Royal High School Bath has unveiled its new Steinway Music School, which has undergone a £2 million refurbishment over the past few years, to enhance pupils’ musical education.
The Steinway Music School provides a unique and contemporary learning environment complete with professional standard recording studio and a recital room.
The opening also signals a new partnership between Royal High School Bath and prominent piano makers Steinway and Sons. With its commitment to excellence in musical education, Royal High School has become one of only 250 schools worldwide to gain the prestigious Steinway title (and one of 29 schools in the UK).
Students will benefit by having access to world-class Steinway and Sons pianos, masterclasses by Steinway artists and performance opportunities throughout the year.
This significant investment signals Royal High’s continued commitment to our talented musicians
Kate Reynolds, head at Royal High School Bath, said: “This significant investment signals Royal High’s continued commitment to our talented musicians. With research suggesting that learning a musical instrument aids academic success – our girls already benefit from the specialist skills of our excellent teaching staff – and now they have a brand new facility to match.
“Our Music School is an incredibly vibrant and creative environment which will reflect and inspire the talents and ambitions of our girls.”
Mark Bradbury, director of music at Royal High School Bath, said: “We offer a brand new space in which to rehearse and perform and when the facilities are not being used by our students, each of the rooms and the recording studio will be available for use by local organisations. We are looking forward to inviting the local community into our school for a series of musical events coming very soon.”
Students now have access to 10 brand new Steinway and Sons pianos, and a professional standard recording studio for students to record, engineer and produce music.