The Strings Club moved to Sutton Coldfield

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From January 2017 onwards, Sutton Coldfield’s aspiring young musicians can experience award winning music programmes right on their doorstep. Rated 5* on Netmums and Kalli Kids, The Strings Club is delighted to be offering weekly Term Time classes, Ofsted registered Holiday Camps and fun-filled Parties to children age 4-11 in the area.

Established by violinist and experienced teacher, Amy Cunningham, The Strings Club is an award-winning music education company, offering children age 4-11 a range of high-quality musical experiences, specifically centred around string instruments including ukulele, violin, guitar and cello.

Founder Amy says: “We are so excited to be moving to Sutton Coldfield. Over the past few years, we have seen an increasing number of parents travelling every week to our Harborne Term Time venue and therefore, offering something a bit closer to those parents, as well as new children, is an exciting venture for us! I am looking forward to The Strings Club become an integral of the Sutton Coldfield community.”

The Strings Club January Taster Event – Saturday 7 January – 10.30 to 12pm

To celebrate the launch of The Strings Club in Sutton Coldfield we are offering free hire of an instrument to all new customers who join us in January (worth over £35).

Children will be able to take them home from the very first lesson, to practice to their heart’s content. Booking a course with The Strings Club is hassle free as possible and everything a child and parent needs is included as standard – meaning that there are no extra hidden costs along the way. 

The Strings Club will be offering a Free Taster Event on Saturday 7 January at Sutton Coldfield School for Girls. The highly popular Taster Events are packed full of musical activities to inspire children’s love of music from the offset. The free events also give parents the opportunity to discover The Strings Club’s range of acclaimed programmes as well as meeting our dedicated and friendly team of teachers.

The Taster Event starts with an interactive introduction to the world of string instruments by The Strings Club’s experienced team of teachers. Children will then be able to try their hand at a range of different instruments, including ukulele, violin, guitar and take part in two free lessons of their choice – lasting up to 20 mins each.

Join The Strings Club in January here

Join us at a Discovery Day

Start your child’s musical journey at a special Discovery Day near you

Our award-winning Discovery Day is the perfect way to ignite your child’s love of music.

We know as parents that it can be difficult to make a decision about which instrument is right, that’s why at our Discovery Day your child will be able to try out two new instruments and experience two 20 minute lessons – all for free!

For parents, it is an opportunity to see the experienced and friendly team of teachers in action, to find out more about The Strings Club’s range of acclaimed programmes and to hear more about how it can work for your family.

What to expect on the day:

  • An interactive introduction to stringed instruments
  • An inspirational performance from our professional teachers
  • An opportunity for your child to try two instruments from ukulele, violin, guitar and cello*
  • Two 20-minute lessons on each instrument
  • A Grand Concert where your child will wow you with just how much they’ve learnt

Places fill up very quickly so don’t miss out – book a place for you and your child today:

Book your child a place at a Discovery Day

Our Top 5 Christmas Workshops!

We are delighted to announce our festive Holiday Camp Workshops! Screenshot (137) xmas

This December we are going to get Elftastic at our award winning Holiday Camps, taking place from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd December, with a range of Christmas-themed workshops.

Established by professional violinist and experienced teacher Amy Cunningham, each day is wonderfully different, including a range of exciting workshops alongside high quality small group instrumental classes.

Our truly memorable, interactive and popular workshops are designed to enhance your child in more ways than one, nurturing musical skills such as aural and listening ability, along with other personal skills as listening, focus, teamwork, making new friends and well being.

The Strings Club Office Team has put together a list of their top 5 workshops that are sure to get your child dancing, dashing and prancing this Christmas Holiday. If you like what you see, book a place for your child today as limited places apply. Prices start from only £17.50 per 2 hour workshop. You can see our full timetable for Harborne here and Hampstead here.

Our Top 5  Cracking Workshops

1. Twas The Night Before ChristmasSanta-Deers

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the…Holiday Camp?” Gather round and join us as we rediscover the classic poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by devising our own sound effects to bring the story to life.

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Wednesday 21st December

2. Salute The Uke!

Do you hear what I hear? Children playing the ukulele! Come along as we learn to play and sing to a range of Christmas classics including Jingle Bells, Santa Claus is Coming To Town and Silent Night.

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Monday 19th December

3. Meet The Composer: Tchaikovsky nutcracker

A Christmas special, we’ll learn about how music can tell a story in this interactive workshop recreating all the fantastic adventures of Clara and The Nutcracker!

Harborne Holiday Camp – Thursday 22nd December

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Thursday 22nd December

4. Seasonal Sounds and Colours

Tis the season to get creative in our Seasonal Sounds and Colours workshop. Your child will get the chance to use their imagination as we spend the afternoon creating festive decorations that they can take home!

Harborne Holiday Camp – Friday 23rd December

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Friday 23rd December

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Imaginations at the ready! Your child will get to engage their imagination and work with objects, scenes, and spaces to create their own characters whilst learning all about the art of mime and storytelling in this two day seasonal special!

Harborne Holiday Camp – Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th December

Prices start from just £17.50, or join us for the whole day from only £35.

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Re-enrolling For Spring Term – Open!

It’s that time of the year when we ask you to think about whether you’d like to join us again!  IMG_0607

Spring Term 2017 Dates:

Spring Term starts w/c 9th January 2017.

Important Information For Re-Enrolling For Next Term!

As the end of term draws near it is time to start thinking about the Spring Term – we really hope that your little one has had a fantastic time this Autumn and that you will be joining us again in 2017!

Important Changes To The Re-Enrolment Process

As busy parents we know that your time is precious. This is why your child’s re-enrolment will now be automatically processed on your behalf on Wednesday 16th November.

In order to secure your child’s place next term all you need to do is pay a deposit of 30% of next term’s fees. This can be done online or by calling Head Office on 0121 296 9204.

This deposit must be paid by Friday 25th November in order to secure your child’s place next term.

Payment Plans
To make things even easier, we’re absolutely delighted to announce that the remainder of next term’s fees can now be paid for via a payment plan!

Once we have received your deposit we will be in touch to enrol you in a Weekly or Monthly Payment Plan*.

This means you can defer paying the remainder of the fees until the new year and spread the cost over the Spring Term using our safe, simple, and reliable automatic billing system.

Click here to find out more or here to read full terms and conditions. DSCN0197

You & Your Child’s Details
If you or your child’s details have changed in any way or if you no longer wish to hire an instrument please inform Head Office ASAP by phone or email (we will assume that you wish to keep hiring the instrument unless otherwise informed).

Fancy A Change?
Ready to go it alone? If you do not intend for your child to join us next term you must inform us by Friday 25th November so we can free up the place in the class for another child.

If your child’s class becomes too small we may need to merge it with another class – should this be the case we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Keep In Touch!
If you have any questions about the re-enrolment process or what your child will be up to next term please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Our Head Office can be reached on 0121 296 9204 any weekday between 9am-5pm. Alternatively email info@thestringsclub.org.

See How We Can Inspire Your Child!

Have you seen our new Holiday Camp video?

This summer we created a fantastic video so that you can see how much fun your child could have with The Strings Club at our award-winning, Ofsted Registered Holiday Camps.

Each day is wonderfully different, including exciting workshops alongside high quality small group instrumental classes  – all led by our handpicked team of top teachers and professionally trained childcare practitioners.

Click here to view a typical timetable for a holiday camp!

Our next Holiday Camp is taking place this Christmas in Hampstead and Harborne from Monday 19th – Friday 23rd December. Ideal as an introduction for those new to playing an instrument, our Holiday Camps are also invaluable for budding players to keep up their practice and develop their ensemble playing skills.

At a glance:

  • Flexible booking – join for half a day or the full week experience
  • Free hire of an instrument to take home
  • Qualified, experienced, fully DBS checked staff
  • Standard hours run 9:30am – 4pm – from only £17.50 for a half day | £35 for a full day
  • Wrap-around care from 8am – 5.45pm – just £5 per session
  • 20% sibling discount off Standard Hours – see our ways to save
  • Childcare vouchers accepted
  • Ofsted registered
  • Rated 5* on Netmums by parents
Find your nearest Strings Club Holiday Camp

We are now Ofsted registered in Balham

Save your pennies, you can pay for our Balham Holiday Camps with Childcare Vouchers! 201

Our award winning Holiday Camp based at The London Steiner School in Balham is now Ofsted registered. This means that The Strings Club are not only comply with all safeguarding, learning and development requirements so you can rest assured that your child is in safe hands, but we also now accept Childcare Vouchers as a form of payment!

From this October half term and onward, we can accept all types of Childcare Vouchers as full payment for bookings made at our Balham Holiday Camp.

How to book with Childcare Vouchers: 

Booking via childcare vouchers can be made in two ways,­ online or over the phone.

When booking online please enter the coupon CHILDCAREVOUCHERS.

A confirmation email will be sent to you confirming the payment amount and sessions booked with us.

When contacting your childcare voucher provider please do the following:

  • Enter the ID/account number of your booked Strings Club Holiday Camp (found below)
  • Enter the amount you need to pay
  • Please provide a reference of your child’s name

Please see below a list of childcare voucher providers that we are currently working alongside. If your provider is not listed, please call our friendly team on 0121 296 9204 for assistance.

Click here for a list of childcare voucher providers

 

Our top five spooky workshops this October.

We are delighted to announce our spooktacular October half term workshops! IMG_8868

This October half term, we are going to get spooky at our award winning Holiday Camps with a range of Halloween-themed workshops. Taking place daily, alongside our Learn Together, Play Together sessions – no two days are the same.

We have a range of workshops taking place that will develop your child’s musical skills as well as those key life skills as focus, listening, teamwork and confidence – to name just a few!

Our Marketing Manager Jasmine has put together her pick of the top 5 workshops we have on offer this half term! If you like what you see, book a place for your child today as limited places apply. Prices start from only £17.50 per 2 hour workshop.  You can see our full timetables here.

Our Top 5 Bewitching Workshops

1. Spooky Songwriting

Using inspiration from Harry Potter, The Addams Family and Ghostbusters, children will listen to spooky songs before creating their own mysterious melodies. Who can pull the best scary face?

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Monday 24th October 

 

2. Musical Theatre: The Addams Family

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky. Meet The Adams Family in our musical workshop, full of spooky songs, creepy dance moves, and eerie rhythms.

Harborne Holiday Camp – Monday 24th October

3. Meet The Composer: Grieg

In this physical workshop children will explore the Hall of the Mountain King as they learn all about the mysterious adventures of Peer Gynt. We’ll learn all about how rhythm, dynamics, and tempo work together to create a mood and see if we can get fast enough to escape the trolls and goblins!

Hampstead Holiday Camp – Thursday 27th October

Brockley Holiday Camp – Thursday 27th October

Harborne Holiday Camp – Thursday 27th October

4. Musical Theatre: Wicked 

We’re about to defy gravity in our Wicked workshop. Join us as we discover a song from the popular smash hit musical, learning all about rhythm with the help of some new dance moves. Wands at the ready!

Harborne Holiday Camp – Tuesday 25th October

5.Spooky Big Sing Song

Does your child love to sing? Then look no further! Join us as we sing our hearts out and dance our socks off to a range of seasonal songs – it’s sure to be an afternoon your child will love. Warm up your voice, it’s time to make some beautiful tones!

Brockley Holiday Camp – Wednesday 26th October

Harborne Holiday Camp Wednesday 26th October

Prices start from just £17.50, or join us for the whole day from only £35.

  
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Find your nearest Strings Club Holiday Camp here

Director Amy is shortlisted for Business Entrepreneur of the Year

We’re thrilled to announce that The Strings Club director, Amy Cunningham has been Business Entrepreneur of the Yearshortlisted as a finalist for the Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award at this year’s Birmingham Post Business Awards.

The Birmingham Post Business Awards aim to celebrate success, recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Birmingham who are putting our region on the map by boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.

 

The Strings Club is no stranger to awards, winning:

  • Nectar Business Start-up of the Year, 2013

We were also finalists in:

  • Mumpreneur Awards, 2015
  • Whats On 4 Juniors Awards, 2015
  • The Music Awards for Excellence, 2014

 

“The Strings Club has great room for growth, this is also in part thanks to the company’s proven excellence, which is confirmed by the high level of both referral and repeat business.” – Karren Brady

The award ceremony takes place on October 26th. Fingers crossed everyone!

Check out the rest of our awards

Save this October – Early Bird Offer!

Save some pennies this October half term with our exclusive Early Bird Offer. IMG_8868

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

This October half term (w/c 24th Oct), each day will be wonderfully different, including a range of exciting workshops alongside high quality small group instrumental classes  – all led by our handpicked team of top string teachers and professionally trained childcare staff. Prices start from only £17.50 too!

Early Bird Offer – Take advantage of our fantastic offer!

Want to receive up to £25 off your booking?

This October we are offering Early Bird Prices to all customers who book before Friday 30th September. You could save up to £5 per day with our October discounted prices.

Hurry, book today to receive our fantastic offer, prices start from just £15!

Ways to Pay and Save!

Places at our Ofsted registered Holiday Camps can be paid for by card or via childcare vouchersWe also now offer a range of payment plans, allowing you to spread the cost of childcare in a way that suits you. At The Strings Club, we aim to make the love of music accessible to children of all abilities and backgrounds. That’s why we’re proud to offer plenty of ways to save money with us. Click here for more info. 

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For more information or to book over the phone, call our friendly office team on 0121 296 9204.

Find your nearest Strings Club Holiday Camp Here

Sign up for a Term Time taster lesson!

Inspire your child through music this Autumn! 

Does your child show an interest in music or playing an instrument? Did you child join us at a Holiday Camp this summer and loved it? Why not book a free taster lesson this September! Simply click here.

Taking place in London and Birmingham this September, join us to find out what we offer at our Term Time Courses. Our taster lesson will be a great chance for you and your child to meet our fantastic team of string teachers, have a go on an instrument and have lots of fun! Plus it’s free!

Birmingham:

Location: Harborne Primary School, B17 9LU

Date: Saturday 17th September

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

North London:                                                                                            IMG_4261

Location: The Meeting House, Hampstead,  NW3 1DR

Date: Monday 19th September

Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

 

South London:

Location: St John’s Church, Brockley, SE8 4EA

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Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Our award winning Term Time Courses run for 10 weeks, either after school or on Saturday mornings.

Join one of our award-winning programmes this September:

We run classes for complete beginners and have options for those with experience!

Our weekly Term-Time Courses are packed full of inspiring and interactive learning, ensuring that your child develops a real understanding of the “nuts and bolts” of music, a strong technique as well as a love of playing their instrument. Your child can learn to play violin, guitar or ukulele, within a fun, rewarding environment.

Pricing:

  • Classes from just £15 per week
  • Instrument hire for less than £3.50 per week

 

Find your nearest Strings Club here