The Paco Díez Classroom-Museum is a private and independent entity, fruit of 30 years of intense work and passionate dedication to the diffusion of Traditional Music, which transcends arbitrary borders imposed by the changes and whims of history due to strong and imperishable Roots.
And so we want this Root Music to represent a bridge of communication and closeness between two millennial sister cultures, Portuguese and Spanish, two old countries with these Universal Languages, Castilian and Portuguese.
Our Museum possesses a large collection of traditional musical instruments from Spain and Portugal, exhibited in two ample rooms and organized, according to the source of sound, in four main families, Idiophones, Chordophones, Aerophones, and Membranophones.
We also have a Room dedicated provisionally to Traditional European Instruments, especially winds and strings, which will soon shelter the great collection of Bagpipes of Europe.
A fundamental aspect of our project is its clear pedagogical will, and from there comes the title designation of Classroom. We want to diffuse amongst the youngest the musical legacy from our elders, acting as the missing link on the chain of Oral Transmission that was for many generations the School of Life.
And so contact with School Centers will be one of our priorities, offering them Didactical Concerts about traditional instruments, following a scientific and logical classification to dignify our culture, through which the student will hear more than 50 instruments live, followed by a peaceful and revealing visit to the extensive collection accompanied by the speaker, Paco Díez.
Of course this activity can also be oriented to all types of communities of either public or private entity that wish to know and share, without haste, our traditional culture and music.
We want our museum be live, so it could not lack an auditorium with a 100 person capacity, equipped with all the technical means for concerts, conferences, and instrumental and dance apprenticeship courses, with a recording studio to capture fresh and natural live sound, as well as two comfortable dressing rooms so that the interpreter can be at ease and get ready for work with dignity.
Likewise, we have built an outdoor amphitheater for various summer activities, also with 100 seats and enlargeable in the future to 150.
Between September and May, we have eleven concerts of World Music: 10 and 1 Night.