Information for Families
On the day we will work in two separate ensembles:
- Intermediate Orchestra: This is suitable for string
players working between approximately Grade 4-6. Repertoire on this day will
include Brook Green Suite 3rd movement by Holst.
- Advanced Orchestra: This is suitable for string
players working above Grade 7. Repertoire on this day will include Lyric for
Strings by George Walker.
Please note no exams need to have been taken - these grades are given as
a guideline and repertoire is subject to change. You will be able to swap
orchestras once the music is sent out, for a limited time, if you feel you
should be in a different group. We would encourage you to consult your teachers
over which ensemble is best to join if possible.
day has been designed for you. We want you to absorb as much as possible, leave
any nerves or worries at the door and be relaxed, yet focused. Intense, yet
calm. Our sole intention is to inspire you. In order for us all to gain the
most from the workshop, we will require a level of commitment from you as we
work towards the sessions. Regardless of your level, we want to help each and
every one of you to remember that to be good at something, and therefore
experience more enjoyment, it takes consistent and intelligent work. It doesn’t
happen on its own.
signing up to this workshop, you are also signing up for preparation. It
doesn’t have to take long, but consistency is key. We have put together a
tutorial video and a play along track to help you all with your practice. These
will be shared with all those who are registered approximately 3 weeks before
On the day, we will be working with violinist Nicola Benedetti and an amazing team of tutors including Alex Laing and Andrea Gajic. Click on their names to
read more about them.
will also have a group of Benedetti Foundation Ambassadors (music students and
graduates) with us who will be working with you as well.
The day will end with a short sharing session to which families will be invited to attend. Further information on how to register for seats will be shared with participants nearer the day.
sign up forms will be closed when each orchestra is full, or at the end of the
day on Sunday 12 June 2022.
Register via The Benedetti Foundation here:
Information for Teachers
the day, you will spend at least one session with the young people taking part
in the string day running in parallel.
teach whole class, small group or individuals, the sessions will ultimately aim
to build a new sense of community where teachers from all backgrounds come
together to inspire and motivate, to engage and share and to learn and develop
from some of the greatest educators and teachers.
aspires to leave you with new found excitement and enthusiasm about teaching
your instrument, and a chance to forge stronger relationships with those in
will include a selection from: Back to Basics, Skills Progression, Group
Teaching, Physical Wellbeing, Engaging Students with Scales and Studies, Mental
Health and Performance Anxiety, Lesson Planning, Developing Notation and Early
Note Reading, Inquisitive, Meaningful and Purposeful Teaching and more…
This day will be designed for you and so we invite you to include any suggestions of topics you would love to see covered in the teacher training sessions. Please write directly to The Benedetti Foundation on email@example.com
The form will
be closed when the workshop is full, or at the end of the day on
Register via The Benedetti Foundation here.