Do you love what you do?

At The Strings Club, our mission is to inspire as many children as possible across the UK through our multi award-winning music programmes. 

Our ethos is simple – we want to inspire children through music. We love nothing better than to see a child make friends, learn new skills, grow in confidence and thrive at one of our Holiday Camps.

We absolutely love what we do and we believe this is so important because of the significant positive impact learning an instrument has on children’s lives.

We don’t stop at the children who visit us either. We also love to see our franchisees flourish and to love what they do. Edouard our Hackney franchisee quotes, “Seeing children enjoy our Holiday Camps, and what’s more develop a life-long skill, really means everything to me. As a dad of 2 and running Holiday Camps, my life is pretty busy however I absolutely love what I do and I really think that children can see this and that’s why they return to Hackney Holiday Camp.”

If you’re interested in learning a bit more, why not book a Discovery Chat with us?

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#MusicMondays – Your child can #LearnToPlay ukulele online

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 ukulele with the lovely Russ

It’s time to Celebrate! Christmas is nearly here!

We are officially in December!

Here at our Head Office, we have put the Christmas tree up and are dancing our to some of our favourite festive songs!

Listening to music is not only enjoyable but is also beneficial in developing many skills including coordination and self-confidence that will continue to be useful for your child throughout their lives.

Here are just a few of our favourite Christmas songs to put you in the mood for the season and convert all of you scrooges out there!

 

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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Free music lesson for 4-11 year olds – music to the ears of Leamington Spa

The Strings Club is on a mission to inspire children through music. The multi award-winning music education company provided 30k+ opportunities for children to learn an instrument at high quality events in Birmingham and London in 2019, and now they are here in Leamington offering all children aged 4-11 a free music lesson at a special ‘Discovery Day’ in February 2020.

 

The area’s first taste of The Strings Club’s award-winning Discovery Day will bring music to life for everyone who attends. It is the perfect way to ignite your child’s passion for music and is available for all, from absolute beginners onwards.

 

The Discovery Day will be a wonderfully interactive introduction to stringed instruments, brought to life through a performance of popular singalong songs by professional musicians, before your very own budding Mini Maestro takes centre stage and experiences a 20 minute lesson on ukulele.

 

If you are interested in starting your child’s musical journey in 2020 then this is the event for you.

 

Taking place at Radford Semele Primary School on Saturday 15th of February 2020 from 11.30am to 12.30pm, places are limited, they are free of charge and available to all children aged 4-11.

 

To book, simply go to thestringsclub.org/book or call 0121 296 9204.

 

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How our Holiday Camps aid your child’s physical development

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.

As part of our new #SaturdayCelebrations, today we will focus on one part of our “Four Key Areas of Development” – physical development.

So how do our Holiday Camps aid your child’s physical development?

Similarly to the school Early Years Foundation Stage (2012), our Ofsted-registered Holiday Camps also focus on the importance of physical development. According to “Start Active, Stay Active: A report on physical activity for health from the four home countries” (2011), children aged 4-11 are encouraged to take part in 180 mins of physical activity a day. What’s more we are asked regularly how on earth our music-based childcare can take into consideration on physical health however we do in many many ways and here’s just a few:

  • Posture – during our morning instrumental lessons, our Course Leaders encourage all children to think of how they are sitting or standing whilst playing their instrument. Nice straight backs really do make a difference to the sound an instrument makes! 
  • Healthy Minds – each of our Holiday Camps has a healthy eating policy and this is something that is very important to us.
  • Healthy Bodies – although every day is wonderfully different at our Holiday Camps, children always have two break times and an hour long lunch time where they are encouraged to get outside with their new friends and have fun!

To find our more on how multi award-winning Holiday Camps are the best around click here.

Find your nearest Holiday Camp here

Financial Support to Get you Started

We understand that not everyone has the initial funds to invest in becoming a franchisee. 

That’s why we are proud of our strong partnerships with HSBC as well as the Government Start Up Loan scheme. We are also very pleased to say that both are able to potentially help with up to a 70% loan (subject to status). 

What’s more, we aim for our franchises to turnover a minimum of approximately 40K within the first year of trading and with hard work and dedication, we have proven through our tried and tested model that within 4-5 years, a franchise can turnover in excess of 75K on Holiday Camps alone. 

We’re passionate about supporting you at each stage to provide you with everything you need to become a successful and happy franchise business owner with The Strings Club. 

If you’re looking for an exciting, profitable and rewarding venture, we’d love to hear from you!

Simply click the button below to arrange a chat with our team at a time that suits you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon, 

Book a Discovery Chat here 

Don’t want to start a business from scratch?

We understand that starting a business from scratch can be daunting. We know very well as we’ve been there ourselves! 

Over the past seven years we have used our tried and tested successful model to set up in various areas across London and worked hard to ensure each and every one of them is a proven success – both in terms of reputation and financial. We’re proud to say that all of our territories across the capital are turning over a profit and because of our great reputation, we have a high retention rate of children who love returning to us on a regular basis!

We are now looking for the right individuals to take on our established territories – each one of which is already up and running and a proven success.

Territories Include:

North London – Hampstead, Islington

South London – Brockley, Greenwich, Tooting

What does this mean for you?

An instant income stream

Potential to grow your business to over 125K

Already established team and infrastructure

Interested in learning more? Book a Discovery Chat with me at a time that suits you by clicking the button below. 

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#Throwback Thursdays

Our #ThrowbackThursdays have been so much fun so far!

This week we’re looking back at one of our proudest moments since setting up The Strings Club and that’s winning Scale Up Business of the Year.

The Strings Club were so proud to have won “Scale Up Business of the Year” at the Federation of Small Business Awards, back in 2018.

Held at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, the annual FSB awards showcase the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the UK, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months, recognising the business achievements and hard work, brilliance and innovation of some of the UK’s most successful small businesses.

Founder and Managing Director Amy quotes  “I was so proud to accept this award on behalf of the amazing team at The Strings Club. We are so pleased that our hard work has been recognised in this way – to win such a coveted award is a huge thing for us! It just shows there is a huge demand for what we do at The Strings Club and that’s offering only the best in music education and childcare!” 

Since 2018 The Strings Club has grown from strength to strength, enabling even more children to be inspired through music. This we have done through our new franchise model and a range of packages that offer dedicated and passionate individuals to run their own business in new territories – using our tried and tested model and with our regular support. For more info on our brand new packages, click below or call us on 0121 296 9204.

 

Read more on our packages here

#MusicMondays – Music That We Love

Happy #MusicMondays everyone! We are sure you agree that music makes the world go round.

It’s there at all times in our lives from the most happiest to the saddest too. We firmly believe music has the power to change lives and that’s why we’ve asked a range of people from our valuable team members, to our Head Office staff to people at other organisations to tell us their favourite songs and why.

Every Monday for the next 3 weeks you’ll be inspired by 5 tracks that have had a huge affect on people’s loves. Have a read below at our first 5 fave tracks from some wonderful individuals.

 

Ed Black, Guitar Course Leader – The Strings Club

My favourite song at the moment is ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ – PJ Morton’s live version.

The original Bee Gees is so beautiful anyway and this arrangement and vibe is 10/10 for me. Always puts me in a good mood! PJ Morton – How Deep Is Your Love

 

Steven Greenhall, CEO – Warwick Music Group

I am probably showing my age here but my favourite song is – Dire Straits ‘Brothers in Arms’ . I have always been a huge Dire Straits fan and this song shows the sheer power of simplicity in song writing alongside a very clever use of chord progressions. I absolutely love it!

Dire Straits – “Brothers in Arms” 

 

Monica Gonzalez, Holiday Camp Manager – The Strings Club

This song by Carlos Nuñez always reminds me of my homeland of Spain. The music of Spain is always thought of as typically Flamenco however in Galicia, it’s the bagpipes and flutes that prevail – reflecting Celtic history and roots too. This song “Mar Adentro” always transports me back and relaxes me.

Carlos Nuñez – Mar Adentro 

 

Pete Bowkett, Admin and Marketing Assistant – The Strings Club

My fave song that always picks me up is Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. I can’t help but dance when I listen to it!

Pharrell Williams – Happy 

Edouard Wood – Hackney Franchisee – The Strings Club

At the moment, I love a piece by Jean-Philippe Rameau called Suite “Les Indes Galante.” He was a French composer who lived from the late 17th to the mid 18th centuries. He was a court composer, a great music theorist, an eminent opera composer and his harpsichord music was some of the most influential music for the instrument of its time.

Jean-Philippe Rameau – “Les Indes Galante.”

 

#SaturdayCelebrations – 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.

Through our carefully planned timetable that hosts a range of high quality engaging activities, 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 Ofsted registered Holiday Camps.

Our Four Key Areas of Development

Every Holiday Camp focuses on our “Four Key Areas of Development” that we believe are particularly crucial in igniting your child’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, for building their capacity to learn and form relationships. These include:

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Music-Based Skills & Knowledge Communication & Language Physical
Development
Personal, Social, & Emotional Development
Ability to play an instrument Ability to respond well to instructions Understand the importance of keeping healthy Ability to form positive relationships with others
Knowledge of music Ability to express themselves with confidence Ability to make healthy choice in regards to food Understand appropriate behaviour in groups

To find our more on how multi award-winning Holiday Camps are the best around click here.

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