undefinedLate Starter Strings - Violas

Have you always wanted to play the violin or cello, been curious to pick up a viola…or a double bass?

Benslow Music is launching ‘Late Starter Strings’, offering adult music lovers the opportunity to have a go at learning a violin, viola, cello or double bass. Lessons will be informal and fun, with the opportunity to have lessons individually, in pairs or groups. This is for everyone – regardless of ability! There’ll also be some informal ‘play-along-side’ sessions, where Benslow Late Starters will get the chance to meet each other and play-along-side other learners, to experience the joy and fun of playing together – along with tea and our famous home-made cakes!


Instrument hire available

Lessons in pairs, groups or one-to-one, or a mixture

Friendly, inspiring teachers

Chance to meet other people, play together, and share stories

No previous experience needed - you don't need to be able to read music before you start learning

What’s different about this?

The experience of taking the leap as an adult and learning a stringed instrument can feel a bit lonely. Benslow Music is creating a fun and supportive environment to learn, and quickly get to play with others – which is what music’s about.  

How much does it cost? 

One-to-one lessons: £21 for 30 mins

Lessons in pairs: £16 each for 45 mins

Lessons in groups of 3: £11 each for 45 mins

You’ll have a chance to talk to your teacher about which option suits you best. We will happily put you in touch.

I don't have my own instrument.  Can I still take part?

If you don’t have an instrument, you can loan one from Benslow Music Instrument Loan Scheme for £10 a month (subject to availability). This will be fully set up and you can get help if anything goes wrong with it. On top of that, you’ll need to insure the instrument through Allianz. We’ll give you details about this – Allianz will give everyone at 20% discount. We expect insurance to be no more than £3 a month.  

For more information and to register your interest in the project, contact us using the form on this page or email info@benslowmusic.org.