Beginners’ courses

First String Experience (FSE)

Saturday morning/afternoon, starting age four. Violin, viola, cello and double bass teaching and ensemble work for beginners using group methods.
Course leader: Daniel Smith

First Guitar Experience (FGE)

Saturday afternoon, starting age six. Guitar teaching and Kodály Musicianship training for beginners using group methods
Course leader: Luke Dunlea ALCM, LTCL, DipBKA

Download our FSE/FGE Brochure

Applications for entry to FSE and FGE in September 2019 are now closed. Applications for the ballot for September 2020 entry will be available online from late October 2019. 

Please note, for FSE, only children born between 1 June 2015 and 31 May 2016 will be eligible for the 2020 ballot. For FGE, only children born between 1 June 2013 and 31 May 2014 will be eligible for the 2020 ballot.