Timpani and Percussion: your experience

Orchestral training on timpani and percussion instruments in all its forms is high on the agenda, and the Academy’s wide range of orchestras and ensembles, together with its extensive collection of quality instruments and practice facilities, present outstanding opportunities for all students.

The Percussion and Timpani faculty is a hard working and tight-knit community; our students and professors work in a friendly, supportive and thriving environment.


Our teachers include principal players with London's leading orchestras, international soloists and leading session musicians, all of whom are active in music-making of the highest professional standard. Specialists in orchestral and contemporary repertoire, baroque timpani, vibraphone and marimba – as well as distinguished Visiting Professors – come in frequently to work with students in masterclasses, give lectures, and teach one-to-one lessons.