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Piano Academy

The Piano Academy offers promising young pianists the opportunity to share their skills and talents with other like-minded musicians.

Piano Academy activities include coaching in piano duets and chamber music with professional pianists, training in accompanying skills, creative composition projects, a chance to rehearse and perform as part of an orchestra or pops band, masterclass sessions and collaborative performance events.

All Piano Academy activities are designed to develop independence and confidence, both as a soloist and as an ensemble musician, and are a must for any talented young pianist!

To enquire about joining the Piano Academy please e-mail

For full details of the Academy scheme, and to read more about the Academy for choral, guitar and orchestral, please refer back to those areas pages here.

Advanced Academy

The Advanced Academy provides additional support and opportunities for the most advanced young musicians in Berkshire.

The Advanced Academy runs courses that focus on specialist chamber music sessions and musicianship. All Advanced Academy activities are designed to nurture the developing musician, promoting independence and confidence with a particular focus on developing the skills that are vital to succeed in the higher grades and GCSE/A Level Music qualifications. Recently the Advanced Academy has run workshops in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Atea Wind Quintet and Quintable Brass quintet as well as receiving chamber music coaching from renowned guitar soloist Craig Ogden.

Throughout the year members of the Advanced Academy will have the opportunity to work with top professional performers through a variety of masterclasses and consultation lessons.

In addition to this, the Advanced Academy offers support to young musicians who aspire to join national ensembles, or continue their study of music at university and conservatoire by offering masterclass opportunities and advice on how to audition successfully.

Download more information about this year’s Advanced Academy here. To enquire about joining the Advanced Academy please e-mail Alternatively, complete the form here to nominate a young musician to be added to REMA (Register of Exceptional Musical Ability); students on REMA will be provided with a pathway for future membership of the Academy@Maestros.

Filming: Berkshire Maestros reserves the right to make a video recording of all Academy and County Group auditions. This is because we have different teams of assessors and we need to make sure that marking is consistent. Moderation is done by the Curricular Head and specialised instrument tutors; they are the only people who will see the videos which will be destroyed once the assessment has concluded.

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