Yamaha & Oundle School, UK

Oundle School installs extensive new Yamaha piano inventory becoming first UK institutional user of new C3X Grand Pianos

Oundle School’s music department has recently installed fifteen new Yamaha pianos, becoming the first UK institution to select two newmodel C3X grands. Other models chosen include eleven U1 pianos, a C5 grand piano and an AvantGrand N1 ‘hybrid’ piano.

The School, founded in 1556 and one of the country’s leading independent schools, now boasts one of the most comprehensively equipped music departments in the UK, with new Yamaha pianos in all of the music department’s rooms. The U1 upright pianos are distributed throughout the school’s many teaching and practice rooms, whilst the C3X grands now occupy highly prestigious positions in the School’s recital room and the Director of Music’s room. Completing the piano installation, the Head of Keyboard Studies is the delighted recipient of the C5 grand piano.

The School also recently purchased a Yamaha YV3910 vibraphone, adding to the existing orchestral xylophone and marimba instruments. Oundle’s position as a leading school in the field of musical education is underlined by their partnership with the Royal College of Music. This partnership is unique and provides for an exciting collaboration in all aspects of the school’s musical life.

Key to the decision to acquire the Yamaha pianos were Director of Music, Andrew Forbes and Head of Keyboard, Alec Hone. Commenting on the selection, Andrew Forbes said:

“Yamaha was chosen for the quality of sound and robust build quality. We are very happy with our choices and the expert guidance that Yamaha have given to us throughout the process.”