Located in a hilltop medieval village in southern Tuscany, the Piccola Accademia di Montisi has been founded to provide a center of inspiration for musicians worldwide who have an interest in the harpsichord, its repertoire and its history. One of the Piccola Accademia’s most important activities is to provide students and recent graduates with exceptional master classes in harpsichord performance. The combination of our instrument collection, the quality of teaching at the Piccola Accademia, superb acoustics and the quiet and relaxed nature of life in the Tuscan countryside, creates a special environment in which to study and be inspired. Since the academy opened its doors in 2007 over 200 harpsichordists from more than 30 countries have enrolled. Concurrent with the master classes are student concerts and recitals given by the world’s leading harpsichordists. This year the Piccola Accademia is establishing a residency program for qualified musicians to study and record on the academy’s instrument collection.