We provide piano lessons from six years to all levels from elementary to advanced. The lessons take place at the academy and last between 30 minutes and one hour depending on the student’s needs and stage of learning. Any student who has previous experience with a piano will be fully assessed at their first lesson to establish ‘where they are’ with music literacy, technical ability and general knowledge of the instrument. After this informal assessment the student will be provided with tuition to suit their specific needs.
Piano lessons are normally provided on a one to one basis but shared lessons can be arranged if the students are at a similar level of ability. All students are encouraged to take exams which are set by The Royal Irish Academy of Music Board. Those wishing to do exams will have to pay an exam fee to the examining body on application. Exam fees will vary depending on the grade being entered for. Students can also be prepared for junior and leaving cert practicals, both at ordinary and higher level.
If you are thinking of starting piano lessons and have not as yet purchased an instrument, wait and speak with your music teacher who can give you some good advice on what to look for and what to avoid.
While music theory is optional it is advised that students strongly consider taking this as additional subject to compliment the instrument being learned. Students will also be fully prepared for any Junior and Leaving Cert Practical exams.
Learning the keyboard tends to suit some students with the emphasis being more on fun playing rather than being exam orientated. With a chordal accompaniment being used students can progress quite quickly through a varied repertoire. *Group classes may be available here.
Adult Piano Lessons
Have you ever wished to play an instrument? Start your own band? Learn your favourite songs? Sing at that party?…or perhaps you learned piano as a child and would like to go back to it. Now’s your chance! Tuition is one to one so you get to go at your own pace and choose the music that you would like to play.
Contact the Cavan Academy of Music today and fulfil an ambition.