Laura Gardiner and the Oasby Music Group

Violin, Viola & Music Theory Tuition near Grantham, Lincolnshire. The Oasby Music Group -ensembles, workshops and concerts.

Tel. 07515 882901



Sudbrook, Grantham, NG32 3SA


Each year, we host workshops in school holidays. These courses give children from across Lincolnshire and surrounding

counties the opportunity to come together to play great music, make new friends and work with tutors who are at the top

of their professions. To apply for a Summer Course place, please contact Laura at


Summer Courses: 

Senior Course - Grade 5+ - Diploma Level Monday 27th - Wednesday 29th August 9am-5pm (5.30pm Monday)

Grantham Preparatory School, Gorse Lane, Grantham NG31 7UF  Course Fees: £120  Max spaces: 35

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This year's Summer course will consist of three main strands: masterclass/performance class, chamber music and string orchestra. The young musicians will be coached by some of Britain's top instrumentalists including:

Clare Thompson - former sub-leader of the Philharmonia, current guest No 3 - CBSO, teacher at Trinity Conservatoire and Junior Royal Academy of Music.

Andrea Gajic - teacher at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, St Mary's Music School and international guest professor.

Ian Pressland - former cellist with the BBC Concert Orchestra and member of the Rasumovsky String Quartet.

Rowan Cozens - pianist & violist, Rowan had an active playing career in France before returning to England & building a highly successful teaching practice.

Justin Ward - Justin has had an extremely varied career, including 6 string quartet tours to Japan, accompanying Shirley Bassey next to the Sphinx in Cairo and Wagner’s Ring Cycle!


Junior Course - Grade 1 - Grade 4 level  Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30th August 9am-4.30pm  Grantham Preparatory School, Gorse Lane, Grantham NG31 7UF

Course Fees: £120  Max spaces: 35

This year's Juniors course will be an exciting mix of workshops including: chamber music, string orchestra, Kodaly, percussion, composition, samba drumming, improvisation, performance skills and solo concert. The Junior course has a large team of tutors who work over the three days. Each day ends with a small informal concert sharing some of what they have done each day. Tutors include: Clare Thompson, Caroline Davis, Rowan Cozens, Jo Bradley, Elsa Bradley, Ken Garfield and Rosie Spinks. Full tutor biogs -

To book a place on the Juniors course, please email me. A £40 non-refundable deposit will secure your place and the balance should be paid by the end of June. The course fee can also be paid at the time of booking in full.  


Beginners Course - Pre Grade 1 Tuesday 28th - Thursday 30th August - 9am-4.30pm each day Grantham Preparatory School, Gorse Lane, Grantham NG31 7UF Course Fees: £120  Max spaces: 10

For this year's beginners course, we're delighted to welcome back lots of familiar faces to work with the children. The age range for the beginners course is 5-9. They will take part in workshops in Kodaly, musicianship, percussion, singing, chamber music and solo playing. Their tutors will come from the same list as the Juniors course. The beginners course is a super way to give your young string players a first experience of our courses. The children will share something from their day in the end of day performances with the Junior course. For more info:

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