Websites that are useful, people we respect

This page links to sites of interest to Cellobabies, Violababies & Violinbabies players, teachers and parents and to other musicians.

First - our sister website for those interested in non-stringed instruments.  This gives information about our various projects using the same principles - currently Piano, Flute & Recorder!

Now the full links list, arranged in various categories:

Stringbabies Partners

Surrey Arts Music service for Surrey [tel 01372 832912]

Thornbury Music a well established music school based near Guildford in Surrey [phone 01483 892540]

Amberley First School primary school in West Sussex [tel 01798 831612]

Music Cornwall Music service for Cornwall [tel 01209 721417]

St James C of E primary school in Coldwaltham, Sussex. [tel 01798 872196]

Music for Bedford Borough Music service for Bedford [phone 01234 718088]

more about Stringbabies partnerships...

Teachers, courses & resources

Exeter Young Strings An exciting project led by dedicated and experienced string teachers. Kirsty Hugil, the Director, is establishing two music centres as part of an inclusion programme for children from disadvantaged areas of Exeter and is using ‘Cellobabies’ and ‘Violinbabies’ as the main teaching material! A great resources site, run by Catherine Black, a wonderful cellist and cello teacher in her own right. As the site name suggests, Catherine runs a brilliant series of courses for cello players who really want to move on. Her one day workshops include looking at performance and practise. Catherine also runs one day and a stunning six day summer school for ensemble playing of Renaissance and Baroque music - where else would you find such a happy, challenging experience for players of a wide range of abilities - do have a look! Another great cello resources site, but specifically for children - lots of fun stuff!

SPEAR Surrey Practitioners Education Artists Resource - a resource encouraging creative provision for young people - in particular for those interested in teaching Stringbabies in Surrey and taking part in Stringbabies training

CellosRock! Cellos Rock! provides young cellists with an opportunity to learn more about music and playing the cello in an informal and enjoyable atmosphere. Established and run by Sheida Davis in July & December - a wonderful Christmas present.

Instruments, repairs & other products

Ackerman Music Sussex based woodwind, brass and strings specialists

AR Distribution Professional products for musicians - bows, hair, rosin, bridges, stands etc

Timothy Batchelar Leicestershire area: Timothy is a nice chap who does little cellos/violins and really cares about getting it right

Bromsgrove Strings Bromsgrove Strings [Birmingham] are highly experienced in string instrument restoration, repairs and bow-making. Chris Howell is happy to supply small size violins and cellos and set them up properly.

The Sound Post Ltd I'm very happy to recommend 'The Sound Post'. They distribute violins, violas, cellos' and double bass, plus bows, cases and all sorts of accessories. In particular, they supply small instruments for children, including the multi coloured rainbow violins!

Music organisations

European String Teachers Association Leading organisation for teachers of stringed instruments

Music of Life not-for-profit organisation that offers opportunities to musically gifted children with disabilities and special needs.

National Association of Youth Orchestras Umbrella organisation for the UK internet based cello society - international in scope Good uk based string players and teacher's director An exciting organisation for Christians working in the music profession

Horsham Performers Platform A friendly festival for all ages & standards, based in Horsham, Sussex.

In Harmony Sistema England a charity which seeks to bring about social change in communities through music. It was set up by cellist Julian Lloyd Webber to promote the principles and methodology (adapted to an an English context) of the outstanding El Sistema project in Venezuela. I share the vision of IHSE and wholeheartedly add the support of Stringbabies.

Publishers and Scores

Lindsay Music specialist publisher

Rondo Publishing Viol teaching specialists, by Jacqui Robertson-Wade

Music Publishing Online all sorts of interesting information about music publishing

Rhinegold Publishing Ltd Classical music magazine Publisher: Choir & Organ, International Piano, Classical Music, Opera Now, Music Teacher, The Singer, Early Music Today, Muso Classroom Music and Teaching Drama.

My Music Scores specialising in digital string scores for teachers at all levels

mainly4strings The home of Mainstream Music, one of the largest collections of downloadable and affordable educational string music on the internet

Exam bodies

Associated Board of the Royal School of Music full of useful information - we have linked to the specific page which has many more links of interest to music teachers.

Trinity Guildhall Kay has selected the cello repertoire for the new Trinity Guildhall syllabus, running from 2007.

Website design

OakenPage [website design] Designed and maintains both my websites - a good chap!



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