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Jazz Improvisation Piano Course
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Jazz Improvisation Piano Course

It is said that the best improvised music sounds composed, and that the best composed music sounds improvised. This may sound like a contradiction, but the trick to jazz music is actually playing spontaneously and with creativity, and at the same time hitting notes with intentional conviction. Confused? Well, you’ve come to the right place!...

Charity Broadwood Concert: Sunday 27 May @ 7:30 PM
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Charity Broadwood Concert: Sunday 27 May @ 7:30 PM

We’ve very pleased to announce that we will be hosting a concert in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons, with all profits being donated to the Help Musicians UK. The concert is being sponsored by Broadwood to celebrate the bicentenary of the delivery of one of Broadwood’s finest pianos to Beethoven. We have three Broadwood pianos...

Valentine’s special offer – partners come for free!
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Valentine’s special offer – partners come for free!

Although most people who join us for our piano courses come on their own, partners are always welcome, and we normally charge £250 per non-playing partner or £350 if they want to join in with the group sessions and use the grand pianos to practice. Partners come for free on our February course! As it...

Our first weekend course!
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Our first weekend course!

We’re very excited to have run our first weekend piano course which ended up being entirely sold out. The course was run by our Musical Director, Dave Hall, who did an absolutely fabulous job of engaging and inspiring our group of advanced intermediates. Dave kicked off the weekend with a workshop session – “All about...

Seven Grand Pianos delivered by Crane!
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Seven Grand Pianos delivered by Crane!

Over the past few months, we have been acquiring some really magnificent grand pianos and after careful restoration of the cellar, we were ready to put them all in situ this weekend. What we hadn’t entirely anticipated was that not a single one of our grand pianos would fit down the 18th century staircase to...

A New Grand Piano!
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A New Grand Piano!

We’re very pleased to announce the latest addition to our collection – a very handsome Grotrian Steinweg concert grand piano. And at 7ft 3in, the model 220 grand piano is the second largest piano in our piano collection. The partnership between Friedrick Grotrian and Theodor Steinweg began in the 1850s. A few years before, Theodor’s father,...

The Coach House is finished!
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The Coach House is finished!

We’ve had a team of contractors working day and night over the past few months, and we’re very pleased to announce that the Coach House is now open for business. New plumbing, heating and electrical systems have been installed, in addition to ten new bathrooms and nine new bedrooms. We’ve managed to keep nearly all of...

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