The Violin is probably the most famous of the instruments that we associate with the String Family but other similarly important family members that we find in the orchestra include the Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Arguably the Harp and Guitar could also live within this family however to keep things simple those instruments can have their own page.
Learning and playing a string instrument will allow you to play many types of musical styles from classical to jazz and even more contemporary music such as musicals. The double bass is an integral member in jazz ensembles and the fiddle/violin is often seen taking centre stage in country and blue bands. Of course as a string player there are a multitude of ensembles that you can play in.
Instruments in the String Family include:
- Double Bass
The Conservatorium has expert teachers for all the instruments listed above which can be learnt on campus in a 1 to 1 setting. Additionally, being involved in our Saturday Strings Program is the best way to progress on your instrument as well as giving you the opportunity to make other string friends and move on to our Premier Ensembles such as the CCYO and the CCO.
Conservatorium String students can participate in the following Conservatorium ensembles and programs listed below:
- Central Coast Youth Orchestra (CCYO) – High School to Tertiary
- Central Coast Chamber Orchestra (CCCO) – High School to Tertiary
- Saturday strings Program – Primary to High School
- Saturday Strings Ensembles – Primary to High School
- Saturday Strings Chamber Music Program – High School
- Regional Youth Orchestra NSW (RYONSW) – High School to Tertiary
View Strings teachers here.