News Donation ‘Hits the Right Note’ 09.10.2020

A Yamaha G1 baby grand piano has kindly been donated to Collyer’s by a member of the local community, who had owned it since new and wanted to see it going to a good home and to know that the lovely piano is valued and being played. It will be a fantastic resource for students at Collyer’s and also West Sussex Music, who will be able to make use of it in accompanying the Youth Choir.

Director of Music Ben Dowsett was delighted: “I am enormously grateful for this incredibly generous donation. It will be of huge benefit to music students at Collyer’s and the West Sussex Music Academy, for solo performances as well as chamber music and A level recital accompanying, made even better by the acoustic of the memorial hall where it has been placed.

“Despite this time of limited musical activity being permitted, music is thriving at Collyer’s with some fantastic new resources, including new soundproofed practice rooms and 20 new iMacs.”

Principal Dan Lodge said: “The baby grand piano will be hugely valued by our outstanding music department and talented students”

Carys Underwood said: “This is a really good quality piano and the students are so grateful to receive this kind donation.”

Lucy Campion added: “This piano will be useful across the whole college for a number of performances and departments, including music and performing arts.”

Ed Cozens said: “I’m looking forward to playing this piano, which will be incredibly valuable to me in supporting my A-level Music studies here at Collyer’s.”

Andrea John, Vice Principal (Pastoral) said: “The students love the piano and are excited at the prospect of playing it. This generous donation has certainly hit the right note!”

I am enormously grateful for this incredibly generous donation Director of Music Ben Dowsett