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RIAM Teaching & Learning Network Annual Conference 2017 - Day 1 Resources

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. 

Composing with Technology - Jonathan Nangle 

Kikkerland - Make your own music box (available from amazon.co.uk)

Vivid Trace for toy piano and music box by Jonathan Nangle 

Ableton Live 9 

Akai MPK mini keyboard

Cubase (DAW),


Garage Band


Ableton link enabled apps

WIST (Wireless Sync Start / Stop Technology) - Korg Apps

Jam Session (Garage Band)

Suzanne Ciani 

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith  

Steve Lacy

Jonathan Nangle's new album, Pause, will be released on the 14th of July on the Ergodos Label

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Staging an Opera - Conor Hanratty 

Conor Hanratty website 

RIAM Opera website (with details of past RIAM Opera productions) 

RIAM Opera photos on Flickr 

De Mallet Burgess, Thomas, The singing and acting handbook: games and exercises for the performer (Routledge) 

Kerman, Joseph, Opera as drama (University of California Press)

 Fairy Queen

 Dabbledoo Music Workshop - Shane McKenna 

All the Dabbledoo resources are freely available on the Dabbledoo Music website 

Shane McKenna's videos on Vimeo 


Creative Composing for Children and Writing for the Local Centre - Ailbhe McDonagh

Ailbhe McDonagh videos on YouTube 

Ailbhe's new albums of piano pieces for children, It's a Piano Thing, Vols 1 & 2, will be published in July by Boosey and Hawkes 

Ailbhe's piece Rat Race is included in the 2018 Grade IV Piano Album

Click here for slides from Ailbhe's presentation 

Piano albums 2018 Copy


Laoise Doherty

Laoise Doherty, BA (Mod), MScILS, ALAI, has been Assistant Librarian in the Royal Irish Academy of Music Library since 2004. Prior to this, she worked in a variety of library settings, including school, academic and specialist libraries. Laoise is an Associate of the Library Association of Ireland and served on the Committee of the Academic & Special Libraries Section of the LAI from 2013 to 2017.

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