New Studio Prices 2018
30 minutes - £17
60 minutes - £27


Location - Awsworth Village Hall

60 The Lane
  NG16 2QQ

Music for Everyone

Nottingham Strictly Strings

Nottingham Strictly Strings is a new, exciting, regularly rehearsing youth string orchestra especially for players grade 2 – 5 standard.

The orchestra meets once a month during term time on Sunday afternoons in Nottingham offering young players the opportunity to play a wide range of music all whilst introducing the important skill of playing in an ensemble.

If you’re age 8+ and play a string instrument of grade 2 – 5 standard we’d love to hear from you and invite you along to one of our rehearsals to experience it for yourself. There are no scary auditions and new members are always welcome – please contact the office on the details below to find out more or to let us know you’d like to come along!

The details

Rehearsals: Sundays, 2pm – 5pm (approximately once a month)

Spring Term: Jan 21, Feb 11, 17 (Joint Strings Day), 25, Mar 11 *Concert* 17 March 3.30pm

Venue: Teaching and Learning Building, NTU Clifton Campus NG11 8NS

Ability range: Grade 2 – 5 – No Auditions!

Conductor: Ann-Marie Shaw

Price: £80 per year or £30 per term (school terms)

Enrol online here




Youth String Weekend

Stringwise! is an annual large scale weekend playing workshop and concert especially designed for young string players. Stringwise helps to build confidence, speed up progress and provide young players with valuable orchestral experience.

We cater to all ages and abilities, playing a great variety of music, from classics to pops. Stringwise! provides the opportunity to play a wide variety of music, take part in amazing concerts and in a range of orchestral groups and workshops, all in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Over two hundred players take part and the course is divided into four orchestras:

Stringwise 1 – Beginners
Stringwise 2 – Associated Board grades 1-2
Stringwise 3 – Associated Board grades 3-4
Stringwise 4 – Associated Board grades 5-6

Stringwise is an annual event which takes place in November. There are no auditions! The children are carefully supervised and the orchestras are conducted by specialist leaders. Music and practise CD’s are sent in advance of the course.


ABRSM exams

2018 Practical exam fees

Prep Test £36
Grade 1 £40
Grade 2 £45
Grade 3 £52
Grade 4 £58
Grade 5 £62
Grade 6 £72

Spring 2018 (A) Practical and ARSM exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 19 January

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 12 January

All instruments and grades

United Kingdom 26 February - 29 March

Summer 2018 (B) Practical and ARSM exams

Closing date for online entry: Friday 11 May

Closing date for postal entry: Friday 4 May

All instruments and grades

Scotland & Northern Ireland 4 June–30 June
England & Wales 11 June–14 July