Key Skills 2022: REPLAY

  • Date(s)
    Replay: Instantly accessible after booking
  • Time
    Replay: Accessible until April 2023
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Course Introduction

The on-demand Key Skills 2022 - REPLAY recording will be available for viewing from early October until April 2023.

Key Skills 2022 - REPLAY will give you access to a recording of the Key Skills 2022 Live Events in Dublin (18th & 25th September) on-demand. (RIAM Digital Resource on VIMEO).

RIAM Chief Examiner Lorna Horan examines all repertoire from the new RIAM 2023 Piano Albums (Elementary to Grade VIII) with performances and tips on approaching the technical and musical challenges of all pieces.

Study this course at your own pace, anywhere and at any time.

Course Handbook

All Key Skills 2022 - REPLAY registrants will receive a copy of the Key Skills 2022 Handbook, containing annotated scores and teaching notes for all pieces from the new Piano Albums 2023 (Elementary - Grade VIII

Please note: The Key Skills 2022 Handbooks for the REPLAY option will be sent to registrants in the post following your registration. - Please ensure to submit your postal address incl. EirCode, when booking.

Learning Outcomes

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


For Piano Teachers

Tech: A computer or device with good internet access


Lorna Horan, Chief Examiner (Mus) at the RIAM is a musician with extensive international experience.  Her piano training began at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and she subsequently studied at the prestigious Chethams School of Music in Manchester. She is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, and the Vancouver Academy of Music, where she undertook three years’ postgraduate work.  Lorna is also a masters graduate of the RIAM, where she studied with John O’Conor.
Lorna has been the recipient of many distinctions and scholarships for her chamber music and solo playing; she has broad radio and television experience and has worked on a number occasions with the RTE Concert Orchestra.  Lorna has performed throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada.
For the past fourteen years Lorna has been a Senior Examiner for the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She is the Education Officer for the Great Music in Irish Houses Festival and works on the Executive Committee of the Dublin International Piano Competition.


The Key Skills course was so good. To have these recordings, along with the hand book will be such a help!

Thanks to Lorna for all her hard work in making our teaching job so much easier!

It answers all those questions on the pieces that can build up and sometimes cause us to stress.

I have no doubt this will help me hugely with my teaching this year.  (A. MD)