Book your school a free assembly

Sunday 24th of February is the last day to register for this amazing offer!

Our mission is to inspire as many children through music as possible.

We have an amazing opportunity for all schools in the West Midlands and London – a free assembly with one of our professional strings 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

In 2019, we are 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

Workshops to look forward to next week

We’re back for our first event of 2019 and everyone is guaranteed to LOVE this Holiday Camp!

Our amazing workshops this Feb Half Term are all based around the theme of “Love” and have all been carefully designed to help children explore music with their friends.

Every day we have something new to experience with 10 unique workshops in total.

We tailor each one to ensure it has elements for EYFS right up to the top of primary school.

Each workshop takes place in our afternoons between 1:15pm – 4pm and compliment our high-quality small group instrumental classes that take place in the mornings. All of which ensures that your child is engaged, happy and learning new skills from drop off to pick up.

Here’s the highlights of what your child can look forward to. Want to see the daily plan? Take a look at the 5 day schedule.

Monday – Big Sing Song

With February being the month of love, we will listen to and learn Pharrell Williams’ Number 1 hit ‘Happy” – the perfect track to sing, dance and feel happy in the moment! We shall also discuss it’s message and the importance of keeping ourselves happy!

Tuesday – Music in Motion

Whilst listening to two Beatles hits “She Loves You” and ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles, the children will explore how the two songs of different tempo make them feel, their similarities and differences and whether this has an impact on the kinds of movements they choose.

Wednesday – Performarama

With our hearts full of kindness, we will listen to Black Eyed Peas number 1 song “Where is the love?” before creating our very own ‘positive message’ song. Whether in the form of a rap or a song, this is your child’s chance to be creative and get their message across!

Thursday – Feel The Rhythm

This fun-filled workshop gives each child the chance to feel good through leaning about the rhythm, dynamics and tempo of  he song ‘On Top Of The World’.

Friday – Sounds and Colours

Celebrating our last day, will be our Sounds and Colours workshop where children will listen to a range of love-themed music from around the globe then design and create their very own giant hearts.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at February Half Term (from 18th Feb for 5 days) 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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Your happy place

Not long to go now!

Feb Half Term is going to have a lot of feel good workshops carefully designed to help children explore music with their friends, be positive and happy.

Each workshop takes place in our afternoons between 1:15pm – 4pm and compliment our high-quality small group instrumental classes that take place in the mornings.

Kicking the week off in style on Monday we have a special Big Sing Song featuring Pharrell Williams’ Number 1 hit ‘Happy” – the perfect track to sing, dance and feel happy in the moment!

What are your go to songs which make you happy? What do you play at home with your little ones to get everyone dancing? Please share!

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at February Half Term (from 18th Feb for 5 days) 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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New to us? Bring a friend for free

From experience we know that to get the best from any experience it helps a lot if a child is happy, settled, and feels at home.

It is difficult to put yourself out there. Doing something brand new is sometimes a bigger deal than a few words can give justice to. (Don’t think it goes unnoticed little people out there!)

Our amazing team always ensures every child feels welcome and provides the platform for them to gain confidence and make friends throughout the week, but for some younger children we understand the thought of the initial step through the door can be a bit too much.

We decided the best thing to do would be to invite your friends along too. For free!

BRING A FRIEND FOR FREE AT HALF TERM!

If you are new to The Strings Club and considering inspiring your child through music at Half Term you can bring along your child’s friend for free. If you have two children, bring two friends!

We know that everyone will have a wonderful time at Camp and hope that this offer will ensure that even the youngest and the most shy children get to experience our events and be inspired through music.

If you’d like to book or find out more give us a call on 0121 296 9204 or email info@thestringsclub.org.

This offer is limited by availability and on a first come first served basis.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running from 18th February for 5 days with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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Recommended listening – Valentines edition

Welcome back to our Monthly “Recommended Listening”!

Every month, we are here to help you inspire your child with some season-appropriate musical pieces. Listening to music is not only enjoyable but is also beneficial in development many skills including coordination and self-confidence that will continue to be useful for your child throughout their lives.

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we thought we would explore something a little different. Today we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving cards or flowers to the ones we love, but what about the love stories behind some of classical music’s greatest names?

Letters of Love

One of history’s most prolific composers comes to mind when we think of grand romantic gestures: Beethoven. Beethoven met and fell in love with Giulietta Guicciardi – an Austrian countess, and briefly a student of Beethoven’s. A year after meeting, Beethoven composed one of the most romantic piano pieces in history: The Moonlight Sonata, dedicated to Guicciardi. Although they planned to marry, they were unable to because Guilietta’s father didn’t approve. She went onto marry, but Beethoven never did.

 

Hear the music: The Moonlight Sonata

 

Great Romances

Perhaps one of the most incredible romances in the world of classical music was that of Robert and Clara Schumann. They first met and fell in love in 1836 but didn’t marry until 1840 because of her father’s adamant refusal. During these years, Schumann courted Clara through secret love letter and rendezvous. On the year they finally married, Robert wrote 168 love songs in celebration of his marital bliss.

 

Hear the music: Kinderszenen or Scenes from Childhood

 
Tokens of Love

Perhaps one of Britain’s most revered composers from the romantic era was Sir Edward Elgar. He met, fell in love with and got engaged to acclaimed English author, Caroline Alice Roberts.

Discontented with mere rings to celebrate their engagement, they exchanged artistic gifts too. Wife-to-be Alice, had written Edward a poem which he immediately set to music. Elgar’s gift to Alice was a musical token of love, and to this day remains one of his best-known works, entitled Liebesgruss meaning Love’s greeting.

 

Hear the music: Salut D’amour

 

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running from 18th February for 5 days with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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One week to go to our Holiday Camp!

With only one week to go we thought we’d get in the mood and remind ourselves just how awesome our Holiday Camps are!

Packed with fun-filled, unmissable musical experiences, our multi award-winning Ofsted registered Holiday Camps for children aged 4 – 11 bring together the very best of childcare and music education to engage and inspire your child – every holiday.

Starting from only £4.62 per hour, what enables our 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.

Each and every activity that takes place at our Holiday Camps focus on our “Four Key Areas of Development” that we believe are crucial in encouraging your child to flourish and reach their potential. We also maintain and exceed the required staff:child ratio. We never go over 1:10. You won’t find another Holiday Camp that can say that.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running from 18th February for 5 days with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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Four year old’s thrive at our Holiday Camps

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.

In 2018 we were delighted to announce that all children aged 4 are able to attend for the whole day, 8am – 5.45pm.

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 February 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.

 

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 from 18th February for 5 days with half days from £20. If you’d like to find out more take a look at our Holiday Camps page.

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Meet the Team – Melinda K

Sending your child to a Holiday Camp for the first time is a big deal. We’re parents. We know that.

You want to know they will be looked after in the same manner they would at home. That they settle quickly. That way they will be comfortable enough to be themselves, take part in all the activities and have lots of fun.

Here at The Strings Club we know just how you feel. So we’re taking some time to introduce you to our amazing team.

And we do mean AMAZING! They are professionally trained, kind and caring people who are amazing with kids. That’s why 100% of children said they would recommend our Camps to their friends. Can’t say fairer than that!

Melinda Kiss, Ukulele

Our ukulele Course Leader in Hampstead, Melinda is a classically trained musician who graduated from Middlesex University London in 2010.

She currently teaches children between 4-12 in schools. She’s worked for the Strings Club for many years now.

Melinda has been playing in the Collaborative Orchestra for a few years who were in the BGT semi-final recently.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at February Half Term (from 18th Feb for 5 days) 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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#FranchiseFriday – Join a booming industry worth £7.5bn

Are you considering a career change? Looking to start a business in a booming industry? A franchise with The Strings Club could offer the support you are looking for.

When thinking about launching a new business there are lots of things to consider. We know that feeling – you want to ensure that your business has the greatest chance of success.

START A FRANCHISE IN A BOOMING INDUSTRY

Our franchises offer an opportunity to access an industry already worth £7.5bn and growing an average of 11% every year. The Strings Club brand has been recognised at national awards as a leader in the childcare industry giving new investors the perfect platform.

Using our tried and tested franchise model we will support you in the roll out of high quality, multi award-winning programmes. With childcare being a necessity for most families demand is high and as such provides an excellent prospective business opportunity.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES

We’ve put together a great visual guide, our Franchise Pack, which is designed to show you how passionate we are about what we do, and how we can support new franchisees in making their own success story.

Sounds good? Download our Franchise Pack today and start delivering your New Year Resolution with The Strings Club.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN A FRANCHISE

Deadline for free assembly approaching

Sunday 24th of February is the last day to register for this amazing offer!

Our mission is to inspire as many children through music as possible.

We have an amazing opportunity for all schools in the West Midlands and London – a free assembly with one of our professional strings 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

In 2019, we are 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