Key Skills Workshops


This Autumn, Réamonn Keary and Lorna Horan will visit centres throughout the country to present the 2019-2022 RIAM piano syllabus and new piano albums. All repertoire from Elementary to Grade VIII will be performed and discussed, with particular focus on the technical and musical details that can cause difficulty for the student. The workshop will span one and a half days, to allow sufficient time to discuss the senior repertoire. Participants will receive a copy of the Key Skills Handbook, with copies of the annotated scores for all pieces from the new Piano Albums, and teaching notes for each grade.

The focus of these sessions will include:

  • Preparing the pieces for exam performance
  • Discussing the potential challenges in each piece and how to overcome them
  • Recognising the style and character of each piece
  • How to approach the exam day


Thurles: 1st – 2nd September Keys Skills 2018- Tipperary
Galway: 15th – 16th September Key Skills 2018- Galway
Drogheda: 22nd – 23rd September Key Skills 2018- Drogheda
Carrick-on-Shannon: 29th – 30th September Keys Skills 2018- Carrick-on-Shannon
RIAM, Dublin: 6th – 7th October Key Skills 2018- RIAM, Dublin
Killarney: 13th – 14th October Key Skills 2018- Killarney