The Piano Faculty attracts talented students from all over the world, making it one of the Academy’s most diverse and exciting departments.


Below you will find a list of the types of classes and modules that have been on offer at the Academy.

Core Modules

Undergraduate students take weekly academic classes in addition to their principal study. The classes are designed to complement and add to every student’s creative development as performers.

Below are the module titles for 2020-2021. For for more information read the BMus Course Handbook.

  • Analytical Skills 1

  • Performing In Context 1

  • Aural Skills 1

  • Score Reading

  • Artist Development

Department Classes
And Activities

Apart from weekly one-to-one lessons with your piano professor, all piano soloists have chamber music coaching and one-to-one lessons with Visiting Professors as well as public masterclasses.

Additionally, we offer extra classes and training specifically for pianists:

Early Keyboards - coaching on harpsichord and fortepiano

Coaching on harpsichord and fortepiano

Improvising to Film

Working in Multimedia: collaborating with visual artists and filmmakers

Working with Actors and the Spoken Word

Composition Classes

Writing Piano Transcriptions

Working with Jazz

Careers Advice for Pianists

Lieder Accompaniment

Open Days

Open Days are the perfect way to discover more about the Academy and whether it’s the right place for you.

Find out practical information about the application process, finances and career development on the Open Days Home.

Woodwind players in a large group rehearsal