Tuition at intermediate, senior and advanced levels, groups and performance opportunities
String Zone is open on a Monday evening and offers tuition at intermediate, senior and advanced levels. Sessions are led by the best string teachers in the county who are all professional performers themselves. We also have guest teachers, including members of the Carducci Quartet.
String Zone participants take part in one or more of the following groups:
Senior Strings (grades 5-7)
Advanced Strings (grade 8+)
Cello and Violin Ensemble and technique sessions
Recent performances have included concerts with the Carducci Quartet at Pitville Pump Room and Cheltenham Town Hall, European Chamber Orchestra in Stroud Subrooms and a performance at the Three Choirs Festival.
Feedback from audience members includes the following comments: "Musicianship of the highest standard." "A sophisticated ensemble who play with assurance and maturity. Bravo!" "A fantastic Three Choirs debut. More please!"
Many GAM students have continued their music studies at conservatoires and universities. Recent alumni have gone on to the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Royal Northern College of Music, Trinity Laban, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire as well as Oxbridge and Russell group universities.
New students are welcome at any time during the year. No audition is required, however students are welcome to attend for a trial session before joining.
String Zone is on Mondays 6pm-8pm at Barbican House, Gloucester. The termly fee is £79 for 10 sessions.
We are grateful to Make Music Gloucestershire for subsidising String Zone.