The Junior Academy First String Experience (FSE) and First Guitar Experience (FGE) courses were established to provide early years string and classical guitar training for young children with no previous experience on these instruments.
Applications for entry in September 2023 are now closed and all places have been filled. No further applications will be considered for a waiting list which is also closed. The next entry point will be September 2024 – please note the strict date of birth criteria for the two courses for the 2024 ballot:
- First String Experience: child must be born between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020
- First Guitar Experience: child must be born between 1 June 2017 and 31 May 2018
Application forms for 2024 will open in late October 2023.