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

Email. laur[email protected]


Sudbrook, Grantham, NG32 3SA


29th April 2018 - We are delighted to welcome The Stringcredibles to work with 6 of our small ensembles and all of our young musicians.

They lead small group coaching sessions, two workshops on Pitch Pace Perform and a mentoring session for our advanced players.


10-12th April 2018 - Over the past three days, we have been running 2 Easter Strings Courses.


30th March 2018 - It's been a busy start to the Easter holidays for some of our young musicians. Aakash went to join the Chineke Foundation Junior Orchestra, Erin, Annabel, Shivani and Matilda are off to join the National Children's Chamber Orchestra and

Millie, Freya and Holly join the National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain U12s.


28th March 2018 - Thank you to the European String Teachers Association (ESTA UK) who have published a lovely article about

our work here in Lincolnshire and our visit from Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich in their ARCO magazine. You can read

the article here. Many thanks to Ruth who put the article together and all the children who contributed. Great memories of a great day!


17th March 2018 - 5th Anniversary Concert! Today we celebrated turning 5 with a celebration concert at St Wulfram's Church,

Grantham. This was followed by Minims giving another performance at the Grantham Music Festival Trophy Winners Concert.


16th February 2018 - Villiers Quartet - Today 6 of our small ensembles received coaching from the members of the Villiers Quartet. A fab day was had by all.


17th October 2017 - Today, we welcomed Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich to work with our ensembles. See the Oasby Music Group page for more! You can find video and photos on


13th October 2017 - Tonight, Minims, the Cantabile Violin Quartet, Rosie (cello tutor), Agatha and an ensemble of Laura, Ken,

Rosie and Sally, our accompanist, all performed in the Grantham Music Festival's fundraising concert. A great night celebrating

local talent.


September 2017 - Our 5th anniversary year is off to a great start. This term we have 12 ensembles rehearsing and have welcomed

Rowan Cozens to our Sunday team as a new music tutors and expanded our musicianship provision with Ken Garfield to all the groups.


28-31st August 2017 Our Summer workshop saw 65 young musicians aged 5-17 taking part in a range of workshops,

chamber music, master classes and in two full string orchestras. The children worked with tutors from top conservatoires and

professional orchestras including Andrea Gajic, Clare Thompson, Ian Pressland and Rowan Cozens. You can see lots of clips and

photos of our course on


6th May 2017 - Some of the Oasby Music Group children, parents and I travelled to Saffron Walden for Nicola Benedetti and ESTA strings workshop. We had a fab day and learnt so much.


23rd April 2017 - We were delighted to welcome Penny Spencer to Minims to deliver a really engaging and interesting workshop on Vivaldi's Concerto for 4 Violins. As well as working on performance, we also enjoyed seeing the baroque instruments and bows and looking at manuscripts of Vivaldi's and Corelli's music. Thank you for coming.


16th April 2017 - Our children's NCO successes have made it into the local press:


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