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 21st July

Sutton Coldfield Library, Red Rose Centre tbcB72; 10.30am – 12pm

BirminghamLibrary of BirminghamB1; 10.30am – 12pm

Crouch Endvenue tbc, N8; 10.30am – 12pm

Saturday 28th July

TootingTooting LibrarySW17; 10.30am – 12pm

We look forward to seeing you there soon!

Find out what is going on in your area

Continue the learning over summer

Wow, what an amazing Term we have had.

Every child has progressed amazingly well, we’re so proud of everyone. And especially so for those brave boys and girls who have done Music Medals!

With summer holidays coming very soon we thought we would look at ways to help continue the momentum over the summer and into the next school year.

Reflect and celebrate

After all the hard work during term time it is important to get a break, relax and also reflect on what has been achieved.

Ask your child to play for you, show you what they have learnt. This is a brilliant way to share in their achievements and boost their confidence. And get a bit of practise in too.

Go to a gig

With the summer having properly arrived it is a great time to get out and see live music. Make a day of it, celebrate what your child has achieved and have lots of fun, all the time reinforcing what your child has learnt. Have you heard about our Quaver Concerts? They’re a great way to hear new music and further inspire your child this summer.

Continue the learning at Camp

If you are worried that your child might fall out of practise or are looking to get some extra in then our multi award-winning Holiday Camps might just be the answer. Each morning we have our small group instrument tuition to help brush up on skills. And in the afternoon we explore music in exciting ways in our creative workshops. This summer we have some amazing themes, full of inspiring activities for your young creative cat – from Drama and Art to Songwriting, Singing and Dancing.

Find out what’s on near you

Director Amy up for “Future Faces” award.

We are thrilled to announce that director Amy has been shortlisted for the “Future Face of Entrepreneurship” at this years Future Faces awards, part of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

Taking place on Friday 31st August, Chamber of Commerce’s fourth annual awards will celebrate the rising stars of Greater Birmingham’s business community. This year’s judging panel comprised 2017’s winner Tom Charman, Louise Teboul from Common Purpose, Rob Pollard from Lightbox Digital and Aman Sidhu from Balfour Beatty and was chaired by Russell Jeans.

Winners will be chosen across eight categories including legal, finance, sales, marketing and communication, arts, inductry and entrepreneurship – to name a few.  An overall Future Face of Greater Birmingham will be chosen, receiving a place on Common Purpose’s streetwise MBA programme worth £5,000. Shortlisted candidates can be found here.

Director Amy states, “I am really honoured to have be shortlisted for such a prestigious award as “Future Face of Entrepreneurship”. I am deeply passionate about entrepreneurship and have dedicated the past six years to ensuring The Strings Club is recognised as a growing business that offers only the very best in music education. What’s more I take real pride in offering regular mentoring sessions with young people at the Princes Trust – where The Strings Club started. “

Mr Jeans, chief operating officer of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce which runs the awards, said: “These awards demonstrate the excellent young professionals we have in Greater Birmingham and celebrate their hard work and achievements.”

The ceremony takes place at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on August 31 – fingers crossed everyone!

Take a look at other awards we have been recognised for

 

10 reasons to choose our Holiday Camps this summer!

We are so excited for our Holiday Camps this summer holidays starting Monday 23rd July until Friday 31st August!

What’s more, we have been super busy at The Strings Club HQ, prepping our workshops and ensuring we have only the best teams working at each site.

This week, we got together and listed the ten reasons why our multi award-winning Holiday Camps should be considered first as the “go to” childcare provider this summer and here they are:

  1. What enables our award-winning Holiday Camps to stand proudly apart from others is our passion and dedication in promoting the learning and development of all children in our care. That’s why we have our exclusive “Development is Key” that focuses on 4 key factors as Musicianship, Communication and Language, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Emotional Health. Whether it’s our “Sport Beat” workshops that combine sport and music or our lunchtime games, each activity take into consideration your child’s development.
  2. All of our Holiday Camps are Ofsted-registered – ensuring that the standard of our childcare remains exceptional.
  3. We offer flexible bookings for no extra charge so you can book half a day to the whole experience!
  4. We don’t hire anyone at The Strings Club. We hire only the best people to work at our Holiday Camps who have at least 3-5 years working in other childcare settings – so you can be rest assured that your child is in the best hands.
  5. Our morning “Learn Together, Play Together” sessions are led by the UK’s top string teachers.
  6. Our childcare starts from only £4.60 per hour.
  7. We offer free hire of an instrument to take home alongside our brand new Musical Passport booklet for you and your child to complete together at the end of the day!
  8. We are multi award-winning and not your average childcare provider. We proud of the aaards that we have received over the past few years – especially as it reflects our real passion for what we do and that’s high-quality childcare that inspires children through music.
  9. Each day is wonderfully different – so you can relax knowing that your child is kept inspired right up until pick up time!
  10. We accept childcare vouchers – enabling you to save even more money with us!
Find your nearest Holiday Camp here

Brand new beginners courses for your child

Designed specifically for children aged 4-5 in reception class at school, our brand new Minis Explorers programme is the perfect introduction in learning an instrument. This unique one-year programme will enable your child to explore both ukulele and violin – before deciding what instrument they would like to continue learning in the third term.  

Children learn in small groups and spend a term on each instrument starting with ukulele and moving onto violin. Classes will be led by the UK’s top string teachers and will packed full of fun-filled learning of the highest quality.

Over the course of the year children develop key musicianship skills such as rhythm, pitch, notation, dynamics alongside technical proficiency on their instrument.

You will receive a termly report on your child’s progress to keep you informed of their achievements. Each term includes our Grand Concert – the perfect opportunity for your child to show what they have achieved with their new friends. You can even hire an instrument to take home from only £3 per week. During the third term, children will work towards an exclusive Minis Award and will take part in our End of Year Awards Ceremony. Price per lesson is from £15 per 45 mins session. 

Book by Friday 31st August and receive your first lesson for free!

Our Minis Explorers are now on sale, beginning on Saturday 15th September and run for 10 weeks.

Find out about Courses in your area

Vote for Course Leader of the Year – deadline tomorrow!

The deadline for Course Leader of the Year is upon us!

From conservatoires to pop stars, our team are the UK’s leading strings teachers hand-picked for their experience, friendliness and professionalism.

Take a closer look at The Strings Club’s Tremendous Teaching Team, the stars helping your child to shine.

You will now be familiar with your child’s teacher, whether having known them for a few terms of in some cases a few years. I am sure you will agree that they are most excellent at what they do.

We’ve introduced a new way for you to show your appreciation – an amazing award, Course Leader of the Year!

If you think your teacher is the best then all you have to do is nominate them for this special award – fill out this Google Form – and please give us a couple of sentences or a small paragraph on why you are putting them forward. Closing date is: Friday 15th June.

Next week we will announce the winners and of course that gives us an ample opportunity to celebrate the efforts of all of the teachers and of the students who are putting so much in each term.

If you are new to Term Time Courses and interested in weekly music lessons check out our new courses starting this Autumn – they’re on sale via out website now! Plus our special Discovery Days are the perfect way to inspire your child – try two instruments and get two 20 minute lessons, for free!

Find out about the Term Time Courses starting in Autumn

Join our brand new Quaver Concerts

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our summer season of Quaver Concerts.

Due to popular demand, our Quaver Concerts will be performed by our fantastic team at The Strings Club and will be the perfect chance for both grown ups and children to experienceexplore and engage with live music – at its very best.

Starting with our summer season this July, we have a range of concerts across Birmingham and London – taking place on both weekdays and Saturdays at venues that are chosen for their close proximity to public transport, their easy parking alongside baby changing facilities too making them perfect for families to visit.

From Spanish guitar with Alex Roche to Disney hits with violin/piano Duo Luminoso  – our Quaver Concerts aim to inspire both adult and child through a range of high-quality performances. Limited spaces will be available so book today. Tickets range from £5-£10 and up to two children can attend per adult. 

Summer Season Listings

Birmingham

Friday 6th July – Boston Tea Party, Edgbaston – 10:30am – 11:30am – The Paul Edwards Trio

Saturday 14th July – Moor Pool Hall, Harborne – 11am – 12pm – Alicja Maciejowska (violin)

London – North of the River

Monday 2nd July – Crouch End Picturehouse, Crouch End  – 10:30am – 11:30am – Opari (violin/guitar)

Friday 6th July – The Penton Room, Lift Hub, Islington – 10:30am – 11:30am – Sophie Haynes (cello)

Saturday 28th July – The Meeting House, Hampstead – 11am – 12pm – Keziah Thomas (harp)

London – South of the River

Friday 6th July – Greenwich West Centre, Greenwich –  10:30am – 11:30am – Alex Roche (guitar)

Saturday 14th July – Greenwich West Centre, Greenwich – 11am – 12pm – Tom Gamble (guitar)

More dates and concerts to come soon. Sign up to our newsletter (top right) for more info

Book a Quaver Concert here

Start your child’s musical journey – for free

May Half Term Discovery Days have proved incredibly popular.

After releasing additional sessions and places by popular demand we have once again SOLD OUT! So we are now looking ahead to the start of the summer holidays!

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 21st July

Sutton Coldfield Library, Red Rose Centre tbcB72; 10.30am – 12pm

BirminghamLibrary of BirminghamB1; 10.30am – 12pm

Crouch Endvenue tbc, N8; 10.30am – 12pm

Saturday 28th July

TootingTooting LibrarySW17; 10.30am – 12pm

 

We look forward to seeing you there soon!

Find out what is going on in your area

The Strings Club is coming to Crouch End!

Stop Press! We are delighted to announce that The Strings Club is coming to Crouch End, North London.

We’re incredibly excited about the opportunity to move to such a vibrant area with a huge appreciation of arts and music and all things cultural.

Having launched our very first Holiday Camp in Hampstead and more recently arrived in Islington we have a great affinity with North London and are very much looking forward to this new adventure!

Special free event

To celebrate our arrival in Crouch End we will be running a special free event – a Discovery Day – where children aged 4-11 will be able to try out two instruments, and get two 20 minute lessons, for free!

For younger children we recommend trying ukulele and violin and for older children there is the additional option of guitar. Our Discovery Days are the perfect way to ignite your child’s love of music and provide a great opportunity to meet our team and understand a bit about what we will be doing in the area, including our multi award-winning Holiday Camps, Term Time Courses, Parties and our brand new Quaver Concerts.

There are limited places available for the summer event taking place on Saturday 21st July from 10.30am-12pm in (venue in central Crouch End, tbc) so book early to ensure you save a place for your child.

We look forward to seeing you and your child soon and to being part of their new musical journey

Book a place for your child at your local Discovery Day

Vote for Course Leader of the Year!

From conservatoires to pop stars, our team are the UK’s leading strings teachers hand-picked for their experience, friendliness and professionalism.

Take a closer look at The Strings Club’s Tremendous Teaching Team, the stars helping your child to shine.

You will now be familiar with your child’s teacher, whether having known them for a few terms of in some cases a few years. I am sure you will agree that they are most excellent at what they do.

We’ve introduced a new way for you to show your appreciation – an amazing award, Course Leader of the Year!

If you think your teacher is the best then all you have to do is nominate them for this special award – fill out this Google Form – and please give us a couple of sentences or a small paragraph on why you are putting them forward. Closing date is: Friday 15th June.

In a few weeks time we will announce the winners and of course that gives us an ample opportunity to celebrate the efforts of all of the teachers and of the students who are putting so much in each term.

If you are new to Term Time Courses and interested in weekly music lessons check out our new courses starting this Autumn – they’re on sale via out website now! Plus our special Discovery Days are the perfect way to inspire your child – try two instruments and get two 20 minute lessons, for free!

Find out about the Term Time Courses starting in Autumn