Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Music Education : The Royal Academy of Music – London

Study violin and other string instruments at the academy.

“This is one of the great conservatories of the world, a powerhouse that has produced the great and the famous from Sir Simon Rattle to Sir Elton John”  - The Guardian, October 2004

 The prestigious Royal Academy of Music is  founded in 1822 by Lord Burghersh at the heart of the central London which is considered as the “musical capital of the world” and a major tourist attraction in Europe. The academy produced leading musicians,soloists, conductors, singers and composers which later became either part of major European Symphony Orchestras or working in British Broadcasting Company (BBC).

The academy has fully renovated facilities among them are: David Josefowitz Recital Hall, York Gate (designed by John Nash) teaching rooms, Sir Jack Lyons Theatre, and the York Gate Collections where valuable instruments and manuscripts are in place for display.

Other Facilities includes:       
  • With hundreds of  rooms  for teaching, lecture, practice, rehearsal, and concert
  • Practicing and Recording Studios
  • Duke Hall 400-seat concert venue
  • Creative Technology Suite
  • Library contains a large archives of historical printed music  materials and  audio collections
  • Canteen for the Academy community
Academy Departments:
  • Strings:  Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
  • Vocal studies
  • Royal Academy Opera
  • Piano and Piano Accompaniment
  • Composition and Contemporary Music
  • Jazz
  • Historical Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Timpani and Percussion
  • Conducting and Choral Conducting
  • Harp and Classical Guitar
  • Organ and Classical Accordion
  • Open Academy
  • Academic Studies and Research Programmes
It has a multi-cultural friendly environment with students from over 50 countries where one can be easily adapt to the community while pursuing a career in music.  The academy ensures that students gets the required support that they need especially with international students who are also adjusting to the new environment.  Various activities are given to students for them to experience the real core of their studies and prepare them for professional world standards.

Visiting the museum:   Opening hours
11.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday
12pm-4pm Saturday

Address and contact details:
Marylebone Road
London NW1  5HT
Telephone +44 (0)20 7873 7373 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +44 (0)20 7873 7373      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Sir Elton John singing "Your Song" at the Royal Opera House
with Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra