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Piano Album Elementary Preliminary Primary

Piano Album

Elementary, Preliminary, & Primary Grades

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2020 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the Elementary, Preliminary, and Primary grade exam levels. The exams for this book can be taken from the start of 2020 into the first exam period of 2021

Let's Get Reading Primary

Let's Get Reading

Preliminary Grade

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Preliminary level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Let's Get Reading Primary

Let's Get Reading

Primary Grade

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Primary level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Preparatory

Music Workout

Music Theory Preparatory Grades

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has a "Topic-per-Page" system which makes it easy to follow for students taking their first steps in music theory, and each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Elementary, Preliminary, and Primary levels
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Piano Album Grade I

Piano Album

Grade I

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2020 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the Grade I exam syllabus The exams for this book can be taken from the start of 2020 into the first exam period of 2021

Let's Get Reading Grade 1

Let's Get Reading

Grade I

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade I level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 1

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade I

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has a "Topic-per-Page" system which makes it easy to follow for students taking their first steps in music theory, and each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade I level
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Contains exercises in sight-singing and clapping rhythms
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of piano or music theory exam
Piano Album Grade II

Piano Album

Grade II

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2020 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the Grade II exam syllabus The exams for this book can be taken from the start of 2020 into the first exam period of 2021

Let's Get Reading Grade 2

Let's Get Reading

Grade II

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade II level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 2

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade II

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has a "Topic-per-Page" system which makes it easy to follow for students taking their next steps in music theory, and each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade II level
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Piano Album Grade III

Piano Album

Grade III

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2020 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the Grade III exam syllabus The exams for this book can be taken from the start of 2020 into the first exam period of 2021

Let's Get Reading Grade 3

Let's Get Reading

Grade III

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade III level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 3

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade III

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has a "Topic-per-Page" system which makes it easy to follow for students taking their next steps in music theory, and each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade III level
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Piano Album Grade IV

Piano Album

Grade IV

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2020 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the Grade IV exam syllabus The exams for this book can be taken from the start of 2020 into the first exam period of 2021

Let's Get Reading Grade 4

Let's Get Reading

Grade IV

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade IV level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 4

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade IV

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has a "Topic-per-Page" system which makes it easy to follow for students taking their next steps in music theory, and each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade IV level
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Piano Album Grade V

Piano Album

Grade V

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2020 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the Grade V exam syllabus The exams for this book can be taken from the start of 2020 into the first exam period of 2021

Let's Get Reading Grade 5

Let's Get Reading

Grade V

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade V level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 5

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade V

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has a "Topic-per-Page" system which makes it easy to follow for students taking their next steps in music theory, and each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade V level
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Junior Sample Aural Tests

Sample Aural Tests

Junior Grades 

This Sample Aural Tests book for Junior Grade musicians includes a large volume of new exercises, giving teachers and students fresh material from which to work. Due to popular demand, this book includes a CD, providing a recording of the Aural Observation pieces for each level. Practice listening exercises are included for the following levels:

  • Elementary
  • Preliminary
  • Primary
  • Grade I
  • Grade II
  • Grade III
  • Grade IV
  • Grade V

For Preliminary grade, each piece is performed twice to allow for constants in tempi and dynamics.

Piano Album Grade VI

Piano Album

Grade VI

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2019-2022 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the RIAM Grade VI Syllabus. The exam for this book can be taken from the start of 2019 into the first exam period of 2023

Let's Read Some More Grade 6

Let's Read Some More

Grade VI

by Jean Archibald & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade VI level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 6

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade VI

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has an easy-to-follow "Topic-per-Page" system and is ideal for for students who have already mastered the basics of music theory. Each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade VI level
  • Includes explanatory notes in an easy-to-understand format
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Piano Album Grade VII

Piano Album

Grade VII

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2019-2022 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the RIAM Grade VII Syllabus. The exam for this book can be taken from the start of 2019 into the first exam period of 2023

Let's Read Some More Grade 7

Let's Read Some More

Grade VII

by Jean Archibald, Bernadette Marmion, & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade VII level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 7

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade VII

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has an easy-to-follow "Topic-per-Page" system and is ideal for for students who have already mastered the basics of music theory. Each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade VII level
  • Includes sections on Sight-singing, Score-reading, Harmonic Analysis, and Aural & Visual observation.
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Piano Album Grade VIII

Piano Album

Grade VIII

The Royal Irish Academy of Music 2019-2022 Piano Exam Album contains the sheet music for the exam pieces on the RIAM Grade VIII Syllabus. The exam for this book can be taken from the start of 2019 into the first exam period of 2023

Let's Read Some More Grade 8 & Senior Cert

Let's Read Some More

Grade VIII & Senior Certificate

by Jean Archibald, Bernadette Marmion, & Marie Moran

The Let's Get Reading books are designed to help piano students to develop their sight-reading skills and give extra preparation for piano exams. 

  • Prepares students for sight-reading sheet music inside and out of the exam setting
  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at Grade VIII & Senior Certificate level
  • Provides a variety of new pieces for students to strengthen their skills and build confidence
  • Encourages students to incorporate sight-reading into their daily practice
Music Workout Grade 8

Music Workout

Music Theory Grade VIII

by Jean Archibald & Bernadette Marmion

The Music Workout series of books has been written and designed to provide a foundation for the study of Musicianship. It has also been created to ensure a thorough grasp of the music literacy. The book has an easy-to-follow "Topic-per-Page" system and is ideal for for students who have already mastered the basics of music theory. Each book includes innovative rhythm clapping, sight singing and tests at the end of each chapter.

  • Exercises introduce key new elements encountered at RIAM Grade VIII level
  • Includes sections on 2-part and 4-part harmony up to the dominant 7th
  • Contains chapters on Melody Writing, Word-Setting, Analysis, Music History, and Score Reading
  • Perfect for preparing for any kind of music theory exam
Senior Sample Aural Tests

Sample Aural Tests

Senior Grades 

This Sample Aural Tests book for Senior Grade musicians includes a large volume of new exercises, giving teachers and students fresh material from which to work. Due to popular demand this book includes a CD, providing a recording of the Aural Observation pieces for each level. Practice listening exercises are included for the following levels:

  • Grade VI
  • Grade VII
  • Grade VIII
  • Senior Certificate