Beginner Strings is a lively yet relaxed string ensemble for those who have just started a string instrument. It is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel of playing and working with others, as a team. Group members are always encouraged to interact with each other and the ensemble leader to create a fun and inclusive group dynamic. Music is chosen and arranged directly with the students of the group in mind. Therefore, there is always a range of parts appropriate for everyone’s ability (normally consisting of open strings and first position).
Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
Pre Grade 1 (or equivalent)
What style/types of activity this group involves?
Musical warmups, ensemble playing. Everything from Classical to Film to Pop.
3 words to describe the group
Lively, welcoming, fun.
Examples of what this group has performed previously
We openly discuss what we perform with the group ahead of making any decisions. Shaun the Sheep, Isn’t She Lovely, Ode to Joy, Kookaburra, Muppet Show, Mi Gallo, Sing and Rejoice, Bare Necessities (Jungle Book), Somewhere Over The Rainbow, Mission Impossible, Row Row Row Your Boat, The Way You Look Tonight, In the Jungle, Flintstones, Do Re Mi (Sound of Music), We Wish You a Merry Christmas, O Tannenbaum.