Amy Cunningham

Amy Cunningham is the founder of The Strings Club and has 15 years’ experience working with children as well as a professional violinist. Prior to establishing The Strings Club, Amy trained as a violinist at The University of Birmingham (BMus. Hons) and University of London (MMus) and performed amongst many known ensembles and orchestras.

Amy also worked for numerous recognised music services as well as a classroom music teacher. Amy has a 2 year old daughter, Anja.

Asako Zavertajeva-Onishi

Having graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a Master’s Degree in Music, Asako joined The Strings Club in March 2017 as an Event Assistant on an 8-week internship. Born and raised in Japan, she arrived in the UK when she was just 13 years old.

With her huge passion for music, she has been involved in many community projects, delivering workshops for young children, in concert halls and primary schools around Birmingham. Asako spends her spare time managing a language exchange community for Japanese learners, playing the organ, and cooking anything exotic.

Charlotte Nettle

As a Film and TV graduate from the University of Nottingham, Charlotte has always been interested in the arts – although her musical ability is limited to the recorder in primary school! With several years experience in customer service and administration work, she is more than happy to lend a helping hand with any enquiries you may have and is the friendly voice at the end of our office phone. Charlotte spends her spare time volunteering at her local animal sanctuary, running her own blog, and practising yoga.

Dan Colagiovanni

Dan arrived at The Strings Club in Jan 2017 with experience of marketing in the private and public sectors and a huge passion for music. He ventured to London to pursue a career as a musician in 2001, combined performing in bands with working for indie labels for the best part of a decade then moved to an arts and literature charity to market their reading projects. Dan previously managed a music programme which toured UK secondary schools with songwriting workshops, and he continues to run a popular micro festival in the Western Lake District. Dan plays guitar and ukulele and loves nothing more than hearing his young daughter Esme Rose play piano and sing.

Alice Mills

Having graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in English Literature, Alice joined The Strings Club in June 2017 as an Events and Marketing intern. Alice has always been interested in music and events, taking on the role of Head of Events after setting up a student record label “New Street Records”.

Alongside her love of music, Alice has volunteered at a reading school for children with learning difficulties and is passionate about the role art, music and literature can have in enriching children’s imaginations. In her spare time Alice enjoys reading, attending festivals, gigs and doing triathlons.

Jasmine Pearce

After studying Arts and Festival Management at De Montfort University, Jasmine joined The Strings Club in 2015 as a Marketing Intern and has now returned as our Office and Recruitment Manager. You can expect to hear her friendly voice at the end of the office phone ready to answer your questions.

Outside of The Strings Club, Jasmine works at The O2 Institute and has a real passion for live music, regularly attending concerts and festivals. Jasmine also enjoys cooking, socialising, reading thrillers and spending time with her younger siblings – who are huge fans of The Strings Club Holiday Camps!