South London Harpsichord Academy

Established and run by the UK-based harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto, the "South London Harpsichord Academy" started as a YouTube Channel whose original aim was to make useful harpsichord-related teaching resources, as well as to promote the harpsichord and related plucked keyboard instruments (i.e. the spinet and virginals). Videos are uploaded regularly in which Baroque pieces currently included in ABRSM and Trinity piano syllabuses are played on the harpsichord, the instrument for which the pieces were originally intended for.


We now also offer one-to-one lessons, courses, and other events at our studio in East Dulwich London SE22. Details of specific courses are regularly updated so please feel free to come back and check out our latest offers, or email us to find out in advance what we are planning to release in the near future!


The Channel address:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeu_cVUJ_j1TUJaots2p9ZQ



***One-to-one lessons available at our studio in East Dulwich SE22***

£54 per hour (or £40 for 45 mins)

One-off, and regular lessons offered

If you have a baroque piece you’d like to try on the harpsichord, please get in touch!

Or, even if you don’t have anything to play specifically, but would like to try the harpsichord, you are also very welcome. We feel passionate about providing opportunities for people to try the harpsichord regardless of your previous experience. Having an experience on this wonderful instrument could lead to a better understanding and appreciation of the baroque repertoire and enhance your general musicianship.

For those people interested in regular lessons, we are able to offer you lessons to students from beginners to Diploma level. We can also help you prepare for exams for those who are interested. Many previous students have successfully completed exams of all levels and secured places at music colleges in the UK and the Netherlands.


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)