6th – 12th August 2017

Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 8-18) to develop their skills and confidence on Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass by taking part in exciting musical activities, including string orchestra, chamber music and individual lessons.
All abilities welcome.
£795 Residential £595 Non-residential

Musical Opportunities

As part of our string summer school, you will be able to take part in individual lessons, masterclasses, chamber music, mixed ensembles and workshops. You’ll have multiple opportunities to perform regardless of your skill level, culminating in a concert on Saturday afternoon that is open to family and friends.

Whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!

A Typical Day

08.00 Breakfast

09.00 Morning yoga/Dalcroze

09.30 ‘How to warm up’ followed by sectional rehearsals

10.30 Chamber music and ensemble coaching (getting to know you)

11.30 Free time

12.00 Individual instrumental tuition/coaching

13.00 Lunch


14.00 Masterclass

15.00 Ensemble coaching

16.00 Free time (afternoon activities or chillin’)

17.00 Rehearsal time

18.00 Dinner (BBQ)

19.15 Evening activity

20.30 Evening wind-down/free time (age dependent)

Other activities

Even professional musicians need a break from their instruments! With Wells Cathedral School’s outstanding facilities, you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not making music…

Meet our world-class staff

Course tutors will generally be either full- or part-time teaching staff of Wells Cathedral School, a government-recognised specialist music school that is known for its quality teaching and musical opportunities for pre-professional musicians. However, should our staff be unavailable for our string summer school, we will appoint music teachers of a comparable calibre to teach courses.

More staff biographies coming soon – please check back!

Meet our String Summer School Co-ordinator
Meet our String Staff

Join us

Who is the course for?

Our string summer school is for musicians aged 8-18. All abilities are welcome.


The course costs £795 residential and £595 non-residential. The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for non-residential).

Application Process

If you’re interested in joining our course, please return our application form and our medical form to along with your deposit. Please note that you need to save the forms BEFORE and AFTER filling it out for it to save properly.