The Piano Faculty has a worldwide reputation for training aspiring pianists as soloists, chamber musicians and accompanists. 

We train pianists to think creatively. We will encourage you to find your artistic identity as a performer, developing your technique to become a well-rounded and imaginative musician.

The Academy offers two areas of Principal Study for pianists:

Piano Solo

(undergraduate and postgraduate)

This area of study focuses on solo repertoire, concerto performance and all aspects of professional training. You will work closely with your piano professor, but you will also have the opportunity to play to Visiting Professors and in public masterclasses. Your training also includes regular chamber music and accompaniment experience.

Piano Solo: Your Experience

Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment

(postgraduate only)

This area of study offers specialist piano accompaniment lessons with both singers and instrumentalists. Chamber music collaborations are frequent and performed regularly. These ensembles are coached by our piano professors and also by professors from other departments. You can also choose to receive some lessons in solo piano work.

Chamber Music and Piano Accompaniment: Your Experience

If you are interested in the Academy’s Répétiteur course, information can be found under Royal Academy Opera. Some répétiteur experience is also offered to students studying in the Piano Faculty.

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


Alison Booker, Piano Administrator
Telephone 020 7873 7405 / Email keyboard@ram.ac.uk

Professor Joanna MacGregor

Head of Piano: Professor Joanna MacGregor

World-wide reputation as an imaginative and innovative performer

Over 30 recordings released ranging from Bach to jazz

Experienced Curator/Director, most recently of Dartington International Summer School

Founder of her own label, SoundCircus

Studied at the Royal Academy of Music; Head of Piano here since 2011


Steven Isserlis and Bengt Forsberg become Academy Visiting Professors


Two more internationally acclaimed performers join our extensive roster


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Russian Wind Music free

02.03.2017 木曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A concert of Prokofiev and Sofia Gubaidulina

Academy at Colston Hall

07.03.2017 火曜日 13:05, Colston Hall

A concert of repertoire for trumpet and piano

Academy at Colston Hall

14.03.2017 火曜日 13:05, Colston Hall

Pianist Ariel Lanyi performs music from Liszt at Colston Hall

Academy at Colston Hall

21.03.2017 火曜日 13:05, Colston Hall

Students perform Reinecke and Franck at Colston Hall

Academy at Colston Hall

28.03.2017 火曜日 13:05, Colston Hall

Pianist Oscar Caravaca performs music from Beethoven and Schubert at Colston Hall

Academy at China Exchange free

29.03.2017 水曜日 18:00, China Exchange

Academy students perform Haydn and Mendelssohn piano trios


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@RoyalAcadMusic • 2月 21
TODAY Bengt Forsberg #piano accompaniment masterclass 2.30pm #free bit.ly/2lHjBIf
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@RoyalAcadMusic • 1月 26
TODAY Pianists Adrian Brendle and Anna Geniushene play Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev and Liszt 1.05pm #free #piano bit.ly/2j7FgJj

‘My aim is to encourage young pianists to think creatively, be daring, and create opportunities for themselves’

Joanna MacGregor