RIAM Young Pianists' Virtual Summer Intensive
A fantastic opportunity for young pianists age 13-18 to spend an immersive week training remotely with RIAM Keyboard Faculty members, bringing their performance to the next level and developing the skills every musician needs in their toolbox.
Throughout the week, Professor Thérèse Fahy will work with pianists on their chosen piece of repertoire, assessing video recordings of their performance (to be submitted in advance), sharing valuable insight and aiding them in their approach to the piece, giving guidance on useful practise methods, and providing solo coaching sessions to help students implement her advice. Professor Anthony Byrne will lead students in afternoon sessions on practical piano playing, guiding students on the elements of technique that are most relevant to them, and helping them to successfully apply his expert teachings with a wealth of learning techniques and exercises.
Teachers of participants on this course are also welcome to register for a place as an observer, to keep an awareness of the outside training that their student is receiving, add a few teaching techniques and exercises to their rotation, and pick up some tips and tricks for online piano teaching—which may prove useful in the coming year.
Note: This one-week intensive is aimed at players of approximately Grade V standard and above, between the ages of 13-18 years old. Webinar sessions will be delivered via Zoom, and participants will need access to a device (phone, tablet, camera) which allows them to record video and audio of themselves performing their chosen piece of repertoire in advance of the course. Submission details for this recording will be sent to all participants upon registration, and all submissions must be made by Monday 6th July.