Junior Academy

We are thrilled to continue the Junior Piano Academy in 2021 after the huge success in 2020.

The 21st edition of our beloved summer school will set new standards and parameters by simultaneously being both online and onsite in Manchester.

All levels of pianists are welcome  from grade 1 through to young artists preparing for international competitions. The outstanding facilities and  unrivalled faculty will ensure inspirational learning. 

The standard piano programme is designed around 4 basic course options. To view the course content please click on the links below:

Elementary  Suitable for pianists currently working between grades 1 – 3 
Intermediate
Suitable for pianists currently working between grades 4 – 6
Advanced
Suitable for pianists currently working between grades 7-8
Young Artist
Suitable for pianists who are diploma level and above

For anyone who is unable to attend the course in Manchester a full online programme has been designed, to include live streaming of all recitals, live group classes, lesson observations, practise sessions and final recitals. We are thrilled to have an outstanding faculty for the online course.

In addition to the individual lessons, there will be group workshops, performance classes, evening faculty recitals, practise clinics and much more.

It is possible to book on many extra courses, including sight-reading, aural, theory, jazz, harpsichord  and more. To see what is on offer take a look at the extra course options here.

It is possible to book an advice audition during the course and receive written feedback from the Head of Keyboard at Chetham’s Dr Murray McLachlan, or another member of the piano faculty at the school.

The Academy is open to pianists who are under 18.

NB Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent at all times. 

A quote from a mother of a teenage boy

‘He not only feels it is a place he can concentrate on his music, but he has a great social life too.  He thinks he has made his best friends on the course, people with whom he has a great deal in common.’

It is possible to come for less than the full course. Please email Kathryn, the administrator to discuss options info@pianosummerschool.com