Give your 4-5 year old the best Christmas present of all – a love of music!

Our brand new Minis Explorers programme is the perfect introduction in learning an instrument for every 4-5 year old in reception class. This unique programme, designed by a professional string team at The Strings Club, will enable your child to explore violin this January 2019 and choose to either continue or have a go at ukulele in the summer term.

Children learn in small groups – all led by the UK’s top violin and ukulele teachers and packed full of fun-filled learning of the highest quality. See what your child will achieve with us here.

Over the course of the year children develop key musicianship skills such as rhythm, pitch, notation, dynamics alongside technical proficiency on their instrument.

You will receive a termly report on your child’s progress to keep you informed of their achievements.

Each term includes our Grand Concert – the perfect opportunity for your child to show what they have achieved with their new friends.

You can even hire an instrument to take home from only £3 per week!

During the third term, children will work towards an exclusive Minis Award and will take part in our End of Year Awards Ceremony.

Our Minis Explorers is not only an ideal gift this Christmas but also will ignite your child’s love of music and will set them on their musical journey to our Sound Start Courses – for children in year 1 and above.

Minis Explorers starts Sat 19th January – Saturday 30th March (excluding Feb Half Term)

Venues include:

Find out more about our Minis Explorers here

Press release: The Strings Club’s First Franchise is Music to the Ears of Warwick & Leamington Spa

The Strings Club’s First Franchise – Music to the Ears of Warwick & Leamington Spa

December 2018 marks a momentous occasion for multi award-winning music education company The Strings Club as they announce the launch their first franchise, opening in the historic towns of Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa in 2019.

Leading the brand new franchise is Wesley Hopkins, a local family man with a love of music.

Dad of two Wesley quotes, “I am so excited about my new venture with The Strings Club. I really believe that my local town of Leamington Spa and surrounding areas will love what The Strings Club will be offering in 2019! Having the opportunity to musically educate children in and out of school is a great passion of mine, having two children of my own and seeing the benefits of music in a child’s life makes this a dream come true.”

SOUND PROGRESS

In 2012 The Strings Club began their own musical journey with 6 children attending a Summer Holiday Camp in leafy Hampstead, North London.

Fast forward to 2018 and they are ending the year having helped inspire more than 25,000 children through their music programmes across London and Birmingham.

And now The Strings Club will have the opportunity to inspire a generation of new musicians in South Warwickshire as they open their doors in Warwick and Leamington Spa in January 2019.

TRY TWO INSTRUMENTS FOR FREE

Children aged 4-11 can look forward to Holiday Camps every school holiday, weekly music lesson on ukulele, violin and guitar, plus after-school clubs and in school music provision for interested parents and primary schools.

But first up will be a very special Discovery Day which provides the perfect opportunity for families with children aged 4-11 to meet the new team and to understand what The Strings Club is all about. And best of all children can try out two instruments and receive two 20 minute lessons – for free!

The Discovery Day will be taking place in January 2019 with further details to be announced very soon. If you’d like to find out more take a look at TheStringsClub.org and sign up to the newsletter to be the first to hear about what’s going on in the area.

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Contact details:

Wesley – Warwick and Leamington local info: wesley@thestringsclub.org

Amy/Dan – The Strings Club, press information / photography: info@thestringsclub.org; 0121 296 9204

#TipTuesday – get a free day of childcare

Have you booked a programme with us in 2018?

Whether a Holiday Camp, Term Time Course or Party, if you’ve booked with us in 2018 so far, 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 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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Inspire your child for free, only at THSH in December

Our Discovery Days are the perfect way to ignite your child’s love of music. And thanks to our special partnership with Town Hall Symphony Hall in Birmingham there are even more opportunities for children to start their musical journey.

We 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 a Discovery Day your child will be able to try out two new instruments of their choice and experience two 20 minute lessons – all for free!

And the wonderful Town Hall Symphony Hall are hosting the events in their iconic and historic building in Birmingham, bringing music to more children than ever before.

INSPIRATIONAL AND INTERACTIVE

Taking place at central venues across the country our Discovery Days provide a wonderfully interactive introduction to stringed instruments, an memorable and inspirational performance from our professional teachers, and two 20 minute lessons on ukulele and guitar.

Want to get involved? Here’s what’s coming up next:

TOWN HALL SYMPHONY HALL

Saturday 1st December, 11am – 12pm

Places fill up very quickly at these events so please book asap. We look forward to seeing you there soon!

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Feb Half Term 2019 is on sale now

[Drum roll] [Fanfare] Feb Half Term 2019 is on sale now!

Our multi award-winning Holiday Camps are back for our first events of 2019 in February Half Term.

As always we will have our small group instrument tuition in our Play Together, Learn Together session in the mornings with ukulele, guitar and violin on offer (varies site to site, please check in your area). And our fabulous Creative Workshops will be giving us lots of opportunities to explore new music and different cultures together in the afternoons.

FANTASTIC OFFERS JUST FOR YOU

If you are new to The Strings Club you can take advantage of our fantastic Bring a Friend offer – to help your child settle you can bring along one of their friends for free to help them settle on their first day.

And for our returning friends we have our Recommend a Friend offer – for every friend who books we will give you a free day of childcare.

Give us a call on 0121 296 9204 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. And for more info on our Holiday Camps visit our Holiday Camp page in our website’s Whats We Offer section.

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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What a fabulous Autumnal celebration

October Half Term has been the best!

The creative workshops were some of the most enjoyable we’ve had at The Strings Club, together we have explored Diwali, Day of the Dead, Black History Month and Autumn. Thank you to Paige for creating such an exciting collection of activities for us.

Take a look at our Facebook Gallery to see how we’ve got on and all the fun we’ve had.

Next up is February Half Term when we will be back with the first edition of our multi award-winning Holiday Camps in 2019!

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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Would you like to own your own multi award-winning business franchise, with an existing turnover of £70k and over?  Do you share a vision of inspiring children through music? Are you driven, outgoing & passionate? Do you want greater career flexibility?

If so, this could be the start of your journey with The Strings Club.

We are offering a rare opportunity to join a multi award-winning company and run your own flexible, rewarding and profitable business with a proven track record.

If you’re interested in owning your own multi award-winning business click the link below to get in touch.

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Recommended listening – Halloween edition

Welcome back to our Monthly Recommended Listening!

Every month, we are here to help you inspire your child with some season-appropriate classical pieces. 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.

This month, The Strings Club Head Office team has gathered for you the best ‘spooky’ pieces of music alongside some fun facts and links to YouTube and Spotify to celebrate Halloween!

1) Toccata and Fugue in d minor, J.S. Bach

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue is one of the most well-known pieces of music associated with Halloween. This spooky organ piece fits in perfectly with the season with its creepy sounds, imitating the sound of creaking boards and ghosts.

Listen to Toccata and Fugue on YouTube or Spotify.

2) Piano Sonata No.2: III. ‘Funeral March’, Frederic Chopin

Chopin’s iconic ‘Funeral March’ which appeared in the 1830s as the third movement in his Piano Sonata No. 2 was first performed at Chopin’s own funeral. The work imitates the solemn pace of a funeral procession – an exceptionally beautiful yet haunting piece.

Listen to Piano Sonata No.2 on YouTube or Spotify.

3) Symphonie fantastique: Fifth movement, Hector Berlioz

‘The Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath’ is the fifth movement from Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. It depicts the scene of demons and sorcerers gathered to celebrate the Sabbath night. Listen closely – Can you hear the bells ringing towards the middle of the piece?

Listen to Symphonie fantastique on YouTube or Spotify.

What next?

If you would like to help to inspire your child through music why not join us at our Holiday Camps this Half Term?

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at October Half Term (from 22nd Oct in London & 29th in Birmingham) 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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Creative Workshops not to be missed!

Following the success of our Summer Holiday Camps, we are rolling smoothly on a high into Autumn, bringing plenty of magic, light and celebration. This is no time to hibernate, as we have got a week packed full of fun as we celebrate Diwali, Black British History, Day of the Dead and much much more.

Monday – Diwali

There is no time to shiver and frown, it’s time to get active, keep warm and turn that frown upside down. In a cooler and darker season what better way to celebrate than Diwali, the festival of light. This wonderful South Asian festival promises plenty of sensory delights.

Tuesday – Vivaldi

Rumour has it that this very talented C18th classical baroque composer’s favourite season was Autumn, so what better time to celebrate this Italian composers humble beginnings, musical journey and philanthropic work. The children will have the opportunity to listen and perform to Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’.

Wednesday – Black British Celebrations

October is Black History Month, unfortunately black british history is not taught on our school curriculum and it’s so important to celebrate those who have not only paved the way for a better and brighter future, but it’s also great to acknowledge those who have achieved and made great contributions. In this celebratory session the children will have the opportunity to learn about Malorie Blackman (Children’s Laureate from 2013 to 2015), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (British cellist who won the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year award) and we’ll even be crafting our way to carnival. Team work makes the dream work!

Thursday – Day of the Dead

What better way to celebrate our loved ones, as we go on a magical journey to the afterlife. The children will have the opportunity to learn about this sacred Mexican holiday through singing, dancing, drama and arts and crafts. We will be resurrecting the 2017 Disney fantasy film Coco to bring this afternoon’s activities to life.

Friday – The Strings Club Birthday Party!

The Strings Club turned 6 years old earlier this year and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate. In true birthday style we will be going all out! There will be opportunities for the children to make their own birthday hats and garlands, plenty of party games and music to last a lifetime.

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at October Half Term (from 22nd Oct in London & 29th in Birmingham) 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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Meet the UK’s best childcare professionals

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 are super proud of the amazing people that run every Holiday Camp – the UK’s best childcare professionals.

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!

 

 

Fanny, Camp Manager

“I am an actress with a big passion for theatre and the performing arts. I’ve been teaching for the past 10 years now and am specialised in early years.

​I can’t wait to see children who’ve been to the camp before and also meet new faces! Camps are such a great opportunities to make new friends, and play together. It’s really important to me that everyone feel part of the group. Encouraging children to talk to someone new or to be praised for being good are the two things I like to concentrate on. The camp must make everyone feel amazing and have fun!”

 

Edouard, Camp Assistant

“I studied at Trinity College of Music in London with Hu Kun and my did my Chamber Music studies under the late Sandor Devich. I’ve also played alongside the Smith Quartet and the Brodsky Quartet.

I have been a soloist in the March 2015 Beethoven Violin concerto in D with the Amati Orchestra. I also played with Sir Yehudi Menuhin in a concert to celebrate the opening of the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens. My most enjoyable achievement is anytime a pupil is able to do something they believed was unattainable or really difficult.”

 

Our Holiday Camps for children aged 4-11 are running for the whole week at October Half Term (from 22nd Oct in London & 29th in Birmingham) 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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