Philharmonia musicians, and in particular Principals, regularly give masterclasses to aspiring professional players. Young musicians of an advanced standard benefit from a detailed (and often public) analysis of aspects of their performance accompanied by constructive advice.

Masterclasses take place with schools, youth orchestras and universities, focussing upon the geographical areas in which Philharmonia has a concert-giving presence. For example, an annual masterclass at the Three Choirs Festival features music college students who perform in a concert as well as receiving tuition.