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

The Oasby Music Group is now in its 5th year and our ensembles meet 4 times a term to rehearse and perform together.

We have 13 ensembles this year from the young beginners through to the most advanced players and a super team of

ensemble staff led by Laura - Ken Garfield, Rowan Cozens, Rosie Spinks, Runa Saha. We have five large ensembles and

various duets, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets who rehearse during the ensemble day.

On Tuesday 17th October, the Oasby Music Group was visited by Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich who led a

workshop with three different ensembles. Nicola and Leonard are two of the most charismatic and sought after musicians

in the country and their visit was incredibly inspiring and motivating for these students. Phoebe, aged 7, summed the

whole experience up: "Meeting Nicola Benedetti was an incredible opportunity for me and I’m sure that everybody felt the

same. I worked really hard before the day and practised with my sister. We were so lucky because not many people get to do something as great

as this. The concert went really well and I loved it, especially when she said that we were one of the best taught orchestras she had ever heard (I think this is because of our teacher Laura). One of the things that I will remember Nicola said was to move your body with the music. Thank you so much and I’ll remember it forever." You can read Nicky's notes on her day with us here: We were also feature on Classic FM's Facebook page!

During the year, we invite special guests to come along and work with us. In the past, we are delighted to have welcomed Penny Spencer, Chris Bradley, Clare Thompson, Jo Bradley, the Villiers Quartet and the Stringcredibles to lead workshops and we are now looking forward to working with Tasmin Little and the Carducci Quartet in 2019. If you're interested in finding out more about what we do, please contact us.  


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