Outreach & Education at RTÉ lyric fm

    Piano Keys 2013 & 2014

    Professor Réamonn Keary guides students through the 2013/2014 Royal Irish Academy of Music Local Centre Piano Examinations. Over 30,000 students take these exams annually.This award winning educational series offers expert tips and additional advice to help students brush up on their practice, excel in their performance and ultimately help improve their results. The podcasts are valid for students taking their exams in December 2013 and 2014 for all grades from Elementary Grade to Grade 8.

    Click here to listen/download Piano Keys 2013

    Click here to listen/download Piano Keys 2014

    RTÉ lyric fm Choirs for  Christmas 2013 - winners announced!

    Primary School Category

    1st prize (€500) - St Brigid’s Girls National School, Cabinteely, Dublin  directed by Orla Gillan

    We would also like to commend:

    The senior choir of  5th and 6th classes of Castle Park School, Dalkey directed by Edel McKiernan

    St Patrick’s Primary School Choir, Derry directed by Ursula Cullen

    Secondary School Category

    1st Prize (€500) - Carrickfergus Grammar School Choir conducted by Edward Craig

    Highly Commended: Wesley College Chamber Choir directed by Áine Balfe

    Commended: Ballyclare High School directed by Carole Doherty

    Best performance of the RTE lyric fm Christmas Carol Commission by Linda Buckley 

    This prize was not awarded this year

    Though we would like to commend:   Wesley Girls Choir, Dublin directed by Helen Doyle for their performance

    Overall Choir

    1st Prize (€1000) - New Dublin Voices, directed by Bernie Sherlock

    2nd Prize (€500) - Grosvenor Chorale, directed by Edward Craig

    RTÉ lyric fm Outreach Project

    A mobile radio studio is brought to the school where the fundamental aspects of radio programme making are discussed. Students prepare, script, present and produce their programmes.

    If your school would like to take part in the RTÉ lyric fm Educational Outreach Programme, Transition Year Co-ordinators / School Principals should write to us outlining why you would like us to visit your school.

    Teachers are encouraged to discuss why you are applying and what they hope to learn from the project. Students and teachers are encouraged to tune into RTÉ lyric fm before the outreach team visits your school. Why not listen in during music or media studies classes?

    The Educational Outreach Programme is led by Gail Henry, Producer at RTÉ lyric fm and various RTÉ presenters and members of production staff.

    Please send your requests to:
    Outreach & Education Project
    RTÉ lyric fm
    Cornmarket Square
    Limerick
    (Applications are based on a first-come first-served basis.)

    For further details contact Gail Henry:
    Email: henryg@rte.ie
    Phone: 061 207 331

    Our outreach workshops are provided free as part of RTÉ's public service commitments.

    FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
    Check out answers to some of the most common queries about our Outreach & Education projects.

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