Have you ever wanted to play music you like to listen to, as well as the pieces your teacher chooses? Ever been asked to play at a party but had nothing to play? Do you sometimes wonder why you can’t remember those exam pieces you slaved over last year?
If the answer to these questions is yes, our new 8 week improvisation course is for you! Under the guidance of composer, pianist and improvisor CONOR LINEHAN, it will teach you to read the chord symbols for songs … show you how you can take a tune and play it ten different ways … make up your own music on the spot … and play in jazz, pop and rock styles without missing a beat!
Conor played his first professional gig at the age of 15. Since then, he’s played and composed just about every type of music there is. He’s written musicals, and played Stravinsky with the National Symphony Orchestra. He’s accompanied brilliant jazz singers, and written music for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He plays Chopin, but can play any song he’s ever heard.
Share his expertise and become part of the RIAM’s latest exciting new venture – start a whole new chapter in the story of your playing! Cost of classes is €140 per student
Junior class [Stage 1-3]: Saturday 2pm-3pm
Intermediate class [Stage 4-6]: Saturday 3pm-4pm
Senior class [Stage 7 & beyond): Thursday 5pm-6pm
Adult class [range of abilities accepted]: Thursday 6pm-7pm
Classes commence: Thursday 7th and Saturday 9th February 2013
Please complete the Application Form and return it to the General Office at RIAM, 36-38 Westland Row, Dublin 2. As we can only accommodate 5 students per class, places will be assigned to the first 5 suitable applicants. We will continue to accept applications for over-subscribed classes as we will be running another 8-week course in the near future.