31 Jul - 25 Sep
50 Minutes
$200 per term

Penrith Strings (7-12 yrs)

Wednesdays 5:00pm

Penrith Strings is an ensemble program that will introduce your child to shared learning and the magic of being part of a musical group.

Bringing together children of similar levels, and breaking away from the lonely tedium of solo practice, Penrith Strings offers participants the richness, joy, and satisfying sounds of a string ensemble.

Your child will be introduced to ensemble techniques, develop technical accuracy and build on skills essential for orchestral and chamber music playing.

This junior strings program will help your child to build their confidence and enhance their solo skills. A great forerunner to the Penrith Youth Orchestra, your child will forge lasting relationships with other students who love music.

Learn in a caring, supportive environment from the best educators available at Penrith Conservatorium.


  • Introduction to ensembles – preparation for orchestra and chamber music
  • Development of aural skills
  • Improvement of sight-reading skills
  • Musicality, phrasing, bowing techniques, fingering
  • Listening and peer support in a music setting

Suitable for:

All students of Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, recommended ages 7-12

Course Schedule

Wednesdays 5:00pm (45 mins)
Ensemble Room 3 (Level 1, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre)

  • Term 2: 15 May – 3 July (8 weeks)
  • Term 3: 31 July – 25 September 2024 (8 weeks – no class between 2-7 September)
  • Term 4: 23 October – 11 December (8 weeks)

Mid-term enrolments are welcome!


Who can apply?

Violin: Minimum 1 year of prior learning recommended

Viola: Minimum 1 year of prior learning recommended

Cello: Minimum 1 year of prior learning recommended

Double Bass: Beginners and above

Performance opportunities: 2 per year

Final week of Term 2: Informal demonstration concert

End of Year Concert: Conservatorium Concert inclusion

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