Music Teachers & Professionals
RIAM’s Lifelong Learning offers a wide selection of professional development courses for music teachers and professionals.
We are proud to offer programmes of study that are designed to inspire and refresh your working lives, and give you the opportunity to meet new friends and colleagues.
Piano to Organ Conversion Course
RIAM Head of Early Music David Adams takes pianists through the fundamentals of organ playing in this six-week course, helping address the transferable skills that they already possess, and identifying unique features of the organ so that non-organ natives can get the most out of this beautiful instrument.
Ideal for pianists and music teachers who occasionally play with church music groups or for school masses, pianists who would like to build confidence to perform at special occasions like weddings, and for students with an interest in early music or a desire to become multi-instrumentalists.
Singing in Italian
An In-Depth Course for Singing Teachers
Native Italian-speaker, musician, and educator Annalisa Monticelli leads an in-depth course designed to aid the skilled professional in building on their Italian language skills and effectively passing those skills on to their students.
Using the Vaccai method and the 24 Italian Arias, participants will address common issues students may face when learning Italian pronunciation, and develop their own set of exercises to help students fluently perform Italian repertoire. Each topic will be covered through both discussion and performance, and by tackling both familiar and unfamiliar repertoire.
for Students with Special Needs
This series will offer an in-depth approach to supporting students of all abilities—equipping primary, post-primary, and music teachers to create an enjoyable learning environment and to engage the full potential of their students. RIAM Senior Music Therapist Jessica Harris will share practical techniques to cater for students with a range of challenges. Workshop 1 will provide practical advice and teaching techniques for students with Autism. Workshop 2 will equip teachers with tools to teach music to students with Dyslexia. Workshop 3 will explore methods to support students who experience anxiety and other mental health challenges.