Almost all of our students and staff use some form of keyboard nearly every day. They are indispensable for a whole range of our activities – whether for solo performance or accompaniment, for bands and ensembles, or for working out harmony exercises and new composition ideas.
Because keyboards are so central to our programmes, they also represent the largest cost in our performance budget. We are starting a new funding drive to help. In our new series of Meet the Piano videos, David Owen Norris introduces some of the instruments we need support to maintain. The first one explores one of our beautiful historic pianos – a Ganer square from 1781.
If you can help – go to the university’s online donation page and choose ‘Music Performance’ from the options provided. Even a small gift can make a difference.