Strings Listen and Play Day


On Saturday 17th March BPM is holding a Listen & Play Day for Starter Strings and String Group in the main hall at Bristol Plays Music Music Centre West in Southmead.

Our ‘listen and play days’ are a great opportunity for any children considering joining one of our groups to sit in on, or join in with our rehearsals.  Young people looking to join the music centre are able to come for the whole morning and see how the two groups work.

Starter Strings
This group is suitable for children who have been playing for as little as a term, if they have learnt to use their 1st and 2nd fingers. The music is designed so that there is always an open string with first finger part but the more experienced children can be playing parts that are approaching grade 1 level.

There is no audition and we have tutors on hand to help and encourage the less confident players.

String Group
This group follows on from Starter Strings and is suitable for children who have started using a ‘low 2nd finger’ on the violin/viola or 2nd finger on the cello (ask your teacher if you are unsure about this). This is approximately grade 1 level and we have parts that will stretch the players up to grade 2.

Again there are no auditions and we have encouraging and supportive tutors.

09:30 – 10:15      Starter Strings

10:15 – 10:45      Refreshments for both groups and parents

10:45 – 11:30      String Group

If you would like any further information on the open morning or the groups themselves contact us on 0117 204 7140 or email