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COVID - ONLINE TEACHING for January 2021

CSM ONLINE TEACHING for January 2021
 
Dear Parents / Guardians and Students,
 
We hope you had a good Christmas and New Year 2021.
This has been a very strange year for us all and as we move into January 2021, our population are still extremely vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.
 
Due to the government's announcement this afternoon - 06.01.21 and the NEW guidleines issued by the HSE and Dept of Education, CSM have now moved to ONLINE TEACHING ONLY effective from Thursday 7th January 2021 for the month of January. This date will be reviewed as the COVID situation unfolds over the next few weeks.
 
Your child / children's teacher will be in contact with you shortly to set up online classes.
 
For students at Castleknock Community College, classes will continue online as usual
 

Mini Music Academy Classes DEFERRED for the Month of January 2021

Mini Music Academy classes are now DEFERRED for the month of January 2021. 
We hope to resume at the beginning of February.
Classes normally finish in May and it is our plan to extend our MMA classes to June to make up for classes missed in January
 
 
 Online Resources

CSM Student Piano Exam Preparation

While online classes are flowing along, don't forget to use online resources to help with your musical development.

Here is Professor Reamonn Keary (RIAM) performing 2020 exam pieces - a fantastic visual / audio resource.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC2eu2kQPWo

To find your exam pieces on YouTube, simply put Reamonn Keary together with the title of your piece, into the search bar.

 

RIAM Mock Examinations

You can become familiar with the format of the RIAM exams by checking out online videos.

Here is Ms Lorna Horan, senior examiner of the RIAM taking you through aural tests preparation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2yLNNL654E

You can see many videos online by typing in RIAM Mock Exams in the YouTube search bar

 

Please like CSM on FACEBOOK and keep updated with regular posts to help / support you with exam preparation and overall musical development:

https://www.facebook.com/castleknockschoolofmusic/

https://www.facebook.com/MiniMusicAcademy/

 

The health and welfare of all our staff and students is of top priority to us, and we are continuing to actively monitor national and international sources of information to help ensure the wellbeing of the CSM community. 

We will continue to provide updates as they arise through our website, mailing list and facebook pages.

 Thank you for your kindness and support to CSM and our teaching staff through this pandemic as we endeavour to provide the best musical education possible to your child / children.

Wishing all our parents and students continued health. Keep safe!

 
CSM & MMA Team :)