7th August 2020

Educational visits

We have given many hundreds of presentations to schools and colleges over the years.

For schools this can be a general introduction to the history of keyboard instruments with many practical demonstrations, or it can be more specific, focusing on more physical aspects, such as “how is the sound produced?” with examples on organs, clavichords, harpsichords and pianos. College visits can also be geared to more specific repertoire areas e.g. “The London Piano School”. We are very well-connected to many specialist who can assist with such presentations. Educational groups are offered the opportunity to explore the instruments for themselves. There is always expert guidance at hand to allow students to make the most of the experience.

Many groups finish their visits with an informal music-making recital by the players in their group

Research students are encouraged to come and use the collection for their thesis or specific projects.