Making the Grade (2017) (2017)

  • 1h 22m

The Irish Film Institute is delighted to welcome All Generations Empowered at Indeed to a special screening of Making The Grade. At the Irish Film Institute, we champion diverse stories and storytellers, and we’re delighted to partner with All Generations Empowered to celebrate multigenerational voices. We hope you enjoy the screening and look forward to welcoming you to IFI@Home again soon.

Over 30,000 students prepare for piano exams each year in this country. In this delightfully quirky and uplifting documentary, we are invited into the world of the piano lesson. The film examines the special bond between piano teachers and their pupils, shares in the students’ struggles, and marvels at their teachers’ dedication.

51 participants from all over the country feature in the film, with each participant representing a different stage in the learning process and a different technique in teaching piano. The film charts the journey from novice to expert and presents the difficulties and rewards of the learning process along the way.


Ken Wardrop


Ken Wardrop


Andrew Freedman

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