The RIAM Teaching & Learning Network Conference is 5 - Come and help us celebrate on 28-29 June!

Our programme is a celebration of the past and a welcome to the new.

AND there will be PRESENTS! We'll be giving away some of the new 2019 Piano Albums. 

BOOK your place NOW

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 18:16

The times they are a changing ...

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It's been a while since we've blogged . . . but we're back! So, by way of a quick catch up, just a little of what has happened in the last few months, and what's on the way . . .

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:57

So Long, Farewell .....

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I have a little news from the Teaching and Learning Network - this Friday will be my last day working in the Royal Irish Academy of Music. I have loved my time working to build and develop the RIAM Teaching and Learning Network and as a senior examiner, but now it’s time for a new adventure. I am sad to leave the RIAM - I have had so many great times here - but excited about what the future holds and the new role that beckons.

I want to thank you, the teachers, who have always been so enthusiastic and supportive of the Network, the workshops, the conferences and all that we have achieved together. I have thoroughly enjoyed working and collaborating with you and I hope our paths will cross again in the future.

Finally, I would like to thank all the wonderful staff in the RIAM who have helped in so many ways, big and small, since I began with the Network in 2013 - you are all amazing and I will miss you! A special thanks to Lorna Horan and Majella Boland, my comrades in the senior examiner office - thank you both for everything!  (This photo sums up the fun we have had!)

Thank you all, 

Jenny O'Connor-Madsen
Senior Examiner and Project Manager, RIAM Teaching and Learning Network

Following on from the success of her workshops throughout the country in 2017, Thérèse Fahy returns with an intensive weekend workshop where she will further explore senior piano repertoire featured on the Grade VI to Senior Certificate piano exams. Over the course of the two days, Thérèse will explore technique, genre, style and much more.

We find out more about Thérèse in this short interview ...

The RIAM is planning to review and improve recognition of excellence in the Local Centre Exams. We want to integrate Local Centre performances with other RIAM activities and celebrate the great work of Ireland’s music teachers. At this planning stage, we want to hear the ideas and thoughts of committed teachers who use the RIAM's Examination System and have entered students for the High Achiever Awards. Join us on the dates below: 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:00

Call for Local Centre Music Examiners

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We're hiring!

The RIAM Local Centre Examination System requires Examiners for Music.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals interested in undertaking examining work nationwide. Teaching experience is essential.

Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:00

Exam grace period announced

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The RIAM Local Centre Senior Examiners are delighted to announce a grace period for all exams, effective from 2018.

The 4th Annual RIAM Teaching & Learning Network Conference took place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music on the 29th & 30th June, 2017. The theme of the conference was The 21st Century Teacher's Toolkit and we had a variety of speakers over the 2 days. Below you can find some useful links and resources from the talks which took place on Day 2 of the conference. 

The 4th Annual RIAM Teaching & Learning Network Conference took place in the Royal Irish Academy of Music on the 29th & 30th June, 2017. The theme of the conference was The 21st Century Teacher's Toolkit and we had a variety of speakers over the 2 days. Below you can find some useful links and resources from the talks which took place on Day 1 of the conference. 

A blog post by Ciarán McManus.

As a piano teacher and RIAM examiner, I am deeply immersed in the instrumental education world in Ireland, and I believe that attending conferences like the annual RIAM Teaching and Learning Network conference is vital to help you grow as a teacher, and in turn your students will become even better musicians.

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