The string department has adopted the mantra that there are a number of ways of reaching a goal. The teachers will adapt their teaching methods to suit each individual student and allow them to experiment with different ways of playing in order to discover new possibilities and develop their musical personality. In the string classes, the students learn to listen to each other – and that way to listen to themselves.
The students form ensembles, gain experience of gigging with orchestras and practise auditioning for orchestra jobs.
The string department offers violin, viola, cello and double bass as principal instruments as well as a second study on the baroque versions of these instruments.