We want you to feel prepared for your audition, so here’s all you need to know about the availability of accompanists and where you’ll be able to practise.


The Academy has a pool of accompanists for the London live auditions in December. There is no charge for using an Academy accompanist, and you will be allocated a rehearsal with them in your warm-up time immediately before your audition.

Piano Accompaniment candidates should consult the Piano Accompaniment audition page for guidance.

Please note, it’s not possible for us to arrange additional rehearsal time before the audition date, allocate accompanists in advance, or receive music copies in advance.

We do not require advance notice of your programme, but if you are not bringing standard repertoire please remember that technically challenging accompaniments can be difficult to master in the rehearsal time allocated before your audition.

Practice Rooms

When you arrive for your audition, you will be given practice time, usually at least 20 minutes immediately before your audition. If you would like more practice time beforehand, here is a list of commercial practice facilities in London:

  • Jaques Samuel Pianos Ltd
    142 Edgware Road, Marble Arch, London W2 2DZ
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7723 8818
  • Peregrine’s Pianos
    137A Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8TU
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7242 9865
  • Kafri Studios
    Arch 357 Laburnum Street, London E2 8BB
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 8616 0233 or mobile +44 (0)7828 254458
  • Craxton Studios
    14 Kidderpore Avenue, London NW3 7SU
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7435 2965
  • The Music Studios
    29 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NQ
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7486 0025

Also see London Rehearsal Studios for other suggestions.

Rehearsal and performance spaces are available to rent at tutti.space, mushRoom and PianoMe.