Young Strings Summer School

Please note that Summer School 2019 is now full.

To join our waiting list, so we can contact you in case of cancellations, please email bryony.taylor@rncm.ac.uk


Summer School 2019: 29 July – 2 August, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Our annual summer school gives string players between 6 -13 years a fantastic opportunity to develop their musical, creative and performance skills in a fun and friendly environment. Daily activities are led by a team of experienced RNCM tutors and include string orchestra, chamber music, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, choir and some creative activities.

Our course takes place at Manchester High School for Girls, a lovely quiet school with a garden, which we always make good use of at break-times. The week culminates with all of the children sharing their musical learning in a Celebration Concert. This year, the concert will take place on Friday 2 August at the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama at the University of Manchester. 

What to Expect

We’ll put you in a group with other children of similar age and experience so you can take part in large group, small group, singing, movement and improvisation/ composition activities. The course takes place in a lovely quiet school with plenty of outside space so that you can enjoy break times just as much as making music together.

We’ll have plenty of activities for you throughout the day and many opportunities to use your imagination as well as playing your instrument – we’re looking for the dancer in you, the creative artist, and the composer as well!

The course tutors are all experienced at working with young musicians and are friendly and approachable. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone else before you come – you’ll soon make friends. And on the last day there will be a concert in the afternoon so you can show your parents what you’ve been doing.

Please note that this course is for bowed stringed instruments only, i.e. violin, viola, cello and double bass.