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Music finds a way
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Music finds a way

Over the last few months, we’ve observed how the music world has adapted, taking on a new role – to transport, educate, entertain- providing escapism and relief.  Here at Finchcocks, we interview our musicians: concert pianists and teachers, to find out how they’ve adapted… Q&A with Warren Mailley-Smith and Graham Fitch Graham, thanks for taking...

Live from Finchcocks with Helen Lacey
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Live from Finchcocks with Helen Lacey

This month we welcomed back Helen Lacey (soprano) & Helen Ridout (pianist), to Finchcocks for a live streamed concert from our outdoor stage… In collaboration with the Lamberhurst Music Festival, Finchcocks live-streamed this seasonal recital via the Facebook page – watch again if you missed it! Programme includes repertoire by: Donaudy, Ravel, Poulenc, Puccini and...

Your top ten moments of 2019
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Your top ten moments of 2019

Its our 1st Birthday! We hear from our participants about what made their experience of Finchcocks special this year…   1. Inspiring tutors Our tutors are all professional musicians and teachers, in demand across the UK and abroad. Our esteemed list of tutors includes: Graham Fitch, Melanie Spanswick and David Hall. “David Hall is an...

Meet our staff: Piano tuner and restorer David Manson
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Meet our staff: Piano tuner and restorer David Manson

Tell us a bit about yourself: How did you become a piano tuner and restorer? I started in the piano business at the age of 17. I had moved to London to start work at Danemann piano manufacturers and learned how to make pianos there. I then moved to another well known company called Knight...

Finchcocks launches gift vouchers in time for Christmas
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Finchcocks launches gift vouchers in time for Christmas

Finchcocks launches gift vouchers! Since we launched a few years ago, we’ve had lots of people enquire about booking courses for their nearest and dearest. With Christmas approaching, and some particularly lovely piano courses arranged for next year, we have created a set of gift vouchers available in multiples of £100 that can be used...

Activities for non-playing guests
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Activities for non-playing guests

Some of our guests ask if they can bring along a partner or non-playing guest. Plus-ones are very welcome! It’s very easy to while away a couple of days enjoying the luxury of our grade I listed stately manor, the grand pianos, grounds, food and wine. However, non-playing guests and partners might like a few...