We surveyed 407 piano accompanists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical piano accompanist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a piano accompanist?



Working as a piano accompanist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a piano accompanist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a piano accompanist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a piano accompanist?



It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a piano accompanist.


Do piano accompanists work full-time or part-time?

2% of piano accompanists work in full-time roles while 98% work part-time.

Are piano accompanists allowed to express themselves creatively?



Creativity is intrinsic to being a piano accompanist, and a highly valuable part of the career.