CSMC to return in September
Chiswick Saturday Music Centre is working towards restarting face to face music lessons and band practise at the start of the new academic year in September 2021.
Throughout the Covid restrictions CSMC has continued to provide music lessons online, which has kept alive the spirit of Chiswick Saturday Music Centre. Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone - teachers, volunteers and students - who have helped over this hugely difficult period.
Unfortunately online lessons didn't work for every student and couldn't be made to work at all for our groups and bands. This has lead to a reduction in student numbers over the last 18 months with a consequent impact on our finances.
The good news is that CSMC has been able to obtain a small 'restart' grant from Hounslow Council, which hopefully will be sufficient to get us back on our feet and financial stable once again. However, to achieve this we need help.
We need more volunteers to help supervise activities on Saturday mornings or to help the Committee ensure the smooth running of CSMC. But more than anything we need more students.
Students can be of any age or any level of musical ability from complete beginner upwards. Lessons comprise an individual face to face lesson in your chosen instrument lasting 20 or 30 minutes, or more if you choose, and includes the opportunity to join one or more of our groups and bands.
Here's what some of our students have to say about learning at CSMC:
Sophie says "I play guitar and my online lessons are fun but I miss playing music with others and I can't wait to play with my friends in the band again in September"
David adds "I have always had an ambition to play the saxophone. CSMC gave me the chance to learn and to play with others which is both great fun and hugely rewarding."
Sentiments which are echoed by our teachers:
Bob one of our longest serving teachers says "I'm really looking forward to teaching students face to face at CSMC again from September. Online lessons have been great fun during lockdown but students benefit so much more from playing live with other musicians whether that's with their teacher in individual lessons or together in CSMC groups and bands."
If you are able to help us in any way then please do what you can. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can help others experience the joy of learning and playing music by making a donation to CSMC by clicking on the link below.
Looking forward to September, we expect to have vacancies across our timetable in many instruments including: guitar, bass, piano, singing, saxophone, flute, and percussion. If you would like to start or continue your musical journey, please drop us an email at email@example.com
Until we can meet again, please take care and stay safe.