Piano Accompaniment: your experience

Piano Accompaniment is a full-time postgraduate course designed to train pianists to the highest level of concert performance.

Academy students are exposed to a broad range of song and instrumental accompaniment, duo work and chamber music to maximise versitility and employability.

To find out more about specific areas of study, visit our Course Activities page. 

Head of Piano Accompaniment 

Professor Michael Dussek performs with leading instrumentalists and singers in many of the world’s major concert venues, including London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. His extensive discography includes recordings of York Bowen’s first three Piano Concertos with Vernon Handley and the BBC Concert Orchestra. He has taught Piano Accompaniment and Chamber Music at the Academy since 1988 and many of his former students are now at the forefront of the music profession.


Our professors include some of the most illustrious performers and teachers in the field of ensemble piano. Requests can be made to study with specific teachers and every effort is made to meet these requests.

Find out about audition requirements, and how to apply