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An investment in your future


The String Academy is currently operating successfully online and in-person for individual lessons,

group lessons, playtogethers, and theory lessons. Families have the option to remain online for

the foreseeable future if they wish, and students are being taught from all over the UK,

Europe and the US. 

*** Booking is now open for Summer Lessons 2021 ***

External students wishing to progress over the summer are welcome!

Please Contact for further details.

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The 'Violin with Helen' String Academy is based in North Reading, Berkshire, UK, and provides adults and children age 4+ with a comprehensive and exceptional music education. Teaching is based around the Suzuki philosophy, and students are encouraged to reach their potential in a warm and nurturing environment.

Students of Violin with Helen have performed for a number of high profile events, including private performances for well-known celebrities and artists from the film, television and music industries, as well as festivals, competitions and charity performances. A number of students have also been members of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, regional youth orchestras, the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal College of Music. They also hold a number of music scholarships, regularly place highly in regional and national competitions, and routinely achieve the highest results in their ABRSM, LCM and

Trinity music exams. 

Summer Recital Concert 2021

This year to be covid secure, our pieces will be recorded in person with our pianist, and streamed to our parents and audience the following weekend.

It's so lovely to see students and play music in person again!!

Graduates Holding Diplomas

Woodley Festival March 2021

A larger number of students performed in the online Woodley Festival this year. Every student benefited from their participation and we were delighted to be awarded a number of 1st, 2nd and 3rd medal places for our individual performances and pre-recorded group entries. We also won the special technical award for our video entry!

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Lockdown Exam Success!

Learning has not stopped because of lockdown! Our students have been exceedingly busy and have earned themselves a whole range of exam qualifications.

All Distinctions and Merits!!!

15 x ABRSM Grade 5 Theory

3 x ABRSM Grade 8

2 x ABRSM Grade 7

 10 x ABRSM Grades 5-6

6 x LCM Grades 1-5

 3 x Trinity Grades 1-6