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We're closed for half-term, back on 8th June 2024

We're currently closed for the Summer Term half-term break but will be back in full swing on 8th June for an extended six week half-term taking us up to our Summer Concert on 13th July.

We're also taking bookings for the next academic year starting in September. If you currently have lessons with us please email us to confirm whether or not you'll be returning after the summer. If you don't currently have lessons with us and would like to start, we'd be delighted to hear from you. In either case please email us at info@chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk

 

Starting this year we are extending the Autumn and Summer terms by one extra week. This means that we now have 30 weeks of teaching in the year plus two concerts, one in the winter and one in the summer, making a total of 32 lesson weeks in the academic year.

Summer Term is therefore an 11 week term, as follows:

  • First half: 20 April to 18 May

  • Half term: 25 May and 1 June

  • Second half: 8 June to 13 July (Summer Concert  on 13 July)

 

We’re super keen to promote our groups this term. A key part of everyone’s musical journey should be playing music with others. It’s fabulous fun and a great way to grow as a musician. Please get in touch or speak to a member of the Committee on Saturday morning if you would like to join one – they’re free too if you already have a lesson – and we will fit you in!  Currently we run:

  • Rock Group:                       9:40 for 40 minutes

  • Joe’s Rock Group:            10:20 for 40 minutes

  • Jazz Rock:                          10:20 for 40 minutes

  • Guitar Group:                   11:15 for 30 minutes

  • Violin Ensemble:              11:15 for 30 minutes

  • Wind Group:                     11:15 for 40 minutes

 

It’d be great to start up other groups too – Singing Group perhaps?

Since before Covid, our fees have stayed the same and each year we aim to keep those down as much as we possibly can. But like everywhere else in the economy, there comes a point in time where we have to increase fees because of the need to balance them with being fair to and appreciative of our teachers, as well as considering our other outgoings, particularly the rent we pay for the use of Chiswick School. Our new fees starting in September 2023 will therefore be:

 

20 minute lesson:         £21            10 week term:        £210              11 week term:       £231

30 minute lesson:         £28.75       10 week term:         £287.50        11 week term:      £316.25

40 minute lesson:         £36.50      10 week term:         £365              11 week term:     £401.50

 

As ever, we assume that unless you tell us specifically that you're leaving the school or needing a change to the lessons, that your lesson bookings will remain the same. Our treasurer will be asking for the fees at the start of term, since we need to have confidence in the lesson plans. So please do let us know as soon as possible about any changes.

CSMC first opened its doors in 1989, which means this academic year marks our 35th year of operation. A massive achievement. Thanks is due to everyone who has taught, volunteered and helped run CSMC over the last 34 years.

Whilst things have certainly changed over the years, CSMC has stuck to its core philosophy of teaching its students to learn and participate in playing music for their and others enjoyment.

We maintain a waiting list for all instruments so if you're interested in learning to play or want to pick up where you left your musical journey, then do drop us a note by emailing CSMC on info@chiswicksaturdaymusic.org.uk

Finally, the CSMC Committee would like to offer all our current and past teachers, students, their parents or guardians and all volunteers a hearty thank you for all your dedication, enthusiasm and effort over the last 34 years.

CSMC Committee

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