Learn to play at Saturday ELLSO! 

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Never played before?

Learned as a child but let your skills go rusty?

ELLSO is the place for you!

Led by experienced and committed tutors, ELLSO has a well established system for helping adults learn to play music for the first time or improve their exisiting skills. Our programme is designed to cover the needs of all players - from absolute beginners to those with considerable experience who wish to develop interpretive skills and tackle established string repertoire.

There are no examinations or auditions - everyone plays in ensembles arranged for their level right from day one and can take part in three informal end of term concerts to show off what they've acheived. ELLSO members are friendly and enthusiastic, and willing to tackle a wide variety of music even though, as late starters, some have not yet reached a high technical standard.


You can learn violin, viola, cello or bass 

You can have a lot of fun and make new friends along the way!