CSMC News November 2020
We hope you and your families are safe and well and coping with our new Tier 2 COVID-19 status.
The last time the CSMC Committee wrote to in September we were all hopeful of being able to restart face-to-face lessons again before Christmas, but that has not proved to be possible. Whilst we continue to liaise with Chiswick School and their agents Schools Plus to prepare for opening again on Saturday mornings, the latest round of COVID-19 restrictions has meant that we have had to postpone the resumption of face-to-face lessons until January 2021 at the earliest, and sadly have had to abandon our plans to stage a Christmas Concert this year.
Since lockdown began in March this year, several of our students have continued with online music lessons, which on the whole have been a great success.
Hanna Marchand, our newest teacher, even managed to corral our wind instrument students to play her composition entitled 'Lockdown' with each student recording their own parts and Hanna editing them together. And here's the results.
Unfortunately, online lessons have not been possible for all students and teachers, or for most of our varied groups.
So until a return to Saturday morning music lessons is safe and practical, we will continue to provide online lessons and welcome all existing and potential new students to contact us if they would like to renew or begin online lessons. You can contact us by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking here.
Our online term runs for 10 weeks from Saturday 19th September to 17th October, then after half term from 7th November until 5th December. Lessons are available on Saturday mornings or at other times as arranged with the teacher. Additionally, we have extended our Safeguarding Policy to cover online lessons, which you can read by clicking here.
Lessons are ½ hour or 1 hour long with each ½ hour charged at £20. Students booking and paying for 10 lessons in advance will receive a £20 discount making a block of 10 lessons £180.
Please inform our treasurer Giles of payment made or please contact him with any payment queries at
We will of course write to all students and their parents when we are able to restart face-to-face lessons at the school. In the meantime, we would like to thank all our students, their parents, our teachers and volunteers for their continuing support.