Key Skills 2021: REPLAY

  • Course Date
    Replay: Instantly accessible after booking
  • Course duration
    Replay: Accessible until 31.01.2022
  • Application deadline
  • Course time
    On demand
  • Course venue
  • Course fee
    €70 - €150 (subject to module(s) chosen)
  • Course Tutor(s)
  • Subject Taught

Course Introduction

This on-demand course is available now until the 1st of February 2022.

Key Skills 2021: REPLAY will give you on-demand access to recordings of the immensely popular Key Skills workshop for piano teachers with Professor Réamonn Keary and RIAM Chief Examiner Lorna Horan, held 21st - 22nd August 2021.

Key Skills examines all repertoire from the new RIAM 2022 Piano Albums with performances, discussions, and tips on approaching the technical and musical challenges on all pieces.

Enjoy lower prices and on-demand viewing to study this course at your own pace: in one concentrated sitting or broken up by grade or module.

Course Outline

Key Skills 2021: REPLAY

This course will give you access to the recorded versions of the two modules from 21st - 22nd August 2021. 

After booking Option 1, Option 2, or both, you will be sent the respective video links with the option to view the course in your own time. - Multiple viewing possible until the end of January 2022.

Please note: There will be no opportunity for any Q & A's. - This is reflected in the reduced course fees!

All Key Skills 2021: REPLAY course participants will also receive a copy of the Key Skills Handbook, containing annotated scores for all pieces from the new Piano Albums by Réamonn Keary, and teaching notes for each grade by Lorna Horan. - Please ensure to submit your postal address incl. EirCode, when booking the course.


REPLAY Course Module I:  (€100)

Elementary to Grade V    (ca. 6 hours playing time)

Ray and Lorna will cover all repertoire from the new RIAM 2022 Piano Albums, with performances and discussion on all pieces and tips on approaching the technical and musical challenges in each.


REPLAY Course Module II:  (€70)

Grade VI to Grade VIII     (ca. 3 hours 45 minutes playing time)

Ray and Lorna delve into the current Grade VI to VIII books and explore some of the alternative pieces.


REPLAY Course Module I & II:  (€150)

Full Course: Elementary to Grade VIII 

(see above for details)


Topics covered will include

• Recognising and conveying the style and character of each piece

• Suggesting teaching and practice methods to overcome the potential challenges in each piece

• Adding the finishing touches that turn an Honours performance into a Distinction

• Approaching the big exam day itself

Entry Requirements


  • Piano Teachers


  • A computer or device with good internet access