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Fortwilliam Park, Belfast,
BT15 4AR,
028 9078 4200
cbsm.info-BR@eani.org.uk
 Piano
   
Piano DepartmentProspective students are invited to apply from age 7 years upwards. Musical aptitude and suitability for the courses we offer will be determined by an audition. Successful applicants will follow one of 2 courses of study. Students must complete all elements of each course.

It is expected that all students will have regular access to a 7-octave piano with full size keys and pedals.CBSM advocates a holistic approach to learning as we seek to develop the musicality of our students to their best potential. We aim to provide a wide and varied range of musical experiences. It is for this reason that there are a number of elements to each course.Junior Department
Senior Department
Piano as a Second Study Junior DepartmentChildren may apply in the final term of Year 3 to commence tuition in September of Year 4. Applications are welcomed from complete beginners and those who have had previous learning experience.Auditions are assessed in 2 parts:(a)     assessment of aural awareness(b)     participation in a short lesson to assess suitability for the instrument. 
Applicants must be successful in both elements to be accepted on to the course.
 
Successful applicants will receive a 30 minute shared lesson in the first year of learning. This element of the course takes place on weekday evenings. In addition, piano students will participate in one of the Group Activities [click] linked to the Junior School which take place on Saturday mornings.Attendance at both elements of the course is compulsory.Senior Department

Students who have successfully passed Grade 2 or who are entered for the Grade 2 in the forthcoming Summer examination session are invited to apply. Applicants will be required to:(a)     complete a formal Aural Awareness Assessment(b)     audition – perform a piece or their own choice with scales and arpeggios appropriate to their level. A suitable piece of sight-reading will be given.Successful applicants will receive an individual 30 minute lesson. Each student on the main course will attend a 30 minute Theory class (up to Grade 5) and a 30 minute Aural class on a weekly basis. Advanced students who have passed Grade 6 and are working towards Grade 7 or above may apply for the Advanced Course which includes a 45 minute lesson, for which there is an extra charge. Regular attendance at all classes is compulsoryPiano as a Second StudyApplications will be welcomed from students who have reached Grade 2 in another instrument and who wish to learn Piano as a second study.Students who have already completed the Aural Awareness Assessment for entry to CBSM will be required to complete the audition element only.

Acting Head of Department
Mrs Emma Moore