Robert Thompson is a London-based pianist and piano teacher.


About Robert

Robert Thompson is in great demand as a piano teacher and piano accompanist, having worked extensively with numerous instrumentalists and singers over the course of the last fifteen years. Since 2011 he has been Principal Piano Consultant and Choral Accompanist at Dame Alice Owen’s School in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire where he leads a thriving department of piano teachers offering the highest standards of piano teaching. 

Earlier in his career, Robert performed widely as chamber musician and piano accompanist. Concert appearances took him all over Europe and further afield, including venues such as the Casa da Música in Porto and London’s Wigmore Hall. He also held the Gilbert and Eileen Edgar Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music 2006-8.

His teaching philosophy is to put the relationship between student and teacher at the centre of his practice, shaping an individual curriculum to suit each student’s area of musical interest whilst supporting them through what can often be testing times learning the piano. He also has a particular love of piano ensemble and continues to coach a number of six- and eight-hand groups as part of his firm belief in offering young pianists the same social and developmental opportunities afforded to other instrumentalists and singers.

Robert has coached piano trios and quartets who have gone on to be both regional and national prize-winners and taught students who have been offered scholarships at the London music conservatoires.



Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful job you’ve done with [our son]. He has excelled tremendously ever since he started piano lessons with you.
— Parent of Dame Alice Owen's School student
We are all extremely grateful for your terrific teaching. [Our children] have really enjoyed learning with you and have progressed hugely. I’m confident they have a love of playing that will stay with them.
— Parent of Dame Alice Owen's School students
What a wonderful evening! The music was spectacular and it was fascinating to witness the communication going on between the players on all levels.
[Our son] very much enjoyed taking part in it and also listening to all the other performances. Thank you for all your hard work - to come up with this unique format and to organise such an inspiring event.
— Parent of Dame Alice Owen's School student
Thank you for your excellent teaching and inspiring guidance in preparation for this exam, what a great choice of pieces you made for [our daughter’s] piano repertoire, she is really enjoying them!
— Parent of Dame Alice Owen's School student


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