The Cambridgeshire Holiday Orchestra Association have been running music courses for children for over 50 years, and we are proud to be supporting their activities in 2010-11. CHOA runs music courses for children between the ages of 7 & 18 in the three major holidays each year. The children are clearly delighted with the experience because many return time and time again. This year's Christmas Course is running from the 27th - 30th December and will be directed by our very own Trevor Barlow. (For further information and to book the course please see the CHOA website, link above.)
Another event we have recently become involved with is the Britten Sinfonia Family Music Day. The event happens annually, this year on Saturday 30th October, and is primarily for families with children up to age 11. Held at West Road Concert Hall it includes a diverse range of exciting activities including gamelan and instrument making.
Focusing more on teachers (a vital component for education, I think you'll agree!) ESTA, the European String Teachers Association, provides events aimed at string instrument teachers. They recently informed us of a series of workshops on Creative and Effective String Teaching being held in London. If you are a string teacher and would like to improve your method, please see the following link: http://www.estastrings.org/courseApplication2010.htm.