Regional Strings and Youth Orchestra – September 2019

Regional Strings and Youth Orchestra

Solihull Music Hub is delighted to announce the creation of a regional Strings Orchestra
from September 2019.

This exciting new ensemble is a partnership between the music services of Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire and we hope to attract students from across the region to join this brand new group.

We are delighted to announce that the Regional Strings Orchestra will be directed by Mr.
Alex Laing, Artistic Director (Music) at the King’s High school in Warwick.
In addition to his role at King’s High Alex acts as coachand conductor of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain and course director and conductor for the
National Youth String Orchestra of Great Britain.
It is also exciting to announce support from a range of partners including the Warwick
Schools’ Foundation and the University of Warwick Arts Centre. The Regional Strings
Orchestra will rehearse at the King’s High school in Warwick on Fridays from 7.00 – 9.00pm.
Members of the Regional Strings Orchestra will be advanced players of at least grade 6
standard and further details on membership will be available shortly.

Music Monsters – 4 and 5 year olds

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are thrilled to introduce Piano Monsters, starting in January 2019 for any 4 and 5 year old children! This is a brand new programme offered at Saturday Music Centre  (SMC), delivered in partnership with Elegie School Of Music.

music monsters

Join Monty Monster on his quest to learn all about music! Each half term will focus around a particular piece of music, each with an exciting story to tell. Help Monty on his adventures by completing challenges each week, each building towards a strong foundation in music learning.


During these staged classes, children will learn:

  • Keyboard skills
  • Note-reading
  • Musical terms
  • How to play together in an ensemble
  • About lots of different music styles, composers and instruments
  • Good aural skills – listening, singing, beating time

These classes are intended to be the perfect stepping stone between preschool music classes and individual instrumental lessons. They will teach children many of the skills needed as they begin to learn an instrument, in an environment that is fun and sociable!


Piano Monsters will run on Saturdays, 11.00-11.30. The first term will run 12th Jan-16th Feb.


Solihull Music Service, Daylesford Road, Solihull, B92 8EJ.


£60.00 for 6 week course, including all books and materials needed to enjoy the lessons and continue the learning at home!


Places are limited to just 10 children per course. For more info, and to book your space, please visit

We look forward to welcoming many of you and your children onto this exciting new programme! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lauren Elliott at