Surrey Arts: Guildford

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Surrey Arts (Surrey County Council) provides arts education and experiences in Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. In the Music Team alone, over 15,000 pupils in 220 schools learn instrumental music every week, on a wide variety of orchestral and contemporary instruments, through the expert tuition of its 300 professional tutors.

Surrey Arts also leads over 50 performing ensemble music groups. These range from area ensembles for beginner and intermediate levels through to county ensemble groups for advanced players. Many of the ensembles take part in overseas tours and perform in prestigious venues, including the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican.

Surrey Arts is the lead organisation in the Surrey Music Hub, and alongside Stringbabies, there are a number of organisations working in partnership to ensure Surrey’s young people are receiving high quality instrumental music opportunities.

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Surrey Arts details

Contact: Laura Griffin
Teaching and Learning Manager
14 The Pines, Broad Street

Phone: 01483 519303 [Surrey Arts South East Operations Team]

Internet: website for Surrey Arts

Facebook: Surrey Music Hub

Twitter: @SurreyMusicHub

Schools in partnership using Stringbabies

and the list is growing!

Partnership progress

There is a very interesting review on the ISM website, about the first year of this partnership.  Starting with three schools, Stringbabies is now in eighteen, with162 current students, with more planned.

Comments from Surrey Arts about Stringbabies

Yvonne Rees: Surrey County Council Strategic Director for Customers and Communities - “The children learn so much during Stringbabies’ lessons, both musically and personally. Stringbabies offers potential life changing opportunities for children providing developmental skills at such a young age, through fun and enjoyable activities that encourage children’s personal and social skills, fine motor skills and musical development. I really enjoyed watching the session - it made me feel both humble but also inspired to learn and play an instrument. Keep up this inspirational programme”.

Alex Golden:  Music teacher, Furzefield Primary School - “It’s been fantastic having Stringbabies at Furzefield. The children love the interactive sessions and we’re so pleased to be able to offer another opportunity for children to succeed and feel great about their learning. There’s a real feeling of excitement round the school.”

Current partners: Surrey Arts, St James C of E Primary, Cornwall Music Service Trust, Natomas Music Square, Radnor House, The Oxfordshire County Music Service, Copthorne Preparatory School, East Ayrshire Instrumental Service, Fiveways Ryde School, Hull Music Hub, Viva Musica Academy,

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Stringbabies and The SoundPost Ltd

Stringbabies is pleased to work in association with the Sound Post Ltd: Home of the Primavera Family of bowed String Instruments’