The Royal Academy of Music was the first British conservatoire to introduce teaching for the classical accordion. Since its start, the Accordion Faculty has been a pioneering force in the development of new repertoire and has quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the most successful accordion players in the world. 

The Academy offers Principal Study to both undergraduate and postgraduate accordion players.

Accordion Open Day: 5th October 2017

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies

Regent Scholarship Scheme



Karen Ingram, Accordion Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7380 / email

Owen Murray

Head of Accordion: Owen Murray

Has performed as a soloist with many of the world’s leading orchestras

World premieres of major works by illustrious composers

Dedicated teacher and untiring champion of the accordion

Founder of the Academy’s pioneering classical accordion department

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Accordion Recital free

Thursday, 05.10.2017 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

An accordion recital given by Academy students

Accordion Open Day free

Thursday, 05.10.2017 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

With Head of Accordion Owen Murray

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