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


June at the Academy


Find out about our June highlights


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Beethoven: 32 Sonatas, 32 Pianists II free

27.06.2017 火曜日 10:15, Museum Piano Gallery

Sonatas, performed by Academy pianists

Beethoven: 32 Sonatas, 32 Pianists III free

27.06.2017 火曜日 11:15, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Sonatas, performed by Academy pianists

Piano, Multimedia, Film free

27.06.2017 火曜日 13:00, Various venues around the Academy

Collaboration with dancers from London Contemporary Dance School and visual artists from Central Saint Martins

Jacob Barnes Prize Winners’ Concert: Quartertonal Piano Project free

27.06.2017 火曜日 16:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Two upright pianos are tuned a quartertone apart in the middle of the hall in this performance of brand new music

Mozart from the Keyboard free

27.06.2017 火曜日 17:30, Duke’s Hall

Academy pianists direct Mozart’s K.415 and K.595 concertos

Piano, Multimedia, Film free

28.06.2017 水曜日 13:00, Various venues around the Academy

Academy Pianists collaborate with visual artists from Central Saint Martins

Final Festival Event free

28.06.2017 水曜日 18:00, Duke’s Hall

The final performance of the 2017 Piano Festival features performances from the Bukolika Trio, Joseph Havlat and Thomas Ang

Piano Rolls free

28.06.2017 水曜日 13:00, Henry Wood Room

1.00–5.00pm A rolling programme of chamber music: 1.00pm: Piano and Trumpet: New Views  Lucy Humphris trumpe...

Beethoven: 32 Sonatas, 32 Pianists IV free

28.06.2017 水曜日 12:10, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Sonatas, performed by Academy pianists

Hummel’s Mozart Transcriptions free

28.06.2017 水曜日 11:00, Duke’s Hall

Pocket Sinfonia perform Hummel’s Mozart Transcriptions

Advanced Diploma Recital: Kitbi Lee free

29.06.2017 木曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Kitbi Lee violin Daniel King-Smith piano Fauré Romance, op.28 Ysaÿe Violin Sonata in D minor, op.27 no...


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

Joanna MacGregor