Summer week 3, 5-9 Aug – workshops announced

Over the coming weeks we’re looking ahead to what we will be doing over the summer holidays.

We’ve got an incredible schedule of specially created workshops over the 6 weeks ensuring your child does something different every day they are with us and will be engaged and having fun right up to pick up time.

Fantasy & Adventure

Brace yourselves everybody as we prepare to embark on a once in a lifetime adventure packed week. If you are a big fan of blockbusters such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Trolls, Star Wars and Into the Woods please jump onboard with us. We’ll be exploring these dynamic plots and mythical creatures through top musical hits, sporty games and arts and crafts.

Pick of the week: John Williams, Tuesday 6th August

Meet the Composer

John Williams is one of today’s hugely successful composers, writing the world’s best-known movie soundtracks including “Harry Potter”, “Star Wars” and “Jaws”. In this workshop, we will be exploring what makes his music so ‘magical’ and how it all came about. Your child will also have the chance to create their very own peice using pencils, paint, and various bits and bobs to show how the music makes them feel.

Sport Beat

We are all about physical activity at The Strings Club and getting those heart rates going! In this workshop we investigate all the possible kinds of sounds our body can make while listening to John Williams “Star Wars” soundtrack! Your child will get the chance to use their body to make some wonderfully weird sounds by using their feet, hands, mouths and even their tummies!

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running from 22nd of July for 6 weeks 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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Booked with us? Claim your free day of childcare

Have you booked a programme with us?

Whether a Holiday Camp, Term Time Course or Party, if you’ve booked with us in 2019 you can take advantage of our brand new “Recommend a Friend” offer.

Recommend us to a friend and once they book with us you’ll be able to claim your FREE DAY with us at one of our multi award-winning Holiday Camps – worth at least £35.

If you recommend to five  friends and they book – that’s five free days at a Holiday Camp!

All your friends have to do is mention your name when they call the office to book on 0121 296 9204.

So what are you waiting for? Get recommending and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for 6 weeks over the summer starting 22nd July, 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 THIS SUMMER!

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 for 6 weeks over the summer starting 22nd July, 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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#LearnToPlay cello with The Strings Club

Learning to play an instrument is great fun. It’s exciting. It’s rewarding and inspiring. There is nothing like it!

However, many dusty instruments sat in bedrooms and attics will also bear testament that sometimes it can be tricky to master.

There are lots of things which need to be in place to ensure it goes well. It requires a supportive and positive learning environment to ensure all the energy from the student is nurtured and well directed.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

Does your child show in interest in learning an instrument? Take a look at our YouTube channel, it’s a fun introduction to ukulele, guitar, violin and cello.

First up, here’s an introduction to the cello with the lovely Jo

 

NEXT STEPS

Want some more ideas of how you can inspire your child? Take a look at our First Steps page on our website.

We’ve got years of experience and oodles of enthusiasm, and courses lovingly developed and specifically designed for beginners aged 4-11.

 

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Inspire your child with a free music lesson in Hackney

To celebrate our arrival in Hackney we’re running a special Discovery Day.

We first introduced Discovery Days 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 our Hackney Discovery Day children aged 4-11 will experience a performance from professional musicians and then get a 20 minute lesson on ukulele – all FOR FREE!

WHAT WE OFFER IN HACKNEY

Book now – Discovery Day

Discovery Day; Stoke Newington Library – Stoke Newington Church Street, Sunday 7th July, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Coming Soon – Holiday Camps

Rated 5* by parents on Netmums, our award winning Ofsted registered Holiday Camps bring  together the very best of music education and childcare to engage and inspire your child – every school holiday. Each day is wonderfully different, including a range of exciting workshops alongside high quality small group classes. Children will learn skills, make new friends, grow in confidence and have lots of fun.

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4 reasons to join us this summer

Yikes, not long until the summer holidays arrive! Summer can be worrisome. With so many weeks of childcare needed in one go it is definitely not your usual holiday and brings with it extra questions about the activities your child will take part in.

Will my child be engaged for such long periods of time without being bored? This is such a big period of their life, 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?!

As parents ourselves we have experienced first hand all of these thoughts. And best of all, we have found the solutions!

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

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, and over the summer hols that means we have 6 themes guaranteed to inspire your child and ensure they have a new creative experience every day and week 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 would 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 from 22nd of July for 6 weeks 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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#TipTuesday – use childcare vouchers with us

Did you know you can use your childcare vouchers and tax free credits with us?

Because we are fully Ofsted registered we are able to accept all voucher and credit schemes. And we accept all versions and all schemes no matter who you use, including if you run your own business and manage your own scheme.

Paying by childcare vouchers is really easy. Call or email us with the details of your booking including dates. We will also need your child’s safeguarding info. Once we have confirmed your booking to you we will provide you with the details to contact your chosen Voucher provider.

Simple as that.

 

 

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for 6 weeks over the summer starting 22nd July, 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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Summer week 2, 29 Jul-2 Aug – workshops announced

Over the coming weeks we’re looking ahead to what we will be doing over the summer holidays.

We’ve got an incredible schedule of specially created workshops over the 6 weeks ensuring your child does something different every day they are with us and will be engaged and having fun right up to pick up time.

MUSICAL HEROES

In week 2 we will be channelling our inner superstars and celebrating both legendary and contemporary “Musical Heroes”. This week children will get the chance to write their very own song lyrics, create their own hero accessories, belt out some classic tunes and get sporty to some recent chart topping hits.

Pick of the week: Modern Stars, Thursday 1st August

Making Melodies

Our ‘Musical Heroes’ week is not complete without a workshop on some of our modern day stars! We will be exploring the lyrics of “Wings” by Little Mix, “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae and “Don’t be so hard on yourself” by Jess Glynne. These phenomenal artists are known for their songs of empowerment and promoting self-belief; words to inspire all. Can your child’s songwriting skills match them?

Sport Beat

It’s time to get active again! Following on from the morning’s uplifting and empowering songwriting session, the children will be playing a variety of fun dynamic activities to the feel good songs of our modern stars. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated as this is going to be an energetic session!

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running from 22nd July for 6 weeks 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 – Summer 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 the development of many skills including coordination and self-confidence that will continue to be useful for your child throughout their lives.

The fun times and sunny days of summer are underway so here is our Recommended Listening – Summer Edition!

Here are some of the most joyous pieces to help brighten your day and ones your child will love too!

1) William Tell Overture, Gioachino Rossini

This piece of music is one of the most recognisable classical music tunes of all time. “William Tell” was Rossini’s last opera, written when he was 37 years old. Did you know that Rossini chose to retire at this age and instead, became famous for his cooking skills?

Listen to William Tell Overture on Youtube or Spotify.

2) The Marriage of Figaro Overture, W. A. Mozart

In one of his most well-known operas, the madness of “The Marriage of Figaro” takes place on a single summer’s day, and Mozart sets the pace in the Overture. Can you hear any elements of summer within the music? Apparently, the opera was such a hit that the emperor requested a private performance all for himself.

Listen to The Marriage of Figaro Overture on Youtube or Spotify.

3) Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity, “The Planets”, Gustav Holst

We can’t not go without mentioning Holst’s Jupiter. Can you listen to this piece without humming along with the famous melody? Written between 1914-1916, Holst’s “The Planets” represents the planets of the Solar System and their corresponding astrological character. Did you know that when Sir Adrian Boult introduced “The Planets” to the general public at a concert in 1919, he gave only five of the seven movements as he thought they would not be able to cope with the full work?

Listen to Jupiter from “The Planets” on Youtube or Spotify.

What next?

The summer holidays is a great opportunity for children to learn an instrument. With 6 weeks worth of lessons your child will be a mini maestro in no time!

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for 6 weeks over the summer starting 22nd July, 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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#FranchiseFriday – A proven business model

A FRANCHISE WITH A PROVEN MODEL

We want to support all of our franchisees to ensure they succeed and reach their goals. To do that over the last few years we’ve worked incredibly hard to build a successful business model and brand.  Something that is tried and tested, proven to work, and which provides a framework to give a franchisee the best chance of success when launching a brand new business.

Want to have a step-by-step to help you get off to a winning start? No problem, our Operational Model has a checklist of tasks to refer to. Need support with marketing your new business? We’ve got you covered – just take a look at our Marketing Portal for everything from key messages to design templates.

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 make 2019 your year with The Strings Club.

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