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Royal Academy of Music Museum, London

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4.4/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • Building located next to the Royal Academy of music (Royal Conservatory of music), and has become a Museum of musical instruments old stringed and keyboard instruments, composer's music, I think very interesting old concert programs and exhibits, and if you're interested. Sometimes, lunchtime is doing, such as free guided tours. Wasn't sure what attractions the once-over from the gap on was when I entered the Group of organizations, so didn't have time, so we just had, but had no prior knowledge. I think while reading the description carefully to see what it was, so was disappointed. Admission was free. Is near the entrance to shops, variety of instrumental music and gifts are sold sheet music the composer various publishers are ordered and the was has decided to pick can be. As long as I've thought quite cheaper than the Japan imported music. By the way next to (and even though I was) is entering of students carrying a large stringed instrument Royal Academy of music, is here more splendid building entrance is not visible, this Avenue (and is a very relaxing even though) facing wondered that the right entrance building (not gate).
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  • The Royal Academy of Music is known worldwide. Their museum is Britain’s oldest conservatoire. In permanent galleries and temporary displays, you can see items like the 1709 violin, a Viennese piano f...  read more »
  • I am interested in music and instruments but this museum did not really interest me. There was a very small exhibition about Yehudi Menuhin but it was not very informative. The first floor contained a...  read more »
  • The Academy was the perfect place for me to study - to be surrounded by world class musicians every day (both teachers, visitors and fellow students) was incredible. I would recommend the Academy to any aspiring musician who wants to work in a professional and stimulating environment and have great fun whilst doing it! The staff were always friendly and I had so many great musical experiences - even just within my first term. Thanks to the Academy for providing me with the best possible springboard to the music profession and for the best four years of my life so far!
  • The Royal Academy of Music is a wonderful building, with incredibly good facilities for teaching musicians. I studied here, and the teaching is unparalleled, it provided me with a wealth of skills that I use every day in my career, not only musically but socially and professionally as well. The building itself is incredibly historical, with many interesting antiques for the public to browse in the museum, a fantastic large scale performance platform in the spacious Duke's Hall, with a phenomenal newly built organ donated by Elton John. The small chamber music spaces are also acoustically brilliant, specifically in the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, where in summer you can come and watch the final recitals of the musicians who study here. There is a vast range of concerts that they provide (most for free!), as the numerous students have new and exciting programmes that they perform on a daily basis. The lunchtime recitals are a particular favourite, as the variety of works portrayed shows the increased diversity of musical interests that only students can have. I couldn't recommend the establishment any higher than saying that the people I worked with, the staff that taught me, and the building itself are all completely incomparable to other institutions.
  • The Academy is a fantastic place, not only to study music, but also to hear some of the most exciting young British and international musicians perform. There are concerts open to the public almost every day (many of them free!) and the quality of performance and repertoire is unmatched. The teachers are some of the most respected performers and pedagogues in the world, and student life is a good mixture of serious practice, curiosity in research, intensive lessons and lots of fun. I did two degrees here and would not have the (ever-expanding!) freelance career that I have now; I should thank them for the incredible amount of support I received, both financially and pastorally. This institution has launched the successful musical careers of so many of my colleagues and friends, and I whole-heartedly recommend coming to the building, whether as a student, teacher or listener.
  • I wouldn't change anything about the Academy - All the staff took time to get to know me and help me to the best of their abilities and I came out the other end with a degree I am proud of and friends I will keep forever. The building has a magical yet homely buzz about it and the music-making is of the highest standard I could have imagined. There is such a solid support network and community created by the presence of like-minded and hard-working people. I couldn't recommend this establishment highly enough.
  • If you want to come here as a student this is perhaps one of the least caring conservatoires you could ever choose. Many of the staff don't even try to learn your name, they never listen to your opinions and don't wish to improve their programme just because they have the reputation. The place is disorganised and there is lack of communication between staff (a lot of the staff don't even know each other). There is no dedicated chamber music team or scheduled coaching and they expect you to be free whenever they decide to come in (which was rarely in my case). Due to the ongoing building work lectures are now held in China Town which is an hour walk away. The facilities are awful, what they claim to be performance spaces are just as big as some of the practice rooms and the Duke's Hall has outdated seating meaning it is very hard to see the performance if you are at the back of the hall. None of the rooms in the main building are acoustically sound. The library staff are extremely rude and unhelpful. Every single student I have spoken to has something that they seriously dislike about the institution and most are merely there because of its reputation. The Royal Academy of Music didn't even care or realise that I left, so it really does go to show. PLEASE DON'T GO.
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