Audrey Hyland studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she won all the major awards for accompanists and chamber music. She is now a professor at the Royal Academy of Music where she teaches singers and accompanists. She also coaches on the Jette Parker programme at Covent Garden. She has given masterclasses in Denmark, Sweden and Canada. In 2008 she was made an honorary ARAM in recognition of her work in the RAM opera department.