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Some feedback on Magdalen Farm Strings 2023

We always like to hear from parents and participants after each course . . .

From some of the participants . . .

A huge massive thank you for organising such a fantastic week at Magdalen!  Caspian absolutely loved it - and has returned totally exhausted after what sounds like a week-long hyper state of excitement. Thank you for all your organisation and hard work to make it such a huge success.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you. My sometimes anxious and sensitive girl is entirely enriched and emboldened by her week with you. Cecily seems to have grown in height and definitely in spirit since her week with you all. My goodness she loved it. I am not overstating it when I say that it seems to have somehow re-set her. Cecily said that she had a happy 'buzzing' in her stomach, she thinks it came from being with her friends, with her instrument and in nature. I would be inclined to agree.
Thank you all. Your enthusiasm, care and wonderful good natures are a joy to behold.

I’m sure you must be exhausted after such a wonderful week! Sophie certainly is!
My mum and I absolutely loved the concert today; a wonderful celebration of all that they achieved this week! Sophie is already talking about next year, so we’ll be sure to apply as soon as we can!

Thank you so much for organising Magdalen Farm Strings this year, it was the highlight of my year! I really enjoyed it, and have gone from not practising the cello before Magdalen to doing several hours a day now because I enjoyed Magdalen so much. I can't wait to come back next year, as Magdalen is genuinely the best week of the year, every year!  Rory

Thank you again for everything and to everyone for a wonderful week. Django was so happy and we were so amazed at what you managed in just one week. Such joyful experience you bring to the children that will leave memories for a lifetime
Django came home on a real high and he has been enthusiastically playing us things he’s learned ever since.  I’ve never heard him play so well in fact.   Such a special week – we feel very lucky to have discovered it.

I just want to thank you for organising MFS! Patrick came back so enthusiastic and inspired, having had such a wonderful time! It has helped him grow in confidence in so many ways, not just musically but socially too. He definitely wants to come back next year.

Wild horses wouldn’t stop Sebastian. He described this year as “classic”.

Just to say a massive thank you to everyone who looked after Tessa. She absolutely LOVED every minute and will definitely be signing up for next year

I just wanted to say a huge and heartfelt thank you again from both of us for everything you have done with MFS 2023. The children came home filled with stories of camp, music, friendships, loved every minute and wanted to be signed up for next year! And the performance was superlative - quite extraordinary. It seems incredible that you managed to produce this in a week with such a wide variety of ages, and levels, and attention spans.   Whilst you make it seem utterly seamless, we know how much thought, work and energy goes into this sort of thing to make it happen. You really are an amazing team and  thank you for bringing so much light, inspiration and music into this world.

Harriet really had a wonderful time and has come back hugely inspired which is everything I could have hoped for.  She absolutely wants to go next year.

Thank you to everyone involved for providing yet another successful week at Magdalen Farm. We have been privileged enough to join you for a good number of years and notice the difference in enthusiasm for music as a result. The mixture of activities in and around the farm with the music making form friendships which renew year after year. It is nice to see many familiar faces at other music courses throughout the year. Cannot recommend enough this experience to any young string players.

The course was absolutely fantastic. Rosa came back each evening buzzing with inspiration and ideas-she is still singing the songs now and she has been hugely motivated to practice since feeling part of a community of string players at Magdalen Farm. The combination of the high quality music provision and all the wonderful outdoor and dorm fun the children had made it a really special time for all involved. Rosa definitely wants to come back next year-not a moment’s hesitation when I asked her! Thank you all so much for all the hard work everyone has put in to making this course happen-I feel Rosa is very lucky to have experienced something so inspiring - it feels like a rare and special thing.