Inspire your child through music – for free!

Our Discovery Days are the perfect way to ignite your child’s love of music.

We introduced them in 2016 to enable families to help their children explore stringed instruments. And we did that because being parents ourselves we understand that choosing an instrument for your child to learn can be a difficult and expensive process.

That’s why at a Discovery Day your child will be able to try out two new instruments of their choice and experience two 20 minute lessons – all for free!

Inspirational and interactive

Taking place at central venues across the country our Discovery Days provide a wonderfully interactive introduction to stringed instruments, an memorable and inspirational performance from our professional teachers, and two 20 minute lessons on ukulele, violin or guitar.

Want to get involved? Here’s what’s coming up next:

Saturday 20th October

Crouch EndPicture House, N8; 1.30pm – 2.30pm

 

Saturday 27th October

BirminghamSymphony Hall, B1; 11am – 12pm

 

We look forward to seeing you there soon!

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Introduce the love of music to your school

This amazing opportunity is open for all schools in the West Midlands and London.

Our mission is to inspire as many children through music as possible. We’re aiming for 25k in 2018 and your school can be involved!

Simply fill out our web form  to tell us your name, your child’s name and the name of their school – and we will do the rest!

The Strings Club is perfectly placed within the music education sector to offer high quality music services for primary schools through a range of programmes including:

  • after-school clubs
  • whole class programmes
  • small group learning

From September 2018 onwards, we will be offering our popular after-school clubs for only £3 per pupil.

See our School Music Support Service Music Lessons for Schools website or see  our new brochure online.

Limited places are available so please get in touch soon!

Nominate your child’s school today

#TipTuesday – autumnal recommended listening

Did you know that listening to music is not only enjoyable but is also beneficial in developing many skills including coordination and self-confidence that will continue to be useful for your child throughout their lives?

Every month, we are here to help you inspire your child with some season-appropriate classical pieces through our Recommended Listening.

This month, The Strings Club Head Office team has come up with a list of classical music alongside some fun facts and links to YouTube and Spotify to celebrate the season of the golden leaves and misty mornings.

1) The Four Seasons “Autumn”, Antonio Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s “The Fours Seasons” were written to portray the events and emotions of the seasons. This set of movements in particular celebrates the harvest season with uplifting songs and dances. The final movement also illustrates a scene of brave hunters!

Listen to The Four Seasons “Autumn” on YouTube or Spotify.

2) Les Saisons “September: The Hunt”, Pyotr Tchaikovsky

The Russian composer’s “Les Saisons” is a set of twelve short character pieces for piano. His “September: The Hunt” portrays the hunters in their hunting dress mounted on their horses. Can you hear the horses galloping?

Listen to Les Saisons “September: The Hunt” on YouTube or Spotify.

3) Herbstrosen, Josef Strauss

The Strauss family was known for making dance music fashionable in the early 19th century, taking Vienna in particular by storm. Josef Strauss, the brother of Johann Strauss II, went on to write 283 compositions, including his Herbstrosen (‘The Autumn Rose’) in 1867.

Listen to Herbstrosen on YouTube or Spotify.

What next?

Is your child ready to move onto the next stage, but not sure which instrument to start on?

Why not come along to one of our Discovery Days where your child can try their hand at playing ukulele, violin and guitar and receive two 20-minute lessons, all for free! Here’s what’s coming up next:

Saturday 20th October

Islington – St Andrew’s School, N1; 11am – 12pm

Saturday 27th October

BirminghamSymphony Hall, B1; 11am – 12pm

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Your 4 year old will thrive at Holiday Camp

Do you have a 4 year old? Are they new to Holiday Camps? A little shy?

We’re set up to help all EYFS children boost confidence, learn skills and make friends at our multi award-winning Holiday Camps.

Earlier this year we were delighted to announce that all children aged 4 are able to attend for the whole day, 8am – 5.45pm.

Over the summer we had an influx of children in pre-school nursery aged 4 all at the start of their musical journey. We made lots of new friends and everyone had a wonderful time.

We are able to offer this at every Holiday Camp and next up is October Half Term!

Here’s why we are a great choice for pre-schoolers…

EYFS focused

Unlike other childcare providers we are fully Ofsted registered, which means we are working in partnership with Ofsted and their guidelines to deliver the highest quality EYFS focused childcare. Read more about what Ofsted registered means and the important ‘Moving On Up’ document for all 4 year olds.

Children flourish at our Holiday Camps

Your child will learn skills, make new friends, and build confidence each day they attend and every element of the day is designed to assist their development and help them fulfil their potential. Read more about our 4 key areas of development.

Your little one will love Autumnal Celebrations week

Most importantly your child will have the time of their lives at Camp. We’ve got an incredible workshops exploring a diverse line up of cultural celebrations! Read more about our Black History, Diwali and Day of the Dead Creative Workshops and our Birthday Party Celebrations!

Help them settle – bring a friend for free

If you have a child aged 4 who has not started reception yet and you think they will enjoy the day more with some familiar company why not bring their best friend – for free! All you have to do is give us a call in the office on 0121 296 9204 with both child’s details and we will get them booked on. Simple as that.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at October Half Term (from 22nd Oct in London & 29th in Birmingham) with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more give us a call on 0121 296 9204 or take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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Would your school like a free music assembly?

Does your child love music? Would your school like a free assembly?

We are offering you the chance to nominate your child’s school for a memorable and interactive 20 mins free assembly led by one of our top string teachers!

Simply fill out our web form  to tell us your name, your child’s name and the name of their school – and we will do the rest!

The Strings Club is perfectly placed within the music education sector to offer high quality music services for primary schools through a range of programmes including:

  • after-school clubs
  • whole class programmes
  • small group learning

From September 2018 onwards, we will be offering our popular after-school clubs for only £3 per pupil.

See our School Music Support Service Music Lessons for Schools website or see  our new brochure online.

Limited places are available so please get in touch soon!

Nominate your child’s school today

We love Sutton Coldfield – find out what’s next

The Strings Club love Sutton Coldfield!

We’ve been in B75 for 2 years now and have gone from strength to strength making loads of new friends along the way. This summer was our 5th event of 2018 and the best yet!

We’re very lucky to have a fantastic venue partner – Mere Green Primary School.

Mere Green Primary School and The Strings Club share a lot of common values – we are driven to ‘make a difference’ to children, through support, nurture and trust. The partnership has been very fruitful and we are very excited to continue our relationship beyond 2018 – we don’t want to be anywhere else!

The school will be undergoing some essential maintenance during October Half Term so we’re looking ahead to Easter when we will be back in B75 with our multi award-winning musical experiences for children.

If you’d like to hear more about what we offer you can take a look at our What We Offer pages for Term Time Courses and Holiday Camps. Or why not sign up to our newsletter?

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Last chance to book a Course for 12 months

The window to book a Course for 2018/19 is closing on Friday this week. This year our intake will only be during September. If you are interested in weekly music lessons then please get in touch asap otherwise it will be 12 months before we can help your child to #LearnToPlay!

What makes our Courses different?

We run our Term Time Courses because we know from experience that engaging in music has a powerful impact on a child’s life, everything from developing skills, building confidence and boosting educational attainment.

The great news is that every child enrolled with us will achieve great things through either our very own ‘Minis Awards’ or  Music Medals – part of our special partnership with the Royal Schools of Music.

Courses follow the school calendar with three terms per year with children achieving their awards together in the Summer term and graduating to the next level.

Interested in weekly music lessons? Give us a call on 0121 296 9204 or read more about our Term Time Courses in our What We Offer section of our website.

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Meet the Term Time Team – Robbie

We run our Term Time Courses because we know from experience that engaging in music has a powerful impact on a child’s life, everything from developing skills, building confidence and boosting educational attainment.

Our Courses are lovingly developed and specifically designed for beginners aged 4-11 and our team are the best strings musicians in the country.

But don’t take our word for it, hear it from our incredible team…

Robbie, Guitar

“I’m Robbie, and I’ve been working with the strings club for a year now. I started guitar as a teenager playing in a rock band, then went on to study saxophone on the Jazz course at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Since graduating I have taught and played music all around the west midlands, and led workshops incorporating guitar, singing and samba drumming with children of all ages and abilities.

I enjoy getting really good group performances at The Strings Club, something which is unique to the The Strings Club made possible through small group instrument tuition. I also enjoy being able to chat to parents and have clear week to week goals to help children progress.”

Here in The Strings Club office we are busy getting ready to launch our Term Time Courses – weekly music lessons starting Saturday 22nd of September. Interested in weekly music lessons? Give us a call on 0121 296 9204

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Top 4 reasons to join us this Half Term

It’s nearly half term already! Not sure how that happened. 

Children will be breaking up again soon enough and we’re all starting to plan what Half Term looks like.

As parents ourselves we know exactly the things you will be thinking about – can I find something my child will be fully engaged in? Will they benefit from their experiences and continue their development? Will they have fun and be happy there? And quite simply, can our family afford the cost?!

Here are the top 4 reasons why you can be confident a Camp with The Strings Club is the place for your child this Half Term:

1 A new amazing theme every week

Each week at Camp we have an amazing new theme to help us have fun and explore music – guaranteed to inspire your child and ensure they have a new creative experience every day they are with us.

2 Your child’s development is key

What enables our award-winning Holiday Camps to stand proudly apart from other childcare providers is our passion and dedication in promoting the learning and development of all children in our care. We aim to guide the development of every child’s capabilities and skills on a daily basis to ensure that they truly benefit from our multi award-winning, Ofsted registered Holiday Camps.

3 100% of children recommend us!

The opinions that matter the most are those of the characters who we have so much fun with every event – the mini maestros themselves! Each Camp this year has grown through word of mouth because every child who has attended has said they would recommend us to their friends, simply because they have such a good time!

4 Ways to save

Childcare can be expensive, so to help we have introduced a new way to save money. Each Camp we have a super simple offer – recommend a friend to us* and for each friend who books we will give you a free day of childcare. If you have 5 friends that will give you a free week and save you up to £225! All you have to do is ask your friends to mention your name when they book.

* To take part in this offer you need to have already booked with us.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at October Half Term (from 22nd Oct in London & 29th in Birmingham) with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more give us a call on 0121 296 9204 or take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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#TipTuesday – continuing the momentum over Half Term

Half Term is an opportunity for a bit of a break, a chance to relax and unwind and to enjoy some time with our children. Well deserved I might add!

But if you are anything like me you will also be wondering how best to approach the break, if it is a straight choice between having fun and learning over the whole holiday.

We all want to ensure our little ones will continue the momentum across the break ensuring your they head into the second half of term refreshed and ready to go.

Continue to progress at Holiday Camp

Being a music teacher I have seen first hand the difference learning an instrument has on children. It is proven to have a positive impact on everything from mental wellbeing, confidence and educational attainment and it’s the reason I started The Strings Club all those years ago.

The Strings Club Holiday Camps combine the best of music education and childcare. And what enables our multi award-winning Holiday Camps to stand proudly apart from other childcare providers is our passion and dedication in promoting the learning and development of all children in our care.

Our team of the UK’s best strings teachers and childcare professionals are trained, experienced and caring enabling you to rest easy that your child is happy, safe, having lots of fun and taking another step on their way to fulfilling their potential.

Book to suit your family – we are totally flexible and able to fit to your needs.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at October Half Term (from 22nd Oct in London & 29th in Birmingham) with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more give us a call on 0121 296 9204 or take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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