The Royal High School in Bath has unveiled its brand new Steinway Music School, which has undergone a major £2 million refurbishment over the past few years.
The new Steinway Music School provides a unique and contemporary learning environment, complete with a brand new professional standard recording studio and recital room, for Royal High School students to enhance their musical education and let their creativity flourish.
The opening also signals a new partnership between the Royal High and prominent piano makers Steinway and Sons.
The Royal High School has become one of only 250 schools worldwide to gain the prestigious Steinway title and students will benefit by having access to world-class Steinway and Sons pianos, masterclasses by Steinway artists, and performance opportunities throughout the year.
Kate Reynolds, Head at the 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, added: “Bath is a city of vast musical talent and we welcome this into our new Steinway Music School.
“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.”