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


Tickets to our Autumn season are on sale


Tickets to the Academy’s Autumn season are now on sale


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


Piano: Open Day free

15.09.2017 金曜日 10:00, Duke’s Hall

Join Professor Joanna MacGregor, Head of Piano and Michael Dussek, Head of Piano Accompaniment for a masterclass, discussion and concert

Piano Masterclass with Gintaras Januševičius free

10.10.2017 火曜日 10:00, Duke’s Hall

Lithuanian pianist Gintaras Januševičius gives a masterclass

Piano Recital: Granados and More free

10.10.2017 火曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A piano recital of Granados and More

Lilian Davies Prize free

20.10.2017 金曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Piano students perform Beethoven Sonatas

Trio Opal free

31.10.2017 火曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Trio Opal perform Beethoven and Brahms

Schumann’s Myrthen free

07.11.2017 火曜日 13:05, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

A performance of Schmann's Myrthen, op.25

Sterndale Bennett Prize free

08.11.2017 水曜日 10:00, David Josefowitz Recital Hall

Competitors present recitals of piano music composed between 1830 and 1860 of their own choice.

Piano Masterclass with Steven Osborne

21.11.2017 火曜日 10:30, Duke’s Hall

Steven Osborne gives a Piano Masterclass


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

Joanna MacGregor