZYB1Q3SEU
❌ Exemptions: And as per school policy, the following enrolled students may seek an exemption from Music theory at PAI, with an immediate email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Leaving Cert students
- 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)
- Advanced level students, post grade 8.
- 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.