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Piano Lessons From OAIM

Like the fiddle or the violin, the piano is one of the most accessible instruments used in Irish music.  It’s use is not confined to Irish music communities, but is used in almost every genre of music.  Many people worldwide have learnt the basics of this versatile instrument as a child.  Here at OAIM we have two piano courses that teach both the melody and left hand accompaniment for a variety of Irish tunes.  These courses are accessible to anyone who has a background in piano.  Notation is provided!

Irish Piano Foundations is a course aimed at the player who can already play the piano but who wishes to learn or improve on the primary foundations of playing and accompanying Irish music on the piano. These foundations include:

· Right hand melody - Ornamentation, Fingering, Variation and Rhythm

· Left Hand Accompaniment - Chord progression, Rhythm and Voicing

Irish Piano Tunes and Accompaniment is for the more advanced piano player.  It is aimed at players that already play traditional music, as well as the more advanced piano player who would like to branch out into Irish music. Combining melodic tune playing and accompaniment, the primary aim of this course is to introduce the player to a variety of different traditional tune types.   Accompaniment of other melody players is focused on, as well as right hand melody and left hand accompaniment.

 Whether you are new to Irish music, or have been playing for a while and need some fresh ideas, OAIM tutor Stephen Markham will guide you and inspire you!


OAIM Piano Courses

Piano Foundations - Melody & Accompaniment

Irish Piano Foundations is a course aimed at the player who can already play the piano but who wishes to learn or improve on the primary foundations of playing and accompanying Irish music on the piano. These foundations include: · Right hand melody - Ornamentation, Fingering, Variation and Rhythm · Left Hand Accompaniment - Chord progression, Rhythm and Voicing The course consists of twelve lessons featuring nine tunes with right hand melody and left hand accompaniment. Piano accompaniment is also taught for four of these tunes. Most of the tunes taught in this course are well known allowing the piano [.. Read More]

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Piano Technique

This course is for the intermediate to advanced piano player and suits those that already play traditional music as well as those who want to branch into this music genre. Combining melodic tune playing and accompaniment, the primary aim of this course is to introduce the player to a variety of different traditional tune types as well as how to accompany the tunes taught when playing with others. This course will develop tune repertoire, ornamentation and left hand accompaniment for melody playing. As the piano has the versatility to be both a melodic and accompaniment instrument, the second focus of [.. Read More]

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Welcome to OAIM
Online Academy of Irish Music

  • Would you like to become a better musician or singer?
  • Are you on the path to mastering your instrument but need some top technique tips?
  • Are you interested in beginning a journey into Irish music and want to get off to a great start?
  • Do you have a busy life style and find it hard to fit in the time to drive to weekly music lessons or are there no Irish music teachers in your area?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you have come to the right place!