Rossall International Piano Academy is Rossall School’s unique and innovative programme for outstanding young pianists aged 11-18.
We recognise the importance of ensuring that young musicians benefit from inspirational coaching within a supportive school environment that engenders social, emotional, cultural and intellectual growth.
The Rossall International Piano Academy is committed to providing world-class musical education, enabling our pianists to develop the skills, confidence and tenacity required to achieve their full musical potential.
Bespoke programmes of study are designed in collaboration with our students to ensure that their own individual aspirations are supported to the highest possible level as they forge their path towards a career in music. The Piano Academy is equally suited to gifted pianists who wish to pursue a career away from the concert stage, but nonetheless, enjoy performing at the highest level.
Academic results at Rossall School are superb, with almost half of all A Level grades resulting in the award of an ‘A*’ or ‘A’ in 2020. Culturally and intellectually, the school provides excellent preparation for those wishing to study music at colleges and universities around the globe. The school enjoys strong links with a growing number of leading conservatories and musical organisations both within the UK and overseas.
Twenty-first century musicians need to be accomplished and versatile practitioners, and many of the building blocks necessary for a successful career are provided here at Rossall.
Teaching and coaching are delivered through weekly individual lessons and workshops with our distinguished faculty. Students also benefit from regular exposure to world-class performers such as Martin Roscoe (Associate Professor), in our masterclass and Signature concert series.
There are a wealth of performance opportunities available to our pianists, with regular lunchtime concerts and external performance opportunities throughout the region and further afield. Practice sessions are built into each student’s personal timetable, with expert staff on hand to supervise and help students to achieve their very best in between their lessons.
Chamber music and other collaborative music-making opportunities are plentiful. Group classes in sight reading, performance skills, keyboard technique and music theory constitute key aspects of the programme.
Applicants for Rossall International Piano Academy should initially apply to the School via our Admissions Department using the form below or by emailing [email protected].
Upon registration, applicants will be invited to audition with Mr Adam Dobson.
Students should prepare two contrasting pieces to perform with a maximum time limit of 12 minutes.