The Bath Strings Academy has launched its Summer School which offers an exciting three-day music course for string players aged 4 to adult.

The event, which takes place from 29-31 August at the Wiltshire Music Centre in Bradford on Avon, offers ​musicians of all levels the opportunity to play with others musicians through three days of music-making and workshops which will develop performance skills and increase confidence. Expert tuition is provided by a team of experienced teachers and professional musicians with a passion for sharing music with others.

Ruth O’Shea from the academy explained, “We strive to provide a fulfilling musical experience for all those we teach, whatever their age or musical background, and to inspire each to reach their fullest potential.”

The Summer School is split into three age groups: children aged 4-12, 13-19 and adults. For children aged 4-12, the course offer:

​- Fun, games, and lots of chances to make friends with fellow musicians
– Experience of playing together, right from the very beginning of their musical journey
– Develop musical skills with and without an instrument
– Teamwork skills and cooperation through collective playing
– Refinement of technique for more advanced players

For teenagers aged 13-19, it offers:

-Peer group work in break-out sessions for older, more experienced students
– Exploration of advanced technique
– Chamber music sessions
– Mentoring: learn how to be an independent learner and become empowered to pass on your skills to others
– Development of confidence and self-esteem

For adults, beginners, returning players and keen amateurs, it offers:

– Relaxed, inclusive atmosphere, learning alongside others of all ages
– Chamber music sessions with peers
– Technique trouble-shooting surgeries
– Focus on healthy physical playing habits

The Summer School costs £120 for three days tuition, with a sibling discount of £100. Bursaries are available, as is an early bird discount of £10 for bookings received by 7 July.

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