School years 2-4 (ages 6-9)

Piano Starters, Guitar Starters, Violin Starters

Learn to play piano, guitar or violin! Our friendly group classes include essential technique, music-reading and performance skills.

Spring term:
£160 piano
£140 violin
£140 guitar
Piano
Mondays, 4:15-4:45pm, Vanbrugh Studio (SE10 9HP)
Mondays, 4:45-5:15pm, Vanbrugh Studio (SE10 9HP)
Tuesdays, 5-5:30pm, Charlton House (SE7 8RE)
Thursdays, 4:55-5:25pm, Vanbrugh Studio (SE10 9HP)
Saturdays, 10-10:30am, Thomas Tallis School (SE3 9PX)
Saturdays, 10:30-11am, Thomas Tallis School (SE3 9PX)
Means-tested support of up to 60% is available from our Bursary Fund, for families with financial need. Apply here.
Guitar
Saturdays, 10:30-11am, Thomas Tallis School (SE3 9PX)
Means-tested support of up to 60% is available from our Bursary Fund, for families with financial need. Apply here.
Violin
Saturdays, 10:30-11am, Vanbrugh Studio (SE10 9HP), School years 2 & 3
Teacher:
Means-tested support of up to 60% is available from our Bursary Fund, for families with financial need. Apply here.

Children will develop confident and secure violin technique, learn how to read and interpret music notation, perform a variety of music as a soloist and as part of the group, and also compose and improvise their own music.

Short weekly practice tasks are set, so children start to build a regular practice routine from the outset, helping them to make enjoyable progress and preparing them for the regular practice needed to master an instrument.

To take part in this course, students will need an instrument, learning book (the teacher will say which one in the first lesson) and will need to set aside 10-15 mins each day for practice.

  • For Violin Starters, we will advise what size to get in the first lesson so please wait and order an instrument after that!
  • Read our blog about keyboard and piano instrument options.