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)

The Piano Accompaniment Course allows students to develop the highest standards of musicianship and pianism through study of ensemble repertoire. A combination of instrumental and vocal collaboration is central to the course and accompanists benefit from the experience and expertise of professors in all departments of the Academy, in addition to their own teachers.

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


Academy unveils new Finzi scholarship and bust


The Royal Academy of Music has unveiled a new specially-commissioned bust of the English composer Gerald Finzi as well as a significant new scholarship in the composer’s name


Auditions 2016


Advice for everyone auditioning for studies in 2017


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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@RoyalAcadMusic • 9月 20
Congratulations to #piano #alum and prof @florian_mitrea for 2nd prize at Scottish International Piano Competition: bit.ly/2wH41Oe
@RoyalAcadMusic • 9月 05
Congratulations to student Anna Geniushene, who won 3rd prize at Busoni International #Piano Competition and prize for best chamber music.
@RoyalAcadMusic • 9月 04
Double congratulations to @alimbeisembayev, who has won both Manchester and Dartington Festival International #Piano Competitions.

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

Joanna MacGregor