Piano Keys

RTÉ Music

RTÉ lyric fm offers exclusive educational podcasts for RIAM piano examination candidates

‘Piano Keys’

Educational Podcast Series in association with the
RIAM Local Centre Examinations
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RTÉ lyric fm is pleased to announce the launch of ‘Piano Keys’, an educational podcast series offering expert tips and additional advice to students approaching the Royal Irish Academy of Music Local Centre Piano Examinations.

Professor Réamonn Keary has joined forces with RTÉ lyric fm to help guide pending examination students through the repertoire from Elementary Grade to Grade Five inclusive.  Ray provides tips which should help students brush up on their practice, excel in their performance and ultimately help improve their results in the RIAM examinations.

So, whether you’re a teacher, parent or piano student, these exclusive educational podcasts may provide additional information which should help all young pianists with  their examination preparations. The podcasts are available for download at http://www.rte.ie/radio/podcast/lyric.html and http://www.rte.ie/lyricfm/outreach/.

Biographical Details
Réamonn Keary began his piano studies in Limerick with Gerard Shanahan, continuing with John O’Conor in Dublin and later, on receipt of an Austrian Government Scholarship, with Leonid Brumberg in Vienna.  Performing regularly as a chamber musician and accompanist, he has worked with Ireland’s most distinguished instrumentalists and singers. He is a frequent broadcaster and lecturer on the topic of piano teaching and was, for many years, John O’Conor’s teaching assistant at the Royal Irish Academy of Music before becoming a full-time professor there.

A highly valued teacher, a number of Réamonn’s students have enjoyed international success in their performing careers.  He served as the Chairman of the Senior Examiners at the RIAM for seven years and from 1997 to 2004 and was a member of the Cultural Relations Committee of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

He has adjudicated at many music festivals and feiseanna and regularly conducts workshops and masterclasses for piano teachers and students. He was a jury member of the Dublin International Piano Competition 2009 .

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