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 the ballot for entry to FSE and FGE in September 2022 are now open.

Please complete the relevant form by the closing date of 10 January 2022, having first checked that your child’s date of birth falls within the dates given:

  • Entry for First String Experience in 2022 will apply to children born between 1 June 2017 and 31 May 2018.
  • Entry for First Guitar Experience in 2022 will apply to children born between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016.