Timpani and Percussion

The Academy’s Timpani and Percussion Department, led by Neil Percy, has a worldwide reputation for excellent provision for students and for professional training in the complex and versatile world of percussion playing.

 
Our aim is to provide students with a variety of related instrument study. Employability is essential to the ethos of the Timpani and Percussion Department; our graduates have full, rewarding and varied careers after attaining the skills necessary for continuing musical and professional development.

 

 
The Academy offers Principal Study for both undergraduate and postgraduate percussionists.

Timpani and Percussion: Your Experience

Timpani and Percussion Open Day: Please contact us to discuss making an individual appointment

See also:
Performance, the central driving force behind all Academy studies
Regent Scholarship Scheme
 
Contact

Murray Richmond, Department Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7320 / email percussion@ram.ac.uk

Neil Percy

Head of Timpani and Percussion: Neil Percy

Timpanist and percussionist with the London Symphony Orchestra

Works with composers, film composers, pop and jazz artists

Gives masterclasses and coaches at conservatoires and percussion events in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia

Latest News

The Principal and the EU

29.03.2017

A personal message from the Principal

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Auditions 2016

01.12.2016

Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017

Upcoming Events

Percussion Showcase free

Friday, 12.05.2017 13:05, Duke’s Hall

The Steve Reich Mallet Quartet perform a world premiere

Mahler's Symphony no.2 at Royal Festival Hall

Thursday, 22.06.2017 19:30, Royal Festival Hall

Semyon Bychkov, conducts Mahler’s kaleidoscopic reflection on life, redemption and resurrection

Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra free

Saturday, 01.07.2017 15:45, Duke’s Hall

Gergely Madaras conducts the Junior Academy Symphony Orchestra

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