Bath Strings Academy Summer School
Our summer course offers players a rich and varied musical experience, combining orchestral playing with chamber music and work away from our instruments.

​Our team of experienced tutors provide a fun-filled musical experience during which players will hone their playing skills, develop their confidence and make new friends.

Expert Tuition:

​We are delighted to announce that members of the Villiers String Quartet will be joining us to coach on our Summer Academy this year.

This is a unique opportunity for string players to experience at first hand the expertise and inspirational qualities of one of the UK’s leading chamber ensembles. James Dickenson (First Violin) and Nick Stringfellow (Cello) are passionate about educating the next generation of string players. They have worked on numerous projects with young musicians, sowing the seeds and bringing to life the art of chamber music.

As well as coaching, James and Nick will be joining us for our professional tutor’s concert.

The Main Summer Course is aimed at players of Grades 0 - 8+. The emphasis is on learning in a fun, friendly atmosphere.

The main strand includes:
Academy Chamber Orchestra
​Differentiated group work
Performance skills workshops
Kodaly and Dalcroze-inspired activities
Specialist Folk music workshop
Guided listening and mindfulness sessions
Professional concert given by tutors
Final performance for friends and family

​Chamber Music Strand:
For players of Grade 5+ there is the option to sign up for our specialised chamber music strand. Individuals will be arranged into chamber music groups from string quartets to octets. Participants will spend the main part of each day engaged in rehearsing chamber music and receiving coaching.

In addition to studying chamber music, players will also benefit from:
Performance Practice coaching
Leadership and Mentoring opportunities
Academy Chamber Orchestra
Professional concert given by tutors
Final Performance for friends and family​​

​Not sure if the course is suitable for you? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you're still unsure, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Telephone: 07962864823
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Organisation: Bath Strings Academy
Ages: Young children (up to 12), Teenagers (13-17), Adults (18+)
Location: Bath and North East Somerset, South West (Map)
Accommodation: non-residential
Categories: Music
Music > Ensembles > String Orchestra
Music > Ensembles > Chamber Ensemble
Keywords:   bath   chamber music   orchestra   string quartet   music
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