Junior Academy

Junior Academy offers a fantastic opportunity to talented and committed young musicians who want to be inspired, challenged and encouraged in their aim to make the very most of their musical ability.

Whether you are still quite young and would benefit from the special focus of Primary Academy or are in your teens and ready for the full Junior Academy programme, you will find yourself amongst others who share your love of music and for whom Saturday is the most important day of the week.

Scholarships and bursaries are available.

Director, Junior Academy:
Howard Ionascu MusB

Associate Director, Junior Academy and Director, Primary Academy:
Krystyna Budzynska GRSM, LRAM, ARAM

Administrator, Junior Academy:
Karen Ingram BA (Hons), Hon ARAM

Read more about Junior Academy here...

Howard Ionascu

Head of Junior Academy: Howard Ionascu

Director of Junior Academy

Founder of Laudate Choir

Previously Director of Music at The King’s School, Canterbury

Read Howard’s blog

Latest News

Success for Junior Academy violist Lena Segal


Lena Segal, who studies viola with Jacquelyn Woods at Junior Academy, has had an eventful few weeks. On 10th February she won...

Latest Blog

Auditions 2015


The Easter holidays have only one focus for Junior Academy: auditions, auditions, auditions. Well done to all talented young ...

Upcoming Events

Junior Academy Concert

Saturday, 27.06.2015 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Programme to include Weber Bassoon Concerto.

Thomas Gould with Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, 04.07.2015 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Internationally renowned violinist and JA alumnus Thomas Gould returns to perfom with the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Williams.

Junior Academy End of Year Concert

Saturday, 11.07.2015 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Programme to include Haydn Te Deum in C.

Staff Finder

follow us on twitter@RoyalAcadMusic
#JuniorAcademy #piano teacher Robin Green, appearing on @BBCInTune today, has asked one of his students to turn pages – great experience.
@RoyalAcadMusic #junioracademy