If you wish to enhance the lives of your children with a top quality music education, you have found the right place!
We provide exceptionally vibrant piano lessons for children. Classes for beginners are starting soon.
Our Introduction to Piano classes offer a socialised environment for a very small number of children of similar age. We teach with age-appropriate pacing and content (e.g. selected songs and pieces to play). We use active-learning strategies that capture the imagination of the young. For these classes we accept children who are at least 6 yrs (or can learn independently of their parents).
See this short video from the BBC which gives an account, supported by data, showing how children who learned to play music also did better in other subjects such as maths and English. Best quality musical training can have a very positive impact on learning outcomes.
"When musicians moved into a school in Leeds, everyone expected the children to make progress in music. What was less predictable, was the progress they also made in Maths and English."
[If you are associated with a school that is willing to implement a music intervention similar to this, give us a call and we can discuss what may be possible.]
Request Further Info (It's free!) because a year from now you may wish you had started today!
The following info-graphic describes how piano playing involves so many parts of the mind and body at once. It shows how piano playing is a particularly beneficial activity for the young. It helps prepare you for optimum performance in later life! Start learning to play the piano today!
Infographic created by Encore Music Lessons, USA
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Students in our piano classes learn…
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Not only do our classes cover the practicalities of playing the instrument, but also include the more valuable content that relates to musicianship development. This provides children with a wide foundation at the earliest stages which supports fluent instrumental performance that communicates artistic intent backed up with an informed musical awareness and a confident attitude. This educational approach nurtures developing a love of music and supports sustaining musical development in the longer term as a life-enhancing endeavour.
If you would like to hear more about our approach to teaching and learning music, contact us now and we will invite you to a meeting in the near future. Don't think 'must do this later' because your child will not stop growing until later! The younger you start them, the greater the benefits.
Zoltán Kodály, the famous Hungarian music educator, said the best time to start music is nine months before the birth of the mother! If you have missed out on that, then you have to start at the second-best time.
The second-best time to start music is NOW! :)
Our piano classes are available from our teaching studio on Glasnevin Avenue, Dublin 11
We are near DCU (close to M50: Junctions 4 and 5)
We are local to all areas in Dublin 7, Dublin 9 and Dublin 11 including Ballygall, Ballymun, Beaumont, Charlestown, Finglas, Glasnevin, Phibsborough, Santry, and Whitehall.
If you are searching for 'piano lessons near me' and you are not from our immediate area, please consider that a good teacher is worth travelling to!
Many make a long journey to come to us each week.
For this age group, the piano classes happen in the afternoon, soon after school.
Exact times of a class for you will be decided later on, when we meet.
Here are brief snippets from genuine testimonials which you may read in full on our website.
"I was amazed that after only a few lessons, they could play some tunes fluently!"
A. Murphy, mother of Samantha (7), Dublin 11
"Daniel is an amazing teacher.
If you really want to play piano, Daniel is best piano teacher to learn from."
Orla Ma (13), Beaumont, Dublin 9
"Both my sons... refuse to miss class as it is learning music in a fun, relaxed environment.
Great experience for kids."
N. Ryan, mother of Ciaran (9) and Adam (6), Collins Avenue, Dublin 9
Music teacher Daniel Walsh (centre), with his distinguished past student, conductor and pianist David Brophy (left), and world-renowned flautist Sir James Galway (right) backstage at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, after a concert in 2012. You may have seen David presenting his TV programme 'High Hopes Choir' which won the IFTA award for Best Documentary Series 2015.
Daniel has an honours master's degree in music from DCU and has more than 30 years' experience teaching music to children, adults and teachers. He has performed on stages at home and abroad including performances, recordings and broadcasts with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, RTE, BBC, Naxos and has composed and performed some songs published as part of the Alive-O religious education programme. He has served 25 years as an examiner of music practicals for the Dept. of Education and Skills which included annual examining tours to secondary schools that teach music for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert examinations. He also was an examiner of choirs, orchestras and military bands. Several of Daniel's past students are working fulltime in music employed in teaching, performing, producing and conducting. His past students appreciate and enjoy music and value how it enriches their lives.
Daniel served several terms as chairman of the Irish Accordion Association and is current chairman of the Kodály Society of Ireland which promotes excellence in music education using active-learning strategies. He is director of the highly regarded annual summer course for musicians and teachers, "Active Music Making: The Kodály Approach".
Daniel is very interested in the psychology of education and is always searching for new ways to make teaching and learning more effective. His current research involves evaluating strategies that have a positive effect on progress in music teaching and learning and in developing reports which are inclusive of students' participation thus helping them to create and record their own schemes of positive feedback. This is one way that makes his evidence-based teaching approach quite special. Would you like to benefit from this?
Special Introductory Offer: Only €185 per term
With affordable pricing like this, there has never been a better time for beginners to start piano lessons! Don't you agree?
Next term will start in September, 2017
Please contact us at your earliest (i.e. now!) so we can meet you and match your child appropriately with others of similar age and temperament. It is wise that you at least place your name on the list so you are lined up for the next starting opportunity. We try to form classes throughout the year when there is sufficient demand.
If you would like to come to a meeting and discuss piano tuition for your child, fill in the form and we will contact you in the near future.
If you have any further questions, we will be prepared to answer them when we meet.
Some of the world's most recognisable leaders have shared a love of music. Here are some quotes from presidents of America which show how highly they value music and how important they consider music education.
"Music education opens doors that help children pass from school into the world around them — a world of work, culture, intellectual activity, and human involvement. The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music."
President Gerald Ford, United States of America
Another American president has positive memories of learning music in school and he still enjoys playing his saxophone.
President Bill Clinton values music education
"Music is about communication, creativity, and cooperation, and, by studying music, students have the opportunity to build on these skills, enrich their lives, and experience the world from a new perspective."
President Bill Clinton, United States of America
We are blessed in Ireland to have a President who is a wonderful supporter of the arts: art, dance, music, poetry and song.
President Michael D. Higgins, Republic of Ireland
In 2016, Ireland celebrates the Centenary of the Easter Rising of 1916. At a recent broadcast of the 'Centenary' concert, the President of Ireland delivered a wonderful speech which ended with the following words describing how now it is time to let the next generation carry the cultural aspirations of the leaders of Irish Freedom Fighters:
"For the leaders of 1916, their political hopes and aspirations for what a free Irish Republic might be, were linked to a rich Irish culture, which they cherished and promoted. Within that vision, their ancient Irish language and culture, informed by our history and migration, was central to everything for which they hoped and fought.
Let us continue, then, to imagine and to dream - for that is surely how we best make use of our past - to build, together, a just and equal future.
Casann an roth. The wheel always turns. What generations have created – beautiful, flawed and full of promise – we now entrust to the next. We wish them well as they make music, and continue to dream."
President Michael D. Higgins, Republic of Ireland
Now, you are well-informed about our piano classes for children and about the benefits of a top quality music education. If you wish to provide these exceptional benefits for your own child, so that he or she may 'make music and continue to dream', you have to take the next step.
What are you going to do?
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A year from now you may wish you had started today!