It’s an exciting time at Jackdaws, as we see our long-cherished plans to create a new music studio finally come to fruition.
Our builders arrived in the middle of July, the week before our busiest course of the year (the hugely popular Chamber Music course). Blessed with fantastic summer weather, Paul and his team have made great progress and we can now see the shape of the new studio emerging from its foundations. We hope that the building will be complete and ready to use by Spring 2019.
We are extremely grateful to everyone who contributed to the 20Jackdaws Appeal which, when added to the legacy funds we received from our founder Maureen Lehane Wishart, have enabled Jackdaws to fulfil her dream to create a congenial and practical space in which all who come to Jackdaws will be inspired to bring music to life.
Maureen’s dream to create a congenial and practical space
in which all who come to Jackdaws will be inspired to bring music to life
The New Facilities
Jackdaws is building a new music studio to provide a fit for purpose teaching space for the weekend music courses and our projects for young people. The new building will enhance Jackdaws’ already wonderful location by providing an accessible ground floor space with superior acoustics and more space than our current teaching room. It will have a beautiful outlook with a wall of glazed doors overlooking the Rose Garden. The new building will also house a toilet, with full access, and a small store with sink and will also increase the number of practice rooms available.
Our weekend courses continue, as usual, during the building period, and we hope that the many participants on Jackdaws Courses will continue to study here and join in the excitement as the studio takes shape. If you would like to contribute to our building fund (we still need to raise funds for landscaping and equipment for the studio) please visit our Support Us pages for information on the different ways you can support Jackdaws to become a truly inspirational music centre.