South London Harpsichord Academy

Established and run by the harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto, the "South London Harpsichord Academy" is a YouTube Channel that is passionate about promoting the harpsichord and related plucked keyboard instruments (i.e. the spinet and virginals) to curious musicians out there, and uploads videos of some Baroque pieces that are currently included in ABRSM and other piano exam syllabuses, and more!

We aim to provide an one-stop place for those curious pianists who want to hear their Baroque pieces on the instrument that they were originally written for.

The Channel address is:

Harpsichord Hire

We have the following harpsichords available for rental in the London (UK) area for students learning the harpsichord (delivery charge applies - please enquire):

1. Zuckerman Flemish Single - 1x8', 1x4', no buff, 415 only, CC-d3 (£60 per month)

2. Spinet - 1x8', 440 only, FF/GG-f3 (£50 per month)

3. Single-manual Italian harpsichord (2011) by Andrew Wooderson (for professional concert rental/rehearsal only) - 2x8', no buff, 392/415/440, BB-d3 (please contact us for further information)

If you would like to contact us, please email:

[email protected] 

Recent Videos:

Le Coucou by Daquin (1694-1772)

Played on a Spinet.

Recorded in London (October 2020)

ABRSM Grade 8 Piano

A1: Fantasia in C Minor (JS Bach)

Played on a Harpsichord.

Recorded in London (January 2021)