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Music Worth Sharing with the Young

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Music is like language: Young children become fluent easily.

Just thinking:

Great music deserves our attention and is worth sharing with the young.

It requires some time for engagement, preferably without doing other activities.
Where better to do this than in school classrooms?

Time spent listening to great music and listening to great stories being read aloud are important for the engagement opportunities and for how they help us think and relate beyond the self. These activities help us grow and develop as individuals in ways that may not be examined, but yet promote development and self-knowledge.
How many teachers devote even an hour of class time each week to such a passive activity nowadays?

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Thoughts on Music Education


As a starting position…
“… the notion that you can educate a child musically by any other means whatsoever except that of having beautiful music finely performed within its hearing, is a notion which I feel constrained to denounce.”
(George Bernard Shaw)


Now, read the quotation again while you mentally delete the word ‘musically’ and see if you agree with that sentiment.

As a starting position, we do.
Music listening belongs in the classroom.

You may like this related article on the value of music at the Huffington Post.

If you wish to share music with your children in a more formal way, contact us to join our classes for beginners.
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How important are music lessons in childhood?

Learning the piano as a child could cause a lasting improvement in how our brains respond to sound and speech in older age.

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Music is like language: Young children become fluent easily.

Music lessons help development and promote health in older age.

Research suggests there are benefits noticed in brain function, memory and reaction times in a sample of older people where those who had music lessons as a child scored better in tests than those who did not have music lessons as a child. The research outcomes suggest music education is important in childhood for both development and improved health prospects in older age.

More information is available from this article on the website of the Telegraph, UK.

 Music Lessons for children are available from Playright Music Ltd. in Glasnevin, Dublin

Beginner, intermediate and advanced levels are all welcome.

Graded theory and musicianship classes are also available.

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For Advanced Students

Piano lessons offered to advanced piano students in Dublin

Individual or one-to-one piano lessons are offered to intermediate and advanced pianists who are serious about making progress. Pianists from grade 6 international standard (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, or similar) and higher, who may be preparing for higher grade exams, senior cert, external diploma, graduate or post-graduate performance or public performance should have a piano lesson of at least one hour per week. Some students, perhaps spending some years practising full-time, may require two 90 mins piano lessons per week. If you fit the above categories and wish to arrange piano lessons, please contact us to arrange a meeting. You should bring your current repertoire and be willing to perform one or two pieces. At the meeting we would discuss your short-term and longer-term goals, and what coaching plan would be best suited to help you make progress. You may use the Contact Us tab at the edge of the page.

Piano Lessons for advanced students in Dublin

Piano Lessons for Advanced Students

Be a Performing Artist!

In the past we have helped students prepare for all performance examinations up to professional diploma level and academic post-graduate (Masters) performances. Several of our past students are working as professional musicians. We endeavour to bring about performances that are technically sound, feature appropriate style, with an artistic expressiveness that is unique, i.e. you! Your playing should be informed, have conviction and yet be tempered with your own spirit and personality. Always, your playing should express your enjoyment of engaging in musical performance. In addition to preparing scales, ear tests, sight-reading, quick studies, our coaching can help you with technique, tone quality, balance, phrase shaping, style, interpretation, memory, performance deportment and staging, repertoireprogramming and programme notes. If you are interested in this, use the Contact Us tab at the edge of the page.

Career in Music

If you are on your way to a career in music, you may aspire to being a concert pianist. Only a small number of music students will ever make a living as an A list concert artist who performs on the international circuit. If you do not make it to the international stage, you may be happy to carve out a solid reputation in the national context. Apart from being a soloist, there are other career possibilities that require a high standard of piano mastery, such as accompanist, repetiteur, orchestral pianist, chamber music pianist, piano teacher. There are also related opportunities in music departments in TV, Radio, artist management and concert programming where high standards in performance and musical literacy may influence your success.

If you have an exceptional talent, you have a moral duty to develop your talent with diligence and discipline. Instrumental practise is best done during the younger years. Remember, most people who are working as professional musicians started their professional training as a child!

We welcome discussing this further during our first meeting.

Call us today to arrange a meeting in the near future.

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Playright Music Ltd. | Tel: 01-842-2463

Director: Daniel Walsh M.A.

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Individual Piano Lessons

Individual Piano Lessons Dublin for talented young musicians

Are you passed the beginner stage and interested in making further progress as a pianist?

Would you like to play piano more fluently and expressively?


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Individual piano lessons are for those who are committed and wish to work intensively. Our private piano lessons aim to develop your piano playing so you will become competent as an interpreter and convincing as a performing artist. We pinpoint your weaknesses and help you to address any issues that are holding you back. We work on widening your repertoire and learning new works while encouraging older works to be memorised and coloured with poetic expressiveness that is appropriate to the composer, period and context. If you are not quite ready to shine, we will develop the basics such as posture, musical knowledge, theory, sight-reading skills, rhythmic awareness, form and analysis, and other skills related to being a fully-formed pianist. We will also develop technical issues such as fingering, dexterity, strength and relaxation. We will choose a repertoire that is within your reach, that offers you the chance to play fluently and benefit from the enjoyment this brings.

About Graded Piano Exams

We will prepare you for piano examinations, but only if doing so is appropriate to your musical development. Preparing for examinations alone is not a complete or healthy way to become a musician. There is so much more to cover than what the examinations are concerned with. Further development in musical understanding, repertoire, history, style, technique and performance is required between each examination than is generally appreciated. Passing an exam does not mean you are ready to sit the next one, unless you build your knowledge, skill and stamina to such a point that you are enabled to prepare for the next exam in one term. If your preparation takes a year, you are wasting your time – valuable time that you should be using to grow as a musician.

Musical development is more important than preparing for an exam. When you are ready, devoting one term to preparing for an exam is a good way to prove that you have reached certain targets, that you claim to be a fully-formed musician at the level of the examination and you wish a professional examiner to verify this. The examiner can only mark and comment on your performance on the day – an examiner has no idea that you prepared for the exam in a few weeks with ease or that your preparation was a mammoth struggle of two years! The examiner usually has no idea about the quality and breadth of your musical education beyond meeting the requirements of one exam. Please consider the relevance of this and how it relates to your overall musical development, personally. While examinations are good milestones to achieve when used appropriately, the best assessment of musical development is self-assessment tempered with the assessment of a good teacher who monitors your continuing development over time.

Individual/Private Piano Classes are available to committed students from age 4 to 104!

Students from age 4 to about the teenage years should be accompanied by an adult. The parents of young children are expected to be active observers in the lessons, who acquire knowledge about supporting and encouraging development between the lessons. Familial support is very helpful as an aid to making progress. Since the student meets the teacher once or twice each week, it is important that responsibility for practising lies with parents! This is the case until the student reaches certain stages of maturity and independence when old enough to take on responsibility for practising, even when ‘not in the mood’ or fighting against competing interests.

Would you, or your child, like to benefit from this?

Contact us using the application form on the tab at the edge of the page.

Location of Private Piano Lessons

Venue: Glasnevin Avenue, Dublin 11
(near Topaz, The Autobahn, The Helix, DCU)
We are on the main road, midway between Finglas and Whitehall.
By road, we are served by the M50 Junction 4 (Ballymun exit) and M50 Junction 5 (Finglas exit). Glasnevin Avenue is part of R103 on the map.

Local Public Transport servicing Private Piano Lessons

Playright Music Ltd is serviced by the following bus routes:

  • Number — Charlestown to City Centre via Glasnevin Avenue
  • Number 17A — Blanchardstown Shopping Centre to Kilbarrick via Glasnevin Avenue
  • Number 11 — City Centre to Glasnevin Drive (walking distance)
  • Number 13 — City Centre to Ballymun Road (walking distance)

If you wish to develop as a musician and performer, contact us at the earliest and request a meeting or audition.

A year from now, you may wish you started today!

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Playright Music Ltd., Dublin | Tel: 01-842-2463

Director: Daniel Walsh M.A.

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Offered to Children

We warmly welcome new beginners!

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We welcome children who are talented and willing to develop their musicianship with our professional guidance and experience.

We balance our serious approach with a sense of fun and friendliness. We know life is short and should be lived in happiness!

If you wish to organise professional piano lessons for your child, please read the information on our website and then request to meet with us. We would be delighted to discuss your progress to date, your aspirations, and your long-term goals. We would also discuss our unique Kodály-inspired approach to teaching and learning music, the type of piano you need, the fees we charge, and the appointment times available. You are then free to decide in your own time if you wish to pursue a course with us.

For more information please click on the following links:

General information about Piano Lessons Dublin.

More specific information is available, on several pages, about our innovative Introduction to the Piano classes.
These small classes of children of similar age are a wonderful introduction for beginners.

We are also the home of Blue-Jay, our child-friendly mascot who loves music. Blue-Jay talks to parents about our dynamic piano classes for children here.

If you are a beginner seeking individual or private piano lessons, read more here.
If you are an intermediate or advanced piano student you may read information about what we offer here.

Benefits of Musical Activity

We welcome young beginners and love witnessing our students make progress on their musical journey. Our main aim is that our students become fluent in performance so that their lives will be enriched with the many benefits of engaging in musical activity. We know that the benefits of fluent music-making have very positive effects in other mental and physical activities, foster self-confidence and self-awareness and build a strong sense of accomplishment.

We welcome discussing this further during our first meeting. Remember the sooner you contact us, the higher is your position on our waiting list.

Click this link if you wish to see our short article about the benefits of piano lessons.

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

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Our address is on Glasnevin Avenue, Dublin 11 — near the Helix and DCU —  which is convenient to Dublin 9, Dublin 11 and all of the north-city areas. Many students travel to us from even greater distances. By car, we are near the M50 Junctions 4 and 5.

Playright Music Ltd. | Tel: 01-842-2463

Director: Daniel Walsh M.A.